Does It Matter? Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage

ISBN-10: 1591394449
ISBN-13: 9781591394440
Edition: 2004
Authors: Nicholas G. Carr
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication date: 5/18/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

A bold and controversial manifesto on where information technology is headed, how its role in business strategy will dramatically change, and what this all means for business managers and IT suppliersDoes IT Matter provides the first cogent explanation of IT's dramatically changing business role, its levelling influence on competition, and the practical implications for business managers and IT suppliers.A convincing manifesto on one of the most important business phenomena of our time, "Does IT Matter?" will play a central role in our ongoing debate about the future of IT.

Preface: The Great Debate
Technological Transformations: The Rise of a New Business Infrastructure
Laying Tracks: The Nature and Evolution of Infrastructural Technologies
An Almost Perfect Commodity: The Fate of Computer Hardware and Software
Vanishing Advantage: Information Technology's Changing Role in Business
The Universal Strategy Solvent: The IT Infrastructure's Corrosive Effect on Traditional Advantages
Managing the Money Pit: New Imperatives for IT Investment and Management
A Dream of Wonderful Machines: The Reading, and Misreading, of Technological Change
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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