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  • Laudon 12th edition preface page xxv
  • The it is and its influence

    1. 1. Management Information Systems
    2. 2. Session 1I The IT/IS and its influence
    3. 3. Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don’t think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other” --- Bill Gates
    4. 4. Information System Management Organization Information System Business Solutions Technology
    5. 5. IS  The study of information systems is a multidisciplinary field. No single theory or perspective dominates.  IS can be divided into technical and behavioral approaches  Apart from technology, IS require substantial social, organizational and intellectual investment  Information systems are socio-technical systems
    6. 6. IT’s Ability To Change Strategy  IT can ◦ Enable new strategies ◦ Provide new ways to reach customers ◦ Expand the markets in which the firm participates
    7. 7. 8 Why IS  Managers and business firms invest in Information Systems because they provide real economic value to the business.  It is assumed that the return on IS investment will be superior to other investments in building, machines, or other assets.  These superior returns will be expressed as increased productivity, revenue, market-share etc
    8. 8. 1 - Contributions of IT  New ways to design organizations and new organization structures  New relationships between customers and suppliers  Opportunities for electronic commerce  Efficiencies through EDI  Changed basis of competition and industry structure  Groupware
    9. 9. Contributions of IT (Continued)  Knowledge capture and accessibility  Increased productivity and flexibility of knowledge workers  Electronic alternatives for communications and supervision  Improved opportunities of competition among nations
    10. 10. Transforming Organizations With IT  A Technology-Form organization uses IT to become highly efficient and effective through ◦ Electronic communications and linkages among employees ◦ Trust based supervision ◦ Delegation of tasks, data, and decision making ◦ Networked computers ◦ Highly automated production and electronic information handling ◦ Virtual teams ◦ Electronic linkages with customers and suppliers
    11. 11. IS Components
    12. 12. Key Themes in the Management of Information Systems Theme Issues Organizational Transformation Technology is bringing about dramatic changes in organizations, markets, industries and economies IT and corporate strategy Strategy and technology are now inseparable Value How to demonstrate value from investing in information technology Management of technology Incredibly powerful technology is available; the limits on its use are managerial, not technical
    13. 13. IT Value Proposition  Transformation technology provides value to organizations in the following forms ◦ A firm that is more competitive ◦ Greater efficiencies in operations ◦ A more effective organization ◦ An improved work environment for employees
    14. 14. Campus Overview 907/A Uvarshad, Gandhinag ar Highway, Ahmedabad – 382422. Ahmedabad Kolkata Infinity Benchmark, 10th Floor, Plot G1, Block EP & GP, Sector V, Salt-Lake, Kolkata – 700091. Mumbai Goldline Business Centre Linkway Estate, Next to Chincholi Fire Brigade, Malad (West), Mumbai – 400 064.

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