1. Organization of your answer is important. Use appropriate headings and subheadings to indicate the structure and the focuses of the answers.
2. effective use of bullets and itemization enhances clarity of your ideas.
3. Please be concise and pay attention to the development of a structure for your response
Essay 1 Strategic Value of IT
1. According to Carr can a company derive strategic value from investing in IT? What is his reasoning for the conclusion?
2. How do you reconcile the differences between Carrs analysis of ITs strategic value and successful stories such as Amazon.com UPS eBay Face book Google iTunes Yahoo etc.?
Essay 2 Facebook: Its about the Money (pp 158 160)
1. This question relates to the case Facebook: Its about the Money. Describe the weaknesses of Facebooks privacy policies and features.
2. What management organization and technology factors have contributed to those weaknesses?
Essay 3 Monitoring Employees on Networks: Unethical or Good Business? (pp 266- 267)
1. Write a few pointers for an effective email and Web use policy for a hypothetical business.
2. What specific management organization and technological issues would need to be addressed to carry out your email and Web use policy?