Wednesday, 16 September 2015

CHAPTER 5 : Organizational Structures that Support Stratergic Initiatives

Organizational Structures
-          Organizational employees must work closely together to develop stratergic iniyiatives.
-          Ethics and security are two fundamental building blocks that organization must base their business upon.

IT Roles and Responsibilities

Recent IT related stratergic positions :
1. Chief Information Officer ( CIO )
-   Overseas all uses of IT and ensures the stratergic alignment of IT with business goals and objective.
Broad CIO functions include :
Manager – ensuring the delivery of all IT is in line time and within budget.
Leader – ensuring the stratergic vision of IT is in line with the stratergic vision of the organization.
Communicator – building and maintaining strong executive relationships.

2. Chief Technology Officer ( CTO )
-   responsible for ensuring the throughout,speed,accuracy,availability and reliability of IT.

3. Chief Security Officer ( CSO )
-   responsible for ensuring the security of IT system.

4. Chief Privacy Officer ( CPO )
-  responsible for ensuring the ethical and legal use of information.

5. Chief Knowledge Officer ( CKO )
-  responsible for collecting,maintaining and distributing the organization’s knowledge.

The Gap Between Business Personnel and IT Personnel
Business Personnel possess expertise in functional areas such as marketing and sales while IT Personnel have the technological expertise.

Meaning : the principles and standards that guide our behavior toward other people.In other meaning privacy is means the right to be left alone when you want to be, to have control over your own personal possessions and not to be observed without your consent.
Issues :
1. Intellectual property
-   Intangible creative work that is embodied in physical form.
2. Copyright
-   The legal protection afforded an expression of an idea such as songs.
3. Counterfeit Software
-   Software that is manufactured to look like the real thing and sold as such.

Organizational info is intellectual capital that must be protected
Information Security – the protection of info from accidental or intentional misuse by persons inside or outside an organization.


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