How well staff is able to handle the option

Read Case Study I-1 entitled “IMT Custom Machine Company, Inc.: Selection of an Information Technology Platform” on pages 116-127 in your textbook, Managing Information Technology.

Then write a debriefing report that includes the “pros” and “cons” of the four options presented to the vice president and division manager in the case study. Include a recommendation for the one of the four options you feel would be the most appropriate solution. If none of the four options is the appropriate solution, recommend a new option.

In your response remember to address the following:

  • How well staff is able to handle the option
  • Key applications and their ability to work with the type of system
  • Tools available that work with the type of system
  • Stability of vendor[s]
  • Cost
  • Consistency with business group strategies and vision
  • Budget and capacity planning
  • Software licensing
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