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ch13-answers - Chapter Chapter 13 IT Strategy and Planning...

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Chapter: Chapter 13: IT Strategy and Planning Multiple Choice 1. Which of the following does not describe business and IT strategic alignment? a) The alignment of IT and business is the number-one issue facing many CIOs. b) Many IT initiatives have failed because they were not aligned to the business strategy. c) Most companies initiate the simple process of IT alignment. d) If IT is not properly aligned with the organization’s strategy, then large investments in ISs may have a low payoff. Ans: c Difficulty: Medium Section Ref: 13.1 Alignment of Business and IT Strategies AACSB: Reflective thinking 2. IT-business alignment can be fostered by focusing on activities central to alignment. Which of the following is not one of those activities? 3. What is the main challenge to achieving IT-business alignment?
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4. When enterprise-wide IT projects so overwhelm the workload of the IS group that there is insufficient time for communication with members of the business units, it damages IS-business alignment because: 5. IT can add value to a company directly by: a) Reducing the workforce while not reducing the production level. b) Widening the geographic market. c) Providing a competitive advantage through improved customer service. d) Reducing competition based on price. Ans: a Difficulty: Medium Section Ref: 13.2 IT Strategy Initiation AACSB: Use of Information Technology
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