This paper discusses a research project in which an artificial intelligence decision making model in the domain of politics is applied to business decisions in general and an information technology decisions in particular. We describe the original VOTE program, which simulated Congressional roll call voting. Then we discuss extensions to VOTE motivated by its application to business domains. The primary sample decision problem is the purchase of a personal computer. The VOTE program is not a prescriptive model ofdecision making, but rather an attempt to create a realistic simulation of human cognitive behavior.