“Six IT Decisions Your IT People Shouldn’t Make””

“Six IT Decisions Your IT People Shouldn’t Make””

Global Connection Through Technology
Explain your answer clearly within the limit of character counts.

Question 1:
Joseph Nilekani, the C.E.O. of MNC, was showing me his global video-conference room, pointing with pride to a wall-
size flat-screen TV, which he said was the biggest in Asia. He explained, that he could hold a virtual meeting of the
key players from its entire global supply chain for any project at any time on that supersize screen. So its American
designers could be on the screen speaking with their Indian software writers and their Asian manufacturers all
at once. We were about to head for a global conference. But the entire system was down. He took no time to call
senior managers and asked for the reasons which further extended to conversation regarding the concurrent IT
projects. However most senior managers told one answer: “We need to talk to our respective IT department.”
Given the above situation which one/or more of the six decisions have been abdicated by the senior managers
and why?

Question 2:
Mr. Zakir, CEO of a company was deciding to install high end software for employees. He called CFO and CMO and
decided to go for it. What is the flaw in their process of decision making? Explain your answer.

Question 3:
While a number of factors distinguish top performing companies, the most important is that senior managers do
not take a leadership role in a handful of key IT decisions. Do you agree or disagree? Substantiate your choice.

Question 4:
Centralizing IT capabilities can save money-but limit business unit’s flexibility. If we assume that you are an
entrepreneur then which one will you propose for your firm. Explain your answer.

Assessment 2
“Six IT Decisions Your IT People Shouldn’t Make”