The Need to Measure the Value of Information Technology

The Need to Measure the Value of Information Technology

Han van der Zee (University of Tilburg, Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-08-2.ch001
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Abstract

Living as we do in the Information Age, an immense amount of information is readily available through high-powered workstations, laptop computers, Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and other smart devices, connected through high-bandwidth data communication networks, including the Internet, Wide Area Networks (WANs), Local Area Networks (LANs), and upcoming Personal Area Networks (PANs). Evolving technologies are directly changing the speed and shape of competition and how business is done, rewriting the rules of the game in industry after industry. The rate of change in today’s business environment has pushed the need for technologies and acceptance of them to a continuously accelerating pace. The new technologies are enabling organizations to be flatter, networked, and more flexible, redefining our notions about everything from R&D to distribution, and in the processes making possible smarter, more customized products and services. As a result of these forces, organizations spend enormous sums of money on computer hardware, software, communication networks, databases, and specialized personnel, collectively known as Information Technology (IT). Leading-edge companies all over the world in all industries have increased their overall IT expenditures by double-figure percentages annually. Many organizations currently observe that up to 50 percent of their total capital expenditure is for IT.

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Preface
Ing. Han T.M. van der Zee
Chapter 1
Han van der Zee
Living as we do in the Information Age, an immense amount of information is readily available through high-powered workstations, laptop computers... Sample PDF
The Need to Measure the Value of Information Technology
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Chapter 2
Han van der Zee
To determine the value of IT once it has been put into place and used, it is important to understand the context of the application of IT.... Sample PDF
The Role of IT and Planning for IT Value
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Chapter 3
Han van der Zee
This chapter aims to provide a currently lacking, comprehensive measurement framework, answering the basic questions: What to measure, and How to... Sample PDF
The Link Between IT Planning and IT Valuation: The BtripleE Framework
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Chapter 4
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In any business a “dashboard” of vital performance indicators is needed to gauge how the company is faring. Such a dashboard, consisting of the... Sample PDF
Measures of the Business Value of IT
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Chapter 5
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The effectiveness of IT should be related first to the role of IT in supporting and enabling the effective and efficient execution of business... Sample PDF
Measures of the Effectiveness of IT
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Chapter 6
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The majority of companies, in both the U.S. and Europe, have adopted some kind of federal IT management structure. The federal IT management... Sample PDF
Measures of the Effectiveness and Efficiency of IT Supply
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Chapter 7
An IT Measurement Program  (pages 115-141)
Han van der Zee
Based on the lessons from measurement in other disciplines, and from companies’ experiences with IT measurement programs in the past, it is well... Sample PDF
An IT Measurement Program
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Chapter 8
Benchmarking IT  (pages 142-164)
Han van der Zee
In this chapter, apparent benchmarking characteristics and the main conditions for success will be reviewed, followed by a description of the... Sample PDF
Benchmarking IT
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Attributes of Measures
Measuring the Value of IT at ANWB
IT Supply Scorecards of Measures
Author Biography