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CASE: PETRIE’S ELECTRONICS

1. How do information systems projects get started in organizations? * Information systems projects get started by management to identify problems with the current system and analyze solutions and risks of implement the system to further assist achieving the project’s goal. Usually, information systems projects to start, management would gather data from employee’s survey about the current system of what components could be improve or eliminate, then utilize such information to create the first step in the project. 2. How are organizational information systems related to company strategy? How does strategy affect the information systems a company develops and uses? * Organization information systems are related to company strategy by working toward the same goal. A strategy is the direction and opportunity that the company is willing to try over the long term planning. Company would utilize its resources within the organization to overcome challenges or risks to meet the needs of markets and its mission statement. Organizational information systems help company achieve its strategic plan. Organization information systems help determine the boundary of information throughout different level of functional area from executive, managerial and operational. It would break down the information from unstructured, semi-structure and structure for each functional area. * Strategy affects the information systems a company develops and uses because strategy is utilize the current system to promote solutions, so it could achieve the objective. In an event of direction changing of a strategy, the information systems would be redesigned to serve the needs of accomplishing company strategy. 3. What do you think Jim’s next step would be? Why?

* I think Jim’s next step would be to create a team for the No Escape Customer project. Jim must utilize the team to gather...
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