COM 331-Ch.6 - COM 331 Intro to MIS Ch.6 Strategic...

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COM 331 – Intro to MIS Ch.6: Strategic Information Systems Planning Strategic Alignment Fit and consonance between the priorities and activities of the IS function and the strategic direction of the firm p.155 Key IS decisions for senior management 1. How much should we spend on IT? 2. Which business processes should receive the IT dollars? 3. Which IT capabilities need to be companywide? 4. How good do our IT services really need to be 5. What security and privacy risks will we accept? 6. Whom do we blame if an IT initiative fails? p.155 Planning process -Clarifying how the firm plans to use and manage IS resources to fulfill its strategic objectives -Enable communication -Enable unity of purpose (p.158) -Simplify decision making over time (p.158) p.157 Strategic planning process -Involves: Gathering information about the current availability and performance of IS p.158
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COM 331-Ch.6 - COM 331 Intro to MIS Ch.6 Strategic...

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