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

Abstract

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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