1.If the CIO is to be valued as a strategic actor, how can…

1.If the CIO is to be valued as a strategic actor, how can he bring to the table the ethos of alignment, bound to the demands of process strategic planning to move IT to the forefront of the organization’s future? 2. Review and discuss an article that sheds light on the conditions that lead to the “freedom with fences” (the ability to be innovative and creative within certain prescribed boundaries) organization. 3. You are the new CIO of a large wholesale manufacturing firm. The CFO has historically “run the numbers” for the IT component, but projects have always been pitched more for their aesthetic value over Return on Investment. Present a review of an article for your CFO, CEO, and disseminate to your IT staff, on how you would like to frame the IT fiscal with a logic for doing so. 4. Review an article that discusses the benefits and risks, and how we can anticipate an overall positive Return on Investment for conversion to a cloud based platforms. Reference: Bradley, J., J. Loucks, J. Macaulay, A. Noronha, & M. Wade. (2015, July). Disruptor and Disrupted ‐‐ Strategy in the Digital Vortex. Global Center for Digital Business Transformation. Retrieved from https://www.imd.org/dbt/whitepapers/disruptor‐disrupted. Citation: (Bradley et al., 2015: p#) Reference: Execute Organizational Goals Through Alignment. (May 24, 2016). ClearCompany. Retrieved from http://infocenter.enr.com. Citation: (“Execute”, 2016: p#) Reference: Henderson, J. & N. Venkatraman. (1990). Strategic Alignment: A Model for Organizational Transformation Via Information Technology. 1990. Center for Information Systems Research. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Boston, MA. Citation: (Henderson & Vebkatraman, 1990: p#). Reference: Luftman, J. & Brier, T. (1999, Fall). Achieving and Sustaining Business‐IT Alignment. California Management Review. 42 (1), 109‐122. Citation: (Luftman & Brier, 1999: p#) Reference: Bolman, L. & T. Deal. (2003). Reframing Organizations: Artistry, Choice, and Leadership. 3rd edition. Jossey‐Bass, Inc. Citation: (Bolman & Deal, 2003: p#) Reference: Stenzel, J. (2011). Freedom with Fences: Robert Stephens Discusses CIO Leadership and IT Innovation. In Stenzel, J. (Ed.) CIO Best Practices: Enabling Strategic Value with Information Technology (1‐40). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Citation: (Stenzel, 2011) Reference: Wilson , J. H. (2011, Winter). Freedom at Work: Psychological Empowerment and Self‐ Leadership. International Journal of Business and Public Administration, 8, 106‐124. Citation: (Wilson, 2011) Reference: FitzGerald, J. (2011, June 10). Selecting Metrics to Demonstrate IT Value. Network World. Retrieved from http://www.cio.com/article/2407266/business‐analytics/selecting‐metrics‐to‐ demonstrate‐it‐value.html. Citation: (Fitzgerald, 2011) Reference: IT Financial Metrics Primer. (2016). Apptio, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.apptio.com. Citation: (“IT Financial”, 2016: p#) Reference: IT Financial Metrics Primer: Eleven Essential Metrics. (2015). Apptio, Inc. Retrieved from http://apptio.com. Citation: (“IT Financial Metrics Primer: Eleven”, 2015: p#) Reference: Technology Business Management. (2010). Apptio, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.apptio.com. Citation: (“Technology”, 2010: p#) Reference: The Top 10 Metrics to Manage the Business of IT. (2016). Apptio, Inc. Retrieved from http://www.apptio.com. Citation: (“The Top Ten”, 2016: p#) Reference: 3 Things to Know Before Moving Your Data to the Cloud. (2016). Veritas. Retrieved from http://www.idgconnect.com/view_abstract/41805/things‐to‐know‐before‐moving‐your‐data‐to‐the‐ cloud?source=TWUK. Citation: (“3 Things”, 2016) Reference: Barr, J. (2011). Introduction to AWS. [MP4]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaJCmoGIW24 Citation: (Barr, 2011) Reference: Sullivan, D. (2014). Cloud Computing. RealTime Publications. Retrieved from http://www.realtimepublishers.com/book.php?id=157. Citation: (Sullivan, 2014: p#)If the CIO is to be valued as a strategic actor, how can he bring to the table the ethos of alignment, bound to the demands of process strategic planning to move IT to the forefront of the organization’s future?

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