Describe the security breach experienced by Sunnylake. Why do you think this breach occurred? What would you have done to prevent it?
What do you think Sunnylake should do now? Would you make the same recommendation to your manager if all of your office was locked out of its computer systems?
What was the underlying cause of the collapse of the CareGroup system?
Does the reason a network fails change the nature of the response? For example, in what ways is Sunnylake’s response helped or hindered by receiving a ransom notice? Do you think CareGroup would have reaction differently if they had coincidently received a threatening message?
In what ways do you think the hiring manager is better or worse off for having additional data available via a Google search?
What do you think the hiring manager should do? What aspects of the expert commentary do you agree and disagree with?
What is the key strategy of Cognizant and what are the roles of knowledge in implementing its strategy? What is the role of Information Technology?
What are the critical challenges in Cognizant’s knowledge management? Describe organizational and technical challenges.
Evaluate Cognizant 2.0. What are the key opportunities you see for Cognizant? How can they capitalize on it?
Two major components of Wyeth’s global IT strategy were its ERP system and its “Global Data Warehouse.” In what ways do you think that the global nature of these initiatives influenced their design, development, and implementation?
Would you say that IT-enabled globalization is simply another version of the centralization/decentralization decision that any company makes when it has multiple divisions, or is it fundamentally different? Explain.
What are the key success factors behind Apple’s platform strategy with iTunes?
Compare Apple’s strategy for iPad and iPhone to Amazon’s strategy for Kindle. Which company do you think will be more successful?
Develop an argument that a similar platform strategy can or cannot be used in other products such as cars, TV, or more traditional products like furniture and appliances (e.g., pick a side and argue it).
What are unique characteristics of digital technology compared to other technologies? Why do they matter?