Business case in the form of a memo addressed to the CEO of a public company
Develop a business case in the form of a memo addressed to the CEO of a public
company (or a publicly traded company that you are interested in) detailing how the
company can use a specific information technology to achieve a competitive
advantage. The information technology used may be one discussed in class, one that
you are interested in, or one that your company is actually considering- The memo
should have the following sections (at a minimum):
Company IT Governance Structure (How are major IT decisions made?)
What problem are you trying to solve or opportunity to leverage?
Discussion of competitive advantage
High level financial analysis for the proposed IT project
High level implementation Plan
Change management plan
2.Equity and Trusts
You are required to provide advice to a client. Your client is Joe Jenson. Mr Jenson identifies as an Indigenous man. He says that he worked as a stockman in Queensland over 50 years ago and claims that the wages he earned (around 7000 pounds at the time and enough to buy a house) were supposed to be held in trust by the State government but that much of that money was not paid to Mr Jenson, in fact he says he only received 30 pounds. Mr Jenson says there were about 100 other Indigenous stockman employed in the area who suffered the same treatment. He wants to take a class action against the Queensland government.
This is unfortunately not an uncommon event that arose as a result of the State government controlling the wages of Aboriginal people for almost 80 years. The money was supposed to be held in trusts, but much of the money has been lost or stolen. The State has acknowledged this and set up a compensation fund but Joe, and others like him, are arguing that the compensation is not sufficient to cover the amount lost or the opportunities that were lost as a result of not having access to all their money. For example, Joe claims that his family remained economically and socially disadvantaged because they were unable to afford to buy into the property market and increase his family’s wealth as property prices boomed as many others were able to do. The stolen wages case provides an example of how the government’s failure to protect the monies earned by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island workers has contributed to the cycle of disadvantage and inequity experienced by some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.