course:Information Technology Importance in Strategic Planning; Discussion

 
A Discussion question (by the Instructor) will be posted at the start of each week where a discussion is due. A detailed (800 or more words) response to this question is required No Later Than (NLT) Sunday (midnight) of that same course week. Also, reply to the post of at least two of your classmates NLT Sunday (midnight) of the same week. All three posts should be in one thread.
In order to receive full credit for discussion posts, you MUST include at least two in-text citations from scholarly/academic sources (i.e. the textbook, UCumberland’s Library, or other peer-reviewed sources.  Aproper APA style reference list is also required. A cover page nor abstract page is NOT required.
 
Discussion question (Instructor)
In Chapter 2 of the text – Managing & Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, the chapter discusses why information systems experience failure often because of organizational strategy. A classic example of this type of failure can be seen in the failure of Blackberry. Blackberry phones in the 90’s were the phone to have.
Reply to this Discussion question (800 or more words)
Using the lessons learned in Chapter 2 of the text about organizational strategy and the relationship to information systems failure, analyze the case of Blackberry. You must have 4 scholarly journal articles to support your analysis. Try to find articles that are less than 5 years old. Include one article about the Blackberry failure which will probably be an older article from the news.
Reply to any two of your classmate’s post (300 or more words). You do not need a new reference list with these replies, unless you cite sources not already cited in you original reply to the Discussion question. If so, include all sources cited in one reference list.

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