“Chief information officers (CIOs) have the difficult job of running a function that uses a large amount of resources but that offer little measurable evidence of its value. At the same time, line managers are increasingly assuming responsibility for planning, building, and running information systems that affect their operations, while the CIO role becomes more strategic in nature. The strategic role of the CIO is becoming ever more complex, requiring an expansion of the organizational and structural possibilities for filling that role. This has prompted many firms to look outside the organization for the right qualifications as well as reshape the IS executive role itself. Consequently, the CIO role varies dramatically among firms in terms of background, roles, and specific IT strategies.” (Gottschalk 2000, p. 1)
[Reference: Gottschalk, P. (2000, January). IS/IT leadership roles. Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Information Systems]
· Textbook: Chapters 1, 2, 3
· Coursepack: Nokia – The Inside Story of the Rise and Fall of a Technology Giant
Read Porter’s “Strategy and the Internet” and explain the following question:
· How does the Internet change the business strategy?
Based on the case – “Nokia” in the required readings, discuss the following question:
· How does the interaction between top and middle management influence the innovation process and outcomes of Nokia?
· Up to 200 words.(Please I want exactly 200 words without write a question)
· Use your own words. Plagiarized work will be graded at 0.
Team Discussion #2
Have a discussion among your team members concerning the following questions.
· Why would Carl Williams ask a non-technical manager to assume the CIO position? Is it a good idea?
· Should a CIO be chosen among technically-trained or business-background managers?
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· What does it mean by “IT management is about management” (Textbook p. 12)?