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Information Systems Transformation by Philip Newcomb, William M. Ulrich

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Business and it challenges

Senior executives often think that complex business and IT challenges can be addressed by rebuilding applications from scratch, licensing COTS packages, or tying systems together using middleware-based solutions. While these options continue to play a role in ongoing IT strategies, projects applying these approaches have been plagued with problems.

Corporations and government agencies increasingly find it more and more difficult to address complex information-related challenges. Organizations have spent considerable time, effort, and capital on IT projects with little to show for it. While IT projects in general have been challenged, there are numerous failure stories in the industry. A few of these are cited in ...

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