In this assignment, students will apply the concepts of business models and strategies to a real company. Students will have the opportunity to assess why these components work for the company and what skills it takes for management to develop these long-term plans. In 500 or more words, choose a company in the IT industry and describe its business strategy and business model. Why does this strategy and model work (or not work) for the business? Explain what skills and how you utilized them to assess the chosen company’s IT decisions. What additional skills would be needed for a professional to implement changes within this company? This assignment requires the use of at least two additional scholarly research sources published within the last 5 years. Include at least one in-text citation from each cited source. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. Rubric Guide Apply Concepts of Business Models and Strategies 40.0 Student comprehensively describes a company?s business strategy and business model; information and justifications are accurate and appropriate. Student examines why this strategy and model works or does not work with extensive details and examples. Subject knowledge is excellent Skill Analysis 30.0 Student thoughtfully analyzes and evaluates the professional skills needed to assess and implement IT changes within the company. Student draws warranted, judicious, non-fallacious conclusions. Student not only formulates a clear example, but also acknowledges objections and rival positions. Sources 10.0 Sources are academic, comprehensive, current, and/or relevant. Quoted material and paraphrasing expertly support, extend, and inform ideas but do not substitute for the writer’s own idea development. Sources are well synthesized to support major points Argument Logic and Construction 10.0 Clear and convincing argument presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. Language Use and Audience Awareness (includes sentence construction, word choice, etc.) 5.0 The writer uses a variety of sentence constructions, figures of speech, and word choice in distinctive and creative ways that are appropriate to purpose, discipline, and scope. Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, and language use) 5.0 The writer is clearly in command of standard, written academic English.