The Impact of Core and Infrastructure Business Activities on Info Systems Planning and Effectiveness: Info Systems Planning and Effectiveness of Iran

The Impact of Core and Infrastructure Business Activities on Info Systems Planning and Effectiveness: Info Systems Planning and Effectiveness of Iran

Fakhraddin Maroofi (University of Kurdistan, Iran)
Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 31
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2041-2.ch003
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Abstract

Theory suggests that additional core and infrastructure business activities would inspire additional strategic info systems planning that successively would lead to bigger planning effectiveness. 130 chief info officers in producing firms completed a form concerning the extent that their organization performed core and infrastructure business activities, and applied technical, personnel, and procedures planning. The findings showed that infrastructure activities cause all three styles of planning whereas core activities lead solely to procedures planning. Moreover, they showed that technical planning results in planning effectiveness whereas personnel and procedures planning don't. The findings suggest that future researchers would possibly attempt to uncover the explanations that core activities don't cause additional info systems planning. For practitioners, the findings suggest that managers rethink however their organizations reply to core and infrastructure wants, and whether or not they should modify their info systems planning.
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Firms these days are growing more and more advanced each within the core and infrastructure business activities that they have to perform (Ahearne, Jelinek, & Rapp, 2010). Competition, government regulation, advances in technologies, and client and worker expectations are driving this growth in quality. At a similar time, info systems are more and more referred to as upon to support and alter core and infrastructure activities (Aoyama, Rigby, Rodriguez-Pose, & Yeung, 2011). Planning those info systems is important to enabling them to attain their goals. Organizations should not solely perform planning for the knowledge technology itself however conjointly for the personnel answerable for managing, developing, and mistreatment the technology further because the procedures for managing, developing, and mistreatment it (Segars & Grover, 1999). Effective strategic info systems planning will facilitate managers select the new systems that best assist them in providing their business objectives and concluding their business methods (Ahearne, Jelinek, & Rapp, 2010; Reponen, 1994). Ineffective planning will turn out new systems that waste scarce resources and fail to support objectives. The issues of wasting resources and failing to support objectives are particularly difficult in producing firms wherever competition may be therefore intense, and machinery and materials such vital price parts. Info systems planning has if truth be told remained one in every of the foremost essential business challenges throughout the globe (Luftman & Zadeh, 2011). Core and infrastructure activities are costly, complex, and more and more dependent on info systems. The primary purpose of this study is to see if organizations reply to that quality with info systems planning. From a sensible perspective, results would possibly contribute by enabling organizations to establish if they respond suitably to such activities and if they should respond otherwise.

From a theoretical perspective, results might enhance our understanding of planning in response to the activities of organizations. The second purpose of the study is to see if the look is effective. From a sensible perspective, results would possibly contribute by serving to the organization decide however it'd amendment it’s planning. From a theoretical perspective, results might enhance our understanding of however planning truly works. The paper next defines constructs presents hypotheses and explains the analysis methodology. When testing and discussing the hypotheses and results, implications for analysis and observe are presented.

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