A Genre-Based Method for Information Systems Planning

A Genre-Based Method for Information Systems Planning

Tero Paivarinta (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland), Viekko Halttunen (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland) and Pasi Tyrvainen (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
Copyright: © 2001 |Pages: 24
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-878289-77-3.ch005
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Abstract

Currently, corporations implement diversified computer-based information systems (IS). These include organization-scale solutions such as enterprise resource planning systems, inter-, extra-, and intranet applications, product data management, and enterprise document management systems. At the same time, the end user is ever more capable of rapidly developing and tailoring small-scale applications for groups, organizational units, and personal purposes independently (Grover, Teng, and Fiedler, 1998). Furthermore, corporations are investing in information technology infrastructures that take full advantage of global networking and business process re-engineering (Broadbent and Weill, 1997; Grover et al. 1998). The emerging types of systems are becoming necessities in many smaller companies too. For example, a successful subcontracting network may require certain systems to be used by all the partners. (Song and Nagi, 1997; Toh, Newman and Bell, 1998). Evidently, the above trends call for a holistic but dynamic organizational perspective on information systems planning1 (ISP) (Huysman, Fischer and Heng, 1994; Grover et al., 1998; Spil & Salmela, 1999).

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