The Selection and Deployment of System in Gulf Private School: Issues, Challenges, and Lessons Learnt

The Selection and Deployment of System in Gulf Private School: Issues, Challenges, and Lessons Learnt

Ahmad Fayez (Information Fort, UAE)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2220-3.ch008
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Abstract

The high academic posture of Gulf Private School (GPS) and its outstanding students’ performance in the gulf region is a translation of its vision to be the leading school in the region. Technology applications were always viewed by GPS as tools to leverage change and drive continuous improvement, and thus, the utilization of Information Technology applications was weaved into GPS strategy to maintain its high ranking among private schools in terms of the delivery of quality education and the provision of distinguished services to students and parents. This positive attitude to new technologies explains why GPS is always on the lookout for the latest advancements in educational technology aids and tools to support its functions and processes. This case reflects on the ups and downs associated with GPS decision to implement an ERP system with a promise for major business gains that can help GPS to reinstate its position in the leaders’ quadrant.

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