Discuss the questions listed below:
- An organization often has distinct roles for handling different domains of its business. How do you think the required skill sets and organizational role of a general manager, functional manager, CIO, and end user differ? Explain why it is critical to the success of modern firms that general and functional managers be directly involved in IS and IT decision making. Why are modern firms increasingly selecting CIOs from managerial ranks rather than from technology ranks?
- Provide an example of two organizations in which you think a similar IS would engender two different outcomes. Explain why.
- IS can generate both positive and negative unintended results. Do you agree or disagree? Justify your answers by providing examples.