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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? a) The CIO is a focused, narrow technologist. b) Senior managers are committed to deploying IT to assure company success. c) The CIO is a member of senior management. d) The CIO understands and buys into the corporate culture and has good communication skills. Ans: a Difficulty: Medium Section Ref: 13.1 Alignment of Business and IT Strategies AACSB: Critical thinking 3. What is the main challenge to achieving IT-business alignment? a) Getting end-users involved in projects to support business tactics. b) The CIO attaining strategic influence. c) Identifying a link between business and IT plans. d) Getting cross-functional cooperation among middle level managers. Ans: b Difficulty: Hard Section Ref: 13.1 Alignment of Business and IT Strategies AACSB: Critical thinking
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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: a) business solutions cannot be optimized. b) the enterprise is over-committed. c) the IS group is viewed as an order taker rather than as a partner with whom to build solutions. d) the IS budget is too limited. Ans: c Difficulty: Hard Section Ref: 13.2 IT Strategy Initiation AACSB: 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 6. Which of the following is not a characteristic of resources that give firms the potential to create a competitive advantage? a) appropriability b) cost leadership c) rarity d) value Ans: b Difficulty: Hard Section Ref: 13.2 IT Strategy Initiation AACSB: Use of Information Technology 7. Southwest Airlines relies on IT to be a low-cost airline. Southwest’s competitive strategy is sustainable under which of the following conditions?
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a) The IT must generate additional revenues that exceed the cost of the IT. b) The IT must generate first-mover advantage.
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course ITC 240 taught by Professor Lee during the Three '11 term at Charles Sturt University.

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