UK government's standard method for carrying out the system analysis and design stages of an IT development project is Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method .
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Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method

UK government’s standard method for carrying out the system analysis and design stages of an IT development project is Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method . Central Computing and Telecommunications Agency commissioned it in a bid to standardise the IT projects being developed across government departments. Structured Systems Analysis and Design Method could be described as an updated version of the waterfall model, inheriting…

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Key organisational structures
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Key organisational structures

Newell outline 5 key organisational structures: Decentralised way of operating Flatter organisational hierarchy Inter-organisational networking Cross functional teams Globalisation of operation Key organisational structures are Decentralisation Is achieved through the creation of semi-autonomous business units.  This allows each business unit to focus on a particular market niche and so respond more flexibly and adaptive to the needs of the particular…

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Enterprise Resource Planning system
IT Strategy

Advantages and Disadvantages of implementing Enterprise Resource Planning System

An Enterprise Resource Planning system can be used to control all major business processes with a single software architecture in real-time.  It is composed of a set of applications that automate routine operations such as Financial Management, Stock Control, Supply Chain Management, Human Resource processes – Goal Setting, Time Recording, Payroll etc.  And it’s success relies on the premise that…

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digital economy
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How has the digital economy impacted business strategy?

The Digital Economy – “is characterised by the use ICT’s to undertake business processes (e-business); effect transactions along the supply chain (e-commerce) and the coordination of entrepreneurial activities based on knowledge, innovation, and creativity.” Technological advances have had an enormous impact on the business community as the means to produce/sell products, communicate with customers and stakeholders, and administering the business…

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Key factors influencing the emergence of Disruptive Technologies
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Comparing Positioning approach versus Resource Based View?

Business strategies have changed by necessity, the competitive advantage where organizations seek opportunities and adapt to changes in market conditions and embrace change through innovation and embed learning in the organization. Strategy refers to a long-term action plan for achieving the stated aims of an organization. Three dominant drivers – globalization, collaboration, and knowledge (including innovation) shape the modern business…

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Strategic Management
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Evolution of Strategic Management from the 1950’s to the modern day

Strategic Management in the 1950’s started with business case studies and the works and theories of Druker, Selznick, Chandler, and Ansof (and others). Industrial economics and industrial organisation provided the basis to develop strategic management theories in the 1950’s. Economic theory based on Industrial-Organizational Approach dealt with issues like the competitive rivalry, resource allocation, and economies of scale and concerned…

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Enterprise Architecture IT strategy
Enterprise Architecture, IT Strategy

How is Enterprise Architecture used to enable IT strategy in a business?

Jeanne W. Ross, Peter Weill and David C. Robertson wrote a book called “Enterprise Architecture as a Strategy”. They introduced an idea to execute a strategy; firstly a company should build the foundation for business execution .Foundation for business digitizes routine tasks to provide reliability and predictability in processes. Foundation provides fulfilment criteria, IT structure for a company, strategic limits…

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