IT Strategy

Common Viewpoints on ‘Productivity Paradox’

‘Productivity Paradox’ is the poor returns that many organizations experience from their investments in information systems. Or The productivity paradox (also the Solow computer paradox) is the peculiar observation made in business process analysis that, as more investment is made in information technology, worker productivity may go down instead of up. In 1988, OECD found that IT expenditure was not…

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Knowledge Management Models
Business, IT Strategy

Knowledge Management Models

“Knowledge is experience.  Everything else is information.” Einstein Knowledge Management (KM) is a process that helps organisations identify, select, organise, disseminate and transfer important information and expertise that are part of the organisations memory. The following theoretical Knowledge Management models have been developed in order to simplify complex situations which can be more readily grasped and therefore adopted/implemented The SECI…

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Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy

Why public sector experience difficulties in developing an information systems strategy?

A public sector organisation is one whose ownership, funding and operation are by the government or one of its agencies (Broadbent and Guthrie, 2008; OECD, 2006) For example Irish Defence Forces, Education in the Republic of Ireland (Primary and Secondary Education), Garda Síochána, etc. According to Boardbent & Guthrie (2008), there are four key domains of the public sector: Central…

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Strategic Management
IT Strategy

Benefits and Challenges of Business IT/IS alignment

What business IT/IS alignment is There is no universal definition for IT/IS Alignment. It is the process that brings a degree of strategic intent and coordination to the business activities. Henderson and Venkatraman (1993) describe IT/IS alignment as the degree of ‘Fit’ or the ‘support’ to ensure the integration of IT into the business strategy by alignment between and within…

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strategy of disruption
IT Strategy

Analysis of Strategy of Disruption

The “Strategy of Disruption” is a theory developed by Professor Clayton Christensen (1997), which provides a framework for organisations for identifying potential emerging opportunities and challenges in the marketplace and adopting the appropriate strategic solution. Christensen states that there are two types of innovation: Sustaining innovation: A way to constantly improve a product or a service that is already in…

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Key factors influencing the emergence of Disruptive Technologies
IT Strategy

Key factors influencing the emergence of Disruptive Technologies

According to Barlow and Li (2007), the three key factors influencing the emergence of disruptive technologies and applications are as follows: The advancement and convergence of computing, telecommunications and media The advent of the information / network economy The evolving chief information officer (CIO) agenda The advancement of information and communications technologies (ICT) has acted as a primary driver of…

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The Dynamic Systems Development Model
IT Strategy

Dynamic Systems Development Model

In mid-1990’s U.K. developed The Dynamic Systems Development Model as rapid application development (RAD) practices evolved. The Dynamic Systems Development Model stresses on continuous user involvement in an iterative development and incremental approach, Compared to SSADM, The Dynamic Systems Development Model is a culture change. User stories instead of requirements are used to work out tough technical problems. Despite the requirements changes, time for…

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