Toward Corporate IT Standardization Management: Frameworks and Solutions

Toward Corporate IT Standardization Management: Frameworks and Solutions

Robert van Wessel (Tilburg University, Netherlands)
Release Date: February, 2010|Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 307
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-759-6
ISBN13: 9781615207596|ISBN10: 1615207597|EISBN13: 9781615207602
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Description:

The world of corporate management benefits when organizations realize the profitability, reliability, and flexibility obtained through IT standardization.

Toward Corporate IT Standardization Management: Frameworks and Solutions details the IT standards conceptual model through insightful case studies that illustrate the factors affecting the performance of business processes. By offering organizations the opportunity to enhance process performance through IT standardization, this reference work demonstrates the effectiveness of IT standards, and the applicable techniques for implementation and management of such practices. This book features information useful to educators and students in the fields of Information Systems, IT-Management, Business Studies, and Economics, as well as IT practitioners and IS Managers.

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

  • Benefits and Risks of Standardization and Standards
  • Business Process Management
  • Business Process Performance
  • Elements of process performance
  • External Standardization Processes
  • Governance and Management
  • IT Policy
  • IT Standards and Standardization
  • Managerial Implications
  • The Conceptual Model
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The author bases his recommendation on an in-depth understanding of what it really takes to achieve effective IT standardization in one of the most important service sectors, that of Banking. Its longitudinal perspective is rare in the academic literature, but precisely what we need to better understand the challenges in IT standardization, as these processes evolve over time.

– Henk Akkermans, Tilburg, August 1, 2009
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Editor/Author Biographies
Robert M. van Wessel (Author) holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from Twente University and an Ph.D. in Business Administration from Tilburg University (Department of Information Systems and Management). Robert’s research interests relate to the interaction and alignment of Business & Information Technology and include Business Performance and the Value of IT, Portfolio Management, IT Governance, Information Security Management and IT Standardization & Standards.

Robert has a broad expertise on the practical application of IT, ranging from data modeling to IT Service Management. Robert is currently Business Architect at a financial services enterprise and founder of ApexIS, a firm providing consultancy services to companies in his areas of research.

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