Title: Maximizing the gains from strategic information systems through an integrated planning approach

Authors: Bernard C.Y. Tan, Choon-Ling Sia, Hock-Hai Teo, Kwok-Kee Wei

Addresses: Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore. ' Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore. ' Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore. ' Department of Information Systems and Computer Science, National University of Singapore, 10 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119260, Republic of Singapore

Abstract: Organisations in the post-industrial era are confronted with a turbulent and complex environment where competition is intense. To thrive in such an environment, information technology has been harnessed in the form of strategic information systems by many organisations to gain competitive edge over their competitors. Although strategic information systems promise high returns in successful cases, they involve a tremendous amount of risk during their introductory stages. The effective management of risk requires the identification of factors facilitating the use of strategic systems in organisations. From a literature review, such factors identified in previous studies are placed into an integrated framework. Successful exploitation of information technology necessitates effective planning for the use of strategic systems. Corporate planning issues which address such factors in the integrated framework are discussed.

Keywords: corporate planning; risk management; strategic information systems; integrated planning; information technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1995.062421

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1995 Vol.8 No.5/6, pp.307 - 314

Published online: 05 Jun 2014 *

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