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What are the 5 internal factors influencing an ICT strategy
1. Business goals 2. Available finance 3. Legacy Systems 4. Geography of Clients 5. Business Fulfilment 6. Structure of Organisation
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What are the 2 external factors influencing an ICT strategy
1. Compliance 2. Legal Issues
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Outline business goals
Business goals will have a major effect on its ICT strategy, i.e. if goal is to reduce overall administrative costsm the strategy may include development of a document scanning system.
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Outline finance
Amount of finance determines what can be achieved i.e. small charity needing networked system with fast computers will have limited finance for administrative tasks.
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Outline legacy systems
Any new system must be compatible with the legacy system, i.e. must be able to read existing files, new software must work with old, hardware must be appropiate.
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Outline geography of clients
Where clients are located is crucial. A small family business will have customers from local area so will benefit from developing ecommerce.
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Outline business fulfilment
ICT helps a business fulfil goal at all levels, from efficiency in day-to-day office work to very large new ICT systems.
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Outline organisation structure
The way in which an organisation is structured and various business functions managed will need to be taken into account. Description of current departments and how information is used will need to be studied carefully.
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Outline compliance
Government rules and regulations lay down how data should be managed. Organisations must comply with regulations - officers are responsible for ensuring the organisation complies with the law.
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Outline auditing and lega;l issues
These vary from business to business. An audit is a check and financial audit is often required by law. Auditor is independent person whose job is to check accounts to ensure they comply with laws and regulations and no fraud has taken place.
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What are the 2 external factors influencing an ICT strategy

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Outline business goals

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