Information Technology Dissertation or Thesis by hicaliber

Information Technology
This paper is an extensive discussion of information technology (IT) as it relates to strategic management.
# 93985 | 18,275 words | 23 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper investigates the definition of information technology and the manner in which it is used by focusing on several pertinent issues related to the successful implementation of information systems within organizations. The author points out thriving IT implementations at several corporations, including General Electric, Cisco Systems and Apple, as well as the techniques of three CEOs, who have guided the development of IT within their companies. The paper examines current and future information systems trends. The paper includes several long quotations and charts.

Table of Contents:
Introduction of Computer Systems
Definition of IT
Local Area Network (LAN)
Wide Area Network (WAN)
Current Usage of IT
Use of Information Technology in Problem Solving
IT and Corporate Strategy
Relation between IT And Corporate Strategy
Current Theory Relating IT and Corporate Strategy
Success of General Electronics, Cisco systems and Apple computer
General Electric (GE)
SWOT Analysis of GE
Cisco Systems
SWOT Analysis of Cisco
Apple Computers
SWOT Analysis Apple Computer
Strategy of Jack Welch, Carol Bartz and Steve Jobs
Jack Welch
Carol Bartz
Steve Jobs
Effect of Investments on IT systems
Financial Theories
Probability Theory
Real Options Theory
The Strategic Objectives of an ROI Analysis
The Place of the Proposed IT Investment in the Overall Enterprise
Technology Infrastructure
Business Processes
Organizational Environment
External Relationships
Choosing the Right Type of Analysis
How the ROI Analysis Fits into IT Investments
Data Collection of ROI in IT Sector
Application of IT and IT Changes
IT for Internal Operation
IT for Business Units and Synergy Effect
IT for Products
Current Trend
Forecasting Future Trend
Types of Security
Cryptography and Encryption
Network Architecture and Physical Security
Firewalls and Perimeter Security
Wireless Network Security
Benefits of Accepting Dynamic IT System Rather Than Stable Business Environment
Limitations of Study

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Andress, A. (2003). Surviving Security: How to Integrate People, Process, and Technology. Boca Raton, FL: Auerbach Publications.
  • Anton, P. S., Silberglitt, R., & Schneider, J. (2001). The Global Technology Revolution: Bio/Nano/Materials Trends and Their Synergies with Information Technology by 2015. Santa Monica, CA: Rand.
  • Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL). Retrieved April 29, from:
  • Bartz Carol. The Riegning Queen of Tech. May 16, 2005.
  • Corporate Overview. Retrieved April 29, from:

Cite this Dissertation or Thesis:

APA Format

Information Technology (2007, April 17) Retrieved March 26, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Information Technology" 17 April 2007. Web. 26 March. 2023. <>