Background: According to Sharda (2015), the first question regarding information systems (IS) in the Sourcing Decision Cycle Framework relates to the decision to make (insource) or buy (outsource) them. So, sourcing does not really just involve only one decision. It involves many decisions. Consequently, managers decide whether to make or buy information services and products.
Reference: Sharda, R., Delen, Dursun, Turban, E., Aronson, J. E., Liang, T-P., & King, D. (2015). Business Intelligence and Analytics: Systems for Decision Support. 10th Edition. By PEARSON Education. Inc.
Assignment: With reference to the background statement above, the make-versus-buy decision is essential every time a new application is requested of the IS group. What, in your own opinion, are the key reasons an IS organization should make its system? What are the key reasons it should buy an application?
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