Strategic Implications of Information Technology Term Paper by Nicky

A look at how a business can synchronize emerging technologies to fulfill strategic initiatives and plans.
# 145410 | 1,206 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US

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The paper discusses how emerging collaborative technologies can be used to support an organization's strategic plans and initiatives, keeping the company more competitive and viable. The paper explains the role of Web Services, Software as a Service (SaaS) and sales force automation (SFA) applications in the next three years. The paper predicts that IT will be able to make significant contributions to overall organizational objectives and fulfillment of strategic initiatives and plans. The paper includes a diagram that explains Web 2.0 and a table of social networking applications.

Background of the Topic
Discussion of Current Issues
Recommendations for Managers of IT

From the Paper:

"In assessing the strategic implications of information technology for the next three years within any company or enterprise, senior executives need to realize that there are significant new developments that are fundamentally changing how teams collaborate, and how companies accomplish their objectives. The role of traditional Information Technologies (IT) has changed to being the enabler of strategic business processes. IT has in effect become the catalyst for many organizations to completely re-align their processes, making them more efficient and customer-centered at the same time. Foremost amongst these developments is the exponential growth of Web 2.0 (O'Reilly, 2005) and the series of collaborative, enterprise-wide applications of these concepts have fostered. Figure 1 provides an overview of the concept map as defined by O'Reilly (2005). Enterprise-wide support for collaborative technologies has been termed Enterprise 2.0 by Dr. McAfee of Harvard Business School (McAfee, 2006)."

Sample of Sources Used:

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