information system (IS) and information-communication technology (ICT)

 in this discussion I want to give you a nearly open-choice question – you can talk about nearly anything as long as it has something to do with IS/ICT as well as organisational strategy. Here I use the term organisational strategy in the sense as many would use business strategy or corporate strategy, only I don’t want to limit the notion to either businesses or corporations. A hospital, a government body or a charity may also have organisational-level strategies; and I would like to believe that often they do. So in generic terms, the task is to take one concept from any of your strategy classes (EIBE, SAE, MS, SCIP, if you have not taken any strategy classes yet, take a strategy concept from the literature, your previous studies or work experience) and any IS/ICT and discuss their connections. The catch with the IS/ICT side of the question is that you should try to focus on the picture we have about IS/ICT, rather than on the actual IS/ICT. This may be trivial, as we often think that we talk about the reality, but we are actually talking about the picture. However, making this distinction conscious can be exceptionally beneficial for deepening your understanding of the IS/ICT in organisations. If you have a topic you like, you can already start writing your post.
If you do not have a favourite topic, find an IS/ICT decision (recent, as much as possible) that your CEO was involved with. In the light of what you have learned in your strategy classes, discuss this decision. If you neither have a favourite topic nor a more or less recent IS/ICT decision that reached CEO level, choose one of the recommended readings, or find one yourself, and make a connection between IS/ICT and strategy around the topic of that particular reading. To make this discussion more interesting (and, indeed, more challenging), for this unit I recommend literature that is somewhat more philosophical, some from the greatest management thinkers ever.