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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Strategic Management
IT Strategy

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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