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MODERN ORGANIZATIONS
Organizational Structure and Design
What Is Organizational Flexibility?
Impact on Flexibility
Information Technology Runs the Airline
Co-opting the Travel Agent
Natural Growth Generates an Impact
CREATING NEW TYPES OF ORGANIZATIONS
Examples of Designs Using IT Variables
Adding People to the Design
BUILDING A T·FORM ORGANIZATION
Other Design Possibilities
Adopting the T -Form: An Example
The Value Chain
The value chain
Some Generic Strategies
Using Resources to Advantage
Protecting an IT Innovation
MANAGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
A Corporate Plan for Strategy
Alliances and Partnerships
Primary Memory or RAM
The Arithmetic Basis of Computers
How Memory Is Organized
Memory Technology
The Central Processing Unit
Doing Arithmetic
How Does the CPU Work?
An Instruction Set
WHAT MAKES A CHIP PERFORM?
What Techniques Increase Speed?
Input and Output
Input-Only Devices
Output Devices
Reducing a Bottleneck
IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGERS
THE COMPUTERS OF TODAY
Powerful Supercomputers
Minis: The Beginning of the Revolution
The Server
Massively Parallel Computers
A Personal Assistant
Conclusions
Why So Many Types of Computers?
MANAGERIAL CONCERNS
Programming Languages
The Operating System
Early Systems
Evolutionar Advances
FILE ELEMENTS
Data
Storage Media
Finding Data on the File
More Complex Access
ENTER DATABASE MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE
Benefits of the Relational Model
An Example
Object·Oriented Databases
DATABASES IN SYSTEMS DESIGN
The Role of the Database Administrator
DBMSs in Building Systems
Oracle: An Enterprise DBMS
Distributed Databases
The Data Warehouse
Data Mining
Changing Database Markets
COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN COMPUTERS
Codes
Transmission Modes
Why Develop Private Networks?
A Broker Workstation
Chevron Canada Client-Server Model
Comparing the Applications
MATCHING DESIGN TO AN ARCHITECTURE
When the Architecture Is a Given
Suggested Guidelines
Dealing with the Problem of Data
CONTEMPORARY TRENDS IN ARCHITECTURE
THE INDUSTRY
TO BUY OR NOT: MAJOR APPLICATIONS
The Decision Context
Processing
THE SERVICES INDUSTRY
WHAT SOURCES SHOULD BE SELECTED?
Hardware
Sofware
THE PROS AND CONS OF OUTSOURCING
Evaluating Perormance
Acquiring Computers
THE DESIGN TASK
What Is a System?
Multiuser versus Single-User Design
A SYSTEMS DESIGiN LIFE CYCLE
Potential Pitfalls in the Life Cycle
USER·ORIENTED DESIGN
Problems with the Conventional View
Design Team
THE SPIRAL MODEL OF DEVELOPMENT
Observation
Interviews
Questionnaires
Comparing the Alternatives
The Role of Structured Design
Data Flow Diagrams
An Example of Structured Design
Object·Oriented Design
A Comparison of Approaches
SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
SURVEY AND FEASIBILITY STUDY
Costs and Benefits of New Systems
Identifying Systems Alternatives
Organizational Impact
Technological Feasibility
Contents and Format for a Study
DETERMINING FEASIBILITY
Selection Committee
SELECTING AN ALTERNATIVE
UNDERTAKING SYSTEMS ANALYSIS
UNDERTAKING SYSTEMS DESIGN
Results of the Design Process
GENERAL DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
Client-Server Design
Graphical User Interfaces
Designing Web Sites
The Input Bottleneck
Handling Errors
Backup
COMPUTER-AIDED SOFTWARE ENGINEERING
LowerCASE
WHAT IS CONVERSION EFFECTIVENESS?
Goals
THE EXISTING SYSTEM
Problems
Decision Considerations
Information Flows
A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM
Systems Design
System Specifications
Systems Overview: The Local Store
Sales
Inventory Control
Connecting to the Warehouse
Observations
REENGINEERING THE ENTIRE FIRM AT OTICON
IMPLICATIONS
AN IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY
The Role of Design Teams
An Implementation Framework
Some Examples
Emergent Change
Motivating Organizational Change
A Change Program
BEYOND STRUCTURAL CHANGE
Technology-Assisted Meetings
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS?
What Is Digital Convergence?
Hypertext: The Engine for Multimedia?
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
AI versus Traditional Programs
EXPERT SYSTEMS: APPLIED AI
ACTION PLAN
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
Technology
Applications of IT
Some Suggested Solutions
ETHICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Information Technology for Management

Information Technology for Management

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