Objective: Evaluate the practices involved in integrating information technology with the strategic goals of a business organization. Introduction: The information technology resource allows a business to fulfill its mission more quickly and more efficiently. Like any other process, investment in information technology and information technology support must align with the strategic goals of a business. Deliverables: The essay for this lesson is required to be a minimum of 750 words that clearly demonstrate your understanding of the activity. Essays should have a clear introduction, thesis statement and conclusion, written in APA format (https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/). A minimum of three sources, must be cited in-text and in the Reference list. Step 1: Read the following questions, and use what you have learned about this lesson’s objective to summarize your responses. What strategic advantages can a business attain from utilizing mobile technology? Provide an example of how a large “big-box” retailer, such as Best Buy or Lowe’s, would gain more financial advantages from using mobile technology. Discuss the steps a “big box” retailer might take to align its information technology systems with its strategic plan. Why would a large “big-box” retailer decide to use cloud computing rather than its own IT functions or storage? What steps should a business take in determining its information systems needs for the future? Step 2: Write a paper. Please review the essay rubric prior to proceeding. Use these writing guidelines: Include a cover page and references in addition to your required word count. Use correct APA format. Double-space text. Use size 12 Times New Roman. Use section headings to organize. Indent paragraphs. Include in-text citations. Use correct spelling, grammar, sentence structure and verb tense.