1. “Megatrends” Please respond to the following:
- Evaluate the megatrend of demographics in the IT field. Give your opinion as to why IT managers must understand this megatrend when selecting talent for organizational positions.
- Speculate as to why the megatrend of demographics may impact the development of IT products worldwide, especially in countries with aging populations.
- Post a reference in APA.
2. “IT Skills” Please respond to the following:
- While it is understood that the CIO should set the example for the IT organization, determine the top three things that the head of IT should be doing to improve the skills of the IT staff.
- Having staff with the proper skill sets is immensely important to accomplishing corporate objectives. List and support three best practices in staffing future organizational needs.
- Post your initial response in APA.
3. “IT Diffusion Models” Please respond to the following:
- Review the IT diffusion models, select two models, then compare and contrast how these models would facilitate a company in the country and business sector of your choice. Be sure to state your business sector. Then, explain how the IT diffusion models may affect it.
- Describe the process of how a non-IT senior manager would arrive at the decision to support one IT diffusion model over another. List the factors that would have to be considered. Determine which model you would choose and explain why.
4. “Strategic Alignment” Please respond to the following:
- Evaluate the approaches by company executives to align an organization for future growth and success. Give your opinion on the credibility of each approach.
- Discuss additional approaches not mentioned in the textbook that may be warranted in aligning an organization for future growth and success. Explain your response.
5. “IT Strategies” Please respond to the following:
- Reflect upon the IT strategies that are used to encourage economic development. Select two strategies and discuss how economic factors affect the strategies that a government may use to facilitate economic development.
- Choose the strategies that seem to be complementary to one other and could be implemented simultaneously. Justify your response.
6. “Strategy Methodology” Please respond to the following:
- Using the three-step process for assessing the IT organization, determine the impact of economic factors at the enterprise level for each step.
- Give your opinion as to which critical element of strategy (people, process, or technology) is the most important. Justify your answer.