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This ebook provides state of the art study and considering on agile info platforms. the idea that of agile details structures has won power during the last three years, getting into the MIS international from production, the place agile production structures has been an immense idea for numerous years now. the belief of agility is robust: with pageant so fierce this present day and the rate of industrial so speedy, a company's skill to maneuver with their consumers and aid consistent altering company wishes is extra vital than ever. Agile details platforms: .

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Conversely, Earl depicted the IT strategy as being supply-oriented since it focuses on what is and could be made available in terms of IT infrastructure, applications, and services. His argument was that IS and IT strategies should be aligned. Other proponents of alignment include, for example, Parker, et al. (1988), MacDonald (1991), Baets (1992), Henderson and Venkatraman (1992), and Peppard and Ward (2004). These different alignment perspectives make a telling point: What is being aligned with what?

Adding to or challenging existing knowledge) within a particular context. ICT systems are therefore data-processing systems; they are nothing more and nothing less (Galliers and Newell, 2003b). Information systems require the presence of human beings who apply their knowledge to turn data into information. Knowledge is therefore tacit (cf. Polanyi, 1966) and embedded. “It resides within our brains, and enables us to make sense of the data we [choose to] capture” (Galliers, 2004: 253). It is also “sticky” (Szulanski, 1996; Szulanski and Jensen, 2004) in that its contextual nature means that it is less easily transferred than the KMS perspective might otherwise suggest.

Moreover, by advocating the copying of best practices to improve efficiency, organizations are potentially running the risk of reducing their ability to create the new knowledge needed to innovate and respond creatively to changing imperatives. Given that this is a key concern of business strategy, and that knowledge management systems (KMS) are meant to support and inform the process of strategizing, it appears that we may have another problem. ICT such as Enterprise Systems can then be seen as a force for standardization, thus speeding competitive convergence, given that the technology is more or less common—and increasingly commoditized—irrespective of the organization implementing it.

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