To remain the leading provider of information systems in New Zealand, Australia and Southeast Asia, we suggest D Company addresses the issues outlined in the previous section in the following ways: Skills Planning and Training There needs to be an alignment in place between IT strategy and vision, and employee’s knowledge and skills base.Once senior management has articulated the company’s future strategy, they need to assess the company’s IT needs and put measures in place to ensure they will have the skill sets they need in the future from within the company wherever possible.This needs to be carried out on an ongoing basis. IT/Business relationship D Company is so decentralized that, as shown in the above point, they have do not have a very good overriding IT/business relationship. To improve on this fragmentation, they need to create formal processes across their business units that help optimize information sharing and expertise across the business.
This would also need to be done by senior management. Controls architecture 1. D Company needs to improve its IT security by installing email and website filtering software.2. IS policy needs to be communicated to each employee on a regular basis through numerous avenues like email, posters, meetings and training.3. Senior management should be proactive in their approach to monitoring the IS structure.
They could set aside a few minutes each week to go over website and email activity, and this combined with the email and website software we suggest installing above, will help D Company manage IT risk problems before they arise.ReferencesAgarwal, R., & Sambamurthy, V. (2009). Information Management Strategy – Principles and models for organizing the IT functions.
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