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(1) Before a new software application is introduced into an organization’s IT ecosystem/biotope, it is typically thoroughly tested. Describe the importance of software testing and the significance of the different types of software testing.
(2) Describe the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing an organization’s IT.
(3) Describe the significance of IT disaster recovery planning and steps that organizations should undertake to ensure business continuity after an IT disaster.
(4) Preston, Leidner, and Chen (2008) discuss four CIO leadership profiles: Orchestrator, Advisor, Laggard, and Mechanic. What advice would you offer an Advisor, Laggard, or Mechanic in their quest to become an Orchestrator? Are there any other dimensions you would choose to classify CIOs by other than “Leadership Capability” and “Decision-Making Authority”? Why?