Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment

Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment

Mustafa Alshawi (University of Salford, UK) and Mohammed Arif (University of Salford, UK)
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Release Date: November, 2011|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 318
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61350-311-9
ISBN13: 9781613503119|ISBN10: 1613503113|EISBN13: 9781613503126
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Advances in information technology (IT) have influenced how organizations do business. With IT playing such a pivotal role in the operations and success of an organization, it is imperative that it be used strategically.

As a repository of cases, Cases on E-Readiness and Information Systems Management in Organizations: Tools for Maximizing Strategic Alignment contains research that readers can use to assess the e-readiness of their own organizations. This book presents principles, tools, and techniques about e-readiness, while also offering in-depth perspectives on applying the e-readiness model for the purpose of aligning IT with organizational strategies.

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The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Operating Environments
  • Competitive Advantage
  • E-Readiness and IT Systems
  • E-Readiness and Leadership Support
  • E-Readiness and Organisational Processes
  • E-Readiness and Teamwork
  • E-Readiness Drivers and Barriers
  • Gap Analyses
  • Maturity Level Assessment
  • Productivity Improvement
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Editor/Author Biographies
Mustafa Alshawi is a Professor of IT in Construction at the University of Salford. He holds many international advisory posts in various countries and a consultant to the World Bank. He is also the Editor in Chief of the international journal Construction Innovation: Information, Process, Management and the author of more than hundred publications in fields such as integrated computer environments, databases, object oriented databases, IT strategies, CAD, planning automation, and IS success factors. Professor Alshawi is the founder of five innovative postgraduate courses ranging from PG Diploma, MSc, Master of Research, and PhD (without residence). His leading work in management of information in collaborative environments, integrated databases in construction and computer integration are internationally known. His computer environments, such as SPACE and WISPER, have set up a vision for future work practices, which enable different professionals to share and exchange project information.
Mohammed Arif is a Senior Lecturer in the school of Built Environment at the University of Salford. One of the major areas of research for Dr. Arif is IT management. He has published several articles in the areas of IT management, system selection, ERP, e-Government, knowledge management, and Malcolm Baldrige Quality Awards. He has an extensive track record of Masters and PhD supervision. He is holds several advisory positions and has acted as consultant to several corporations in the USA, Middle East, and the UK. Currently, two areas of IT management research that he is pursuing are usability of e-learning systems for different languages and virtual communities of practices.
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"Growth and competitiveness of organizations can only be sustained through the pursuance of knowledge and innovation. The latter has historically been driven by rapid developments in ICT where ICT-based innovations have important implications on business and socioeconomic development. This is mainly due to their role in introducing and diffusing the concepts of high quality at low cost, knowledge sharing, community development, and promotion of equality."

-Mustafa Alshawi, University of Salford, UK, and Mohammed Arif, University of Salford, UK