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Evaluating Information Systems Public and Private Sector

ISBN-10: 0750685875

ISBN-13: 9780750685870

Edition: 2008

Authors: Zahir Irani, Peter Love

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The adoption of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) represents significant financial investments, with alternative perspectives to the evaluation domain coming from both the public and private sectors. As a result of increasing IT/IS budgets and their growing significance within the development of an organizational infrastructure, the evaluation and performance measurement of new technology remains a perennial issue for management. This book offers a refreshing and updated insight into the social fabric and technical dimensions of IT/IS evaluation together with insights into approaches used to measure the impact of information systems on its stakeholders. In doing so, it describes the portfolio of appraisal techniques that support the justification of IT/IS investments. Evaluating Information Systems explores the concept of evaluation as an evolutionary and dynamic process that takes into account the ability of enterprise technologies to integrate information systems within and between organisations. In particular, when set against a backdrop of organisational learning. It examines the changing portfolio of benefits, costs and risks associated with the adoption and diffusion of technology in today's global marketplace. Finally approaches to impact assessment through performance management and benchmarking is discussed. * A unique reference work and examination of the IS evaluation 'life-cycle' * An holistic treatment of the subject beyond the normal prescriptive 'investment appraisal' approaches that reflects recent developments in the field * Essential text for students on business information systems courses and an insightful resource forprofessionals engaged in justifying IT/IS expenditure
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Book details

List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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