Managing Enterprise Information Technology Acquisitions: Assessing Organizational Preparedness

Managing Enterprise Information Technology Acquisitions: Assessing Organizational Preparedness

Harekrishna Misra (Institute of Rural Management Anand, India) and Hakikur Rahman (University of Minho, Portugal)
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Release Date: June, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 344
ISBN13: 9781466642010|ISBN10: 1466642017|EISBN13: 9781466642027|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4201-0


For organizations operating in a modern business environment, adopting the latest information technologies (IT) is of paramount importance. Organizational decision makers are increasingly interested in IT acquisition, constantly seeking the most advanced solutions in order to give their constituents a distinct competitive advantage.

Managing Enterprise Information Technology Acquisitions: Assessing Organizational Preparedness provides leaders and innovators with research and strategies to make the most of their options involving IT and organizational management approaches. This book will serve as a critical resource for leaders, managers, strategists, and other industry professionals who must be prepared to meet the constant changes in the field of information technologies in order to effectively guide their organizations and achieve their respective goals.

Topics Covered

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

  • Acquisitions Preparedness
  • Life Cycle Management Model
  • Management and Control
  • Model Application
  • Model Representation
  • Model Validation
  • Organizational Issues
  • Systemic Preparedness

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Harekrishna Misra is a professor in the area of IT & Information Systems Group at the Institute of Rural Management Anand, India. He is an Electronics and Communication Engineer, has Post-graduate Diploma in Business Management degree in Systems and Operations Management from XIM-Bhubaneswar, India and has Masters Degree in Software Systems from BITS-Pilani, India. He also holds a doctorate degree from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India in the area of Information Systems Management. He has around 28 years of experience in industry and academia in the fields of IT infrastructure management, communication, and networks. His current research interests include software engineering (process modelling), e-governance, information systems management in development organisations, e-Business for rural enterprises and ICT enabled value chain in rural enterprises. His current interests include information systems modelling related to business and development processes with citizen participation. He is a life member of Institution of Engineers (India), member of IEEE, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Association of Information Systems, USA. He is in the reviewers’ panel of the Computing Reviews-ACM. He has widely published in national and international reputed and refereed Journals. He has also participated in technical as well as programme committees and presented papers in national and international refereed academic conferences.
Hakikur Rahman (PhD) is the Principal of the Institute of Computer Management & Science (ICMS) and President of ICMS Foundation. He is currently an Adjunct Faculty member of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University and the secretary of the South Asia Foundation Bangladesh Chapter. In December 1999, Dr. Rahman worked as the National Project Coordinator for the transformed entity of the Sustainable Development Networking Programme (SDNP) in Bangladesh. From January through December of 2007, he served Sustainable Development Networking Foundation (SDNF) as its Executive Director (CEO). On December 31, 2006, SDNP, a global initiative of UNDP, completed its activity in Bangladesh. Before joining SDNP, Rahman worked as the Director of the Computer Division at Bangladesh Open University. After graduating from the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (1981), he completed his Master's of Engineering from the American University of Beirut (1986) and his PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ansted University, UK (2001).