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Q1: Adopting an enterprise application is a key business decision as well as a technology decision. Do you agree? Why or why not? Who should make this decision? Justify your answer with an example.

I am agreeing to say that adopting an enterprise application is a key business decision as well as a technology decision. This is because if you do not understand the technology how and why shall you invest it. Somehow if you invested, how can you gain profit from it? At the enterprise level, software licensing is a large part of the budget. Once you lock in on an application, it is even more costly to change, so you need to make the right decision in order to adopt this enterprise. Adopting an enterprise application is certainly a key business decision as it involves many aspect of the organization. The students can answer this question by including many topics such as the company’s strategy, seeking a competitive advantage, cultural challenges involved in implementation, financial demands required to obtain such systems, demands for highly skilled employee work in this area including systems personnel and the acquisition of expensive technology and software.

Enterprise applications decisions are mainly the decision-making responsibility of senior managers however students should also stress that the people who will be responsible for using these systems must be considered a key part of the decision-making process in this area. No matter how good a system is or how successful its implementation-it is only as good as the employees make it. Employees must be convinced of the value that these systems will bring to them. It is vital that they do not feel threatened by the prospects that these systems will result in their no longer having a position within the organization.

Q2: The internet may not make corporations obsolete, but corporations will have to change...
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