This book gives you the latest research findings/writings related to the web-enabled technologies utilization and management in organizations throughout the world.
This book is not another tired exhortation to take advantage of technology to improve corporate performance. One cannot utilize technology to its full potential without also overhauling the rigid, hierarchical business model that was designed for the command-and-control corporate environment of the industrial era. Tsai takes a comprehensive view of everything that needs to be done in order to make the most of emerging technologies. The new information economy calls for companies that foster strategic collaboration through a more horizontal organizational structure. A more synchronized supply chain yields better customer service, higher quality, faster delivery, and lower inventory. In the customer-centric environment, a new value proposition is essential. Business processes must be fast, focused, flexible, responsive, and nimble. With the knowledge gained from this book, one should be able to face the future with an ability and capacity to discern technology policies and make decisions concerning strategic positioning and competitive business strategy.
*Note: This book is part of a new series entitled “Advanced Topics in Global Information Management”. This book is Volume One within this series (Vol. I, 2002).
Among some of the topics included in this book are: software measurement; ERP project evaluation; strategic electronic commerce evaluation.