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The Role of the Systems Analyst
This paper examines the role of the systems analyst in today's business world.
# 96607 | 2,337 words | 12 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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In this article, the writer discusses that by progressing from the role of pure technologist to that of strategist and business process re-engineering expert through the use of programming, service-oriented architectures (SOA), and composite application development tools, the systems analyst is revolutionizing how companies are using IT to support and enable their accomplishment of business objectives. The writer notes that the traditional role of IT as a cost center is being transformed as a result in many organizations with the chief information officer becoming one of the lead strategists of an organization, responsible for the accomplishment of line-of-business objectives. The writer concludes that the evolution from purely being a cost center to profit center is in direct proportion of the system analyst to be the change agent that assists in the accomplishment of business objectives first, using technology as the competitive advantage and differentiator.

Line-of-Business Objectives Now Drive Systems Analysis
How Systems Analysts Are Driving a Business Process Management Revolution
Systems Analysts and the Systems Development Life Cycle
Systems' Analysts Most Critical Task: Finding the Voice of the Customer

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Alstyne, Marshall van, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Stuart Madnick (1997). "The Matrix of Change: A Tool for Business Process Reengineering". MIT Sloan School Working Papers available on the Internet, accessed on December 17, 2006:
  • Alstyne, Marshall van, Erik Brynjolfsson, and Stuart Madnick (1995). "Why Not One Big Database? Principles for Data Ownership." Decision Support Systems 15.4 (1995): 267-284.
  • AMR Research (2005) - Dateline 2010: SOA from a User's Perspective. October 2005
  • AMR Research (2006) - Vendors: Answer So What and Who Cares Before Embarking on New Technology. January, 2006.
  • Columbus (2005) - Best Practices in Voice of the Customer Programs. Louis Columbus. Accessed from the Internet on December 17, 2006 from location:

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