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1. Organization of your answer is important. Use appropriate headings and subheadings to indicate the structure and the focuses of the answers.
2. effective use of bullets and itemization enhances clarity of your ideas.
3. Please be concise and pay attention to the development of a structure for your response

Essay 1 Strategic Value of IT
1. According to Carr, can a company derive strategic value from investing in IT? What is his reasoning for the conclusion?
2. How do you reconcile the differences between Carr’s analysis of IT’s strategic value and successful stories such as, UPS, eBay, Face book, Google, iTunes, Yahoo, etc.?
Essay 2 Facebook: It’s about the Money (pp 158 – 160)
1. This question relates to the case “Facebook: It’s about the Money.” Describe the weaknesses of Facebook’s privacy policies and features.
2. What management, organization, and technology factors have contributed to those weaknesses?
Essay 3 Monitoring Employees on Networks: Unethical or Good Business? (pp 266- 267)
1. Write a few pointers for an effective email and Web use policy for a hypothetical business.
2. What specific management, organization, and technological issues would need to be addressed to carry out your email and Web use policy?



information systems