Case Study: Making Information Systems Investments
Read Case Study IV-1 entitled “The Clarion School for Boys, Inc.—Milwaukee Division: Making Information Systems Investments” on pages 594-610 in your textbook, Managing Information Technology.
The case study provides an example of the practical and political difficulties encountered in information systems (IS) planning and also provides an example of assessing current IS resources.
Develop a detailed outline of a long-range information system plan for Clarion—Milwaukee.
A long-term plan should include the following sections:
- Statement of precise objectives
- Analysis of current and future environment, including business, information technology, and user information
- Proposed information technology action plan, including hardware, applications, personnel, network, and facilities
- Resource and funding needs justification
- Implementation plan
- Organizational change
Label each section clearly.
Note: Special consideration should be made to adoption of innovative, emerging, or IT trends.
Your outline should be 2-3 pages in length and well-written. Please be sure to incorporate the questions into your responses. Use academic writing standards and APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate.