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Types and Significance of Infrastructures

Why would a senior manager need to know all four infrastructures and not just focus on the one in which his/her company is engaged?

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1. Why would a senior manager need to know all four infrastructures and not just focus on the one in which his/her company is engaged in?

The four infrastructures are the context of strategy formulation. Strategy formation is one of the major roles and responsibilities of the senior manager. Therefore, the senior manager needs to know about all four infrastructures in order to make informed business decisions; they work together as a whole and are related to the roles and responsibilities of the senior manager:

· Technology infrastructure: This is both an enabler and driver of change. The hardware backbone of computers, routers, servers, fiber optics, cables, modems, etc. provide half of the technology equation. The other half includes the software and communication standards including the core protocols for the www.

· Capital Infrastructure: Deals with getting the money to ...

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This solution explains the four types of infrastructures and provides several reasons why a senior manager must be knowledgeable about all four infrastructures, rather than just focus on the one infrastructure that the company is engaged.

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