Advances in infonnation technology to date have changed the way in which organizations can manage their in€ormation resources. Managers of business subunits are inaking IT decisions every day on their own without supervision from the IS subunit. They may be operating in a vacuum and their decisions will, therefore, likely reflect a lack of continuity and organizational purpose. The purpose of developing and communicating a sirategic vision for IT is to inculcate that vision throughout the organization so that all organization membe;s have access to this critical view of the tole of IT in the organization a i d can make their decisions based on this understanding. Suategic vision for IT is, fherefore, critical to an information-intensive organization.