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Strategic Planning in IS/IT Investments

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What role does strategic planning play in IS/IT investments? Is this something that can be easily adjusted when necessary? Why or why not? Who is in control of the strategic planning function within an organization? What is the role of organizational culture, if any? Who is in control of the organization culture? Do you have personal experiences with this issue?

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Strategic planning plays a significant role in information systems and information technology investments, due to the fact that the amount of capital that would be invested in information systems and information technology is largely dependent on the significance that information systems and information technology play in the overall strategic plan. This aspect of the strategic planning can easily be adjusted when necessary, due to the fact that it simply requires either adding funding to information systems and information ...

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