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The literature suggests that firms cannot be competitive if their business and information technology strategies are not aligned. Yet achieving strategic alignment continues to be a major concern for business executives. A number of alignment models have been offered in the literature, primary among them the strategic alignment model (SAM). However, there… (More)
Received: 2 February 2009 Revised: 8 September 2009 2nd Revision: 9 January 2010 3rd Revision: 2 March 2010 Accepted: 4 March 2010 Abstract Recent rapid advances in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have highlighted the rising importance of the Business Model (BM) concept in the field of Information Systems (IS). Despite agreement on its… (More)
or is bad research and is now defeated, but that qualitative approaches are now accepted as equal in value to quantitative approaches when used appropriately. Whether or not an approach is appropriate depends on the research topic and the research questions being addressed. A particular strength of qualitative methods is their value in explaining what goes… (More)
The current swirl of diversity could signal a return to the days of ad hoc systems development, lack of formalmethodology, and consequent increase in failure.
This paper describes the findings of a field study that explores the process of information systems (IS) development in a large organization. The paper argues that traditional IS development methodologies are treated primarily as a necessary fiction to present an image of control or to provide a symbolic status, and are too mechanistic to be of much use in… (More)
Success for a new U.K. national health care system depends on clinical context and scale, along with the capacity to emphasize interpersonal communication.