Abstract: Strategic Information System Planning

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European and Mediterranean Conference on Information Systems 2009 (EMCIS2009)
July 13-14 2009, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Izmir

EVALUATION OF STRATEGIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
PLANNING (SISP) TECHNIQUES: DRIVER PERSPECTIVE
Abdullah Basahel, Researcher, Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK
Abdullah.basahel@brunel.ac.uk
Zahir Irani, Information Systems Evaluation and Integration Group (ISEing), Brunel
Business School, Brunel University, UK
Zahir.Irani@Brunel.ac.uk
Abstract
Strategic Information Systems Planning (SISP) literature reviews with a focus on the global dimension are considered in this research. The paper counters the evaluation of SISP techniques through information system (IS) strategic drivers. These techniques can
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Therefore, care should be taken in choosing them for applications. However, these applications could differ in terms of strategic focus, such as competitiveness, alignment, analysis, or a combination. The analysis focus considers the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization. This could improve application of IS benefits, such as cost, control and business processes delivery time for the organization. In addition, the alignment focus can participate with the analysis focus in terms of IS strategy goals, because the alignment is one of the IS strategy priorities. So, strategic focus supports identification of the core business processes that can be integrated. Both analysis and alignment focuses support the internal environment and cope with the external environment of the organization. By doing so, the competitive focus, as an important factor of external environment, is connected with both analysis and alignment focuses. The competitive focus considers both competitors and customers. Consequently, the connection between these focuses (analysis, alignment, and competitiveness) is important. All these focuses are important in IS contribution to the organization. Accordingly, this paper considers these strategic focuses for IS.
IS can obtain competitive advantage through some key factors (Robson, 1997; Willcocks et al., 1997). The availability of the technique
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