Acting as CIO, write a report to the board of your company regarding a large scale IS deployment

Acting as CIO, write a report to the board of your company regarding a large scale IS deployment

The implementation of major strategic systems such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems within an Organization has obvious technology implications. Besides these, there will need to be changes to Business Processes and other elements such as the organization’s people, policies and procedures. Acting as the CIO (Chief Information Officer) for a large Multi-national organization, write a report to the Board outlining the organizational and management implications of deploying such a system, suggesting appropriate strategies to address these issues. Ensure within your report that you also spell out the additional implications where such a system is to be deployed on a multi-national basis. Support your answer by referenced examples with which you are familiar and by appropriate references to theory or ‘good practice’. Ensure that you structure your report logically and cohesively. You may wish to use a business consultancy model such as the McKinsey 7S model, or an alternative with which you are familiar, as a basis for the structure of your report although this is not mandatory.