Putting IT in its place: a polemic for the nineties

  title={Putting IT in its place: a polemic for the nineties},
  author={M. Earl},
  journal={Journal of Information Technology},
  • M. Earl
  • Published 1992
  • Engineering, Computer Science
  • Journal of Information Technology
  • The 1980s were characterized by rapid developments in information technologies, continuously rising IT expenditures in firms and high hopes about the pay-off of IT investments. In many ways, the great expectations of IT seemed to encourage organizations to manage IT as a special case, somehow above the norms of conventional policy and practice. The 1990s look different. IT expenditures are no longer rising, value for money questions are being asked about IT, changes are being made to IT… CONTINUE READING
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