High Performance IT as Strategic Partner for HR Management

High Performance IT as Strategic Partner for HR Management

Ferdinado Pennarola (Bocconi University, Italy) and Leonardo Caporarello (Bocconi University, Italy)
Copyright: © 2010 |Pages: 10
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-770-6.ch118


The constant growth of the role that information technology (IT) is playing in business today has led to the development of new business models and new business processes (Cline & Guynes, 2001). In the modern business world, characterized by such things as internationalization and cooperation between organizations from different industries, companies are faced with a great many challenges, including: The integration of data sources, applications, platforms, and businesses; The technological and organizational flexibility needed to respond efficiently to changes in the marketplace; The creation of systems that are reliable, robust, and flexible, and that are able to keep pace with the changing needs of their users; Product and service quality. As such, companies are increasingly recognizing the importance of effective IT management (Broadbent & Weill, 1997).

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