Read Case Study I-1 entitled “IMT Custom Machine Company, Inc.: Selection of an Information Technology Platform” on pages 116-127 in your textbook, Managing Information Technology.

Then write a debriefing report that includes the “pros” and “cons” of the four options presented to the vice president and division manager in the case study. Include a recommendation for the one of the four options you feel would be the most appropriate solution. If none of the four options is the appropriate solution, recommend a new option.

In your response remember to address the following:

How well staff is able to handle the option
Key applications and their ability to work with the type of system
Tools available that work with the type of system
Stability of vendor[s]
Cost
Consistency with business group strategies and vision
Budget and capacity planning
Software licensing
Your report should be 3-4 pages in length and well-written. Use APA style guidelines, citing references as appropriate.

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