Management Information Systems – Conducting an Industry Analysis

  1. Define the firms’ industry and where it is positioned in the value chain.
  2. Describe the firm relative to Porter’s five competitive forces.
  3. You may also find it useful to analyze the websites of the organization’s top two or three
    competitors.
  4. What is the firm’s business strategy(ies): cost leadership, differentiation, niche, growth, and/or
    innovation?
  5. In what way(s) is the organization using its current IT infrastructure and information resources
    to fulfill that business strategy(ies)?
  6. Based on your research so far, identify and describe in detail ways in which IT can help the firm
    achieve a better market strategic position or perhaps even a competitive advantage.