1. Review the “The Natural Step” on page 185 of the Stenzel text. Discuss whether or not backcasting is an important concept for addressing major forces that shape the role of IT in organizations that compete globally. Explain your answer.
2. Reflect upon sustainability from the perception of the CIO. Explain why sustainability should be an important concept for every CIO to embrace and support within the IT organization.
3. Take a position on whether or not the CIO should develop reasoned responses that are driven by the company objectives. Explain your position.
4. Explain how IT strategy facilitates organizational decisions that are related to the forces that shape the role of IT within an organization (consider domestic and global environments).