Information Management: The Organizational Dimension

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Fig. 24.6. The constitution process

These differences are nuances. The two frameworks are substantially similar. They are intended to help with the strategic management of IT. It is recognized that both alignment and fit are dynamic concepts. And the frameworks are predicated on strategic choices having to be made and on organizations differing in how they make them.

Finally, there may be two remaining differences. Because the OFF comprises three information domains, not two, IS managers may relate to it more easily; this is one possible benefit of its being issue-driven. Secondly, the OFF has been used to close and integrate, loosely, the chapters in this book. In other words, if it adds little incremental value over the SAM to practitioners and researchers, at least it brings an organizational dimension to information management!


References

Andrews, K. R. ( 1980), The Concept of Corporate Strategy, Homewood, Ill.: Irwin.

Ansoff, H. ( 1987), Corporate Strategy, Harmondsworth: Penguin.

Bowman, B., Davis, G., and Wetherbe, J. C. ( 1987), "Three Stage Model of MIS Planning", Information and Management, 6/1 (Aug.), 11-25.

Boynton, A. C., and Zmud, R. W. ( 1987), "Information Technology Planning in the 1990s: Directives for Planning and Research", MIS Quarterly, 11/1 (Mar.), 59-71.

Brancheau, J. C., and Wetherbe, J. C. ( 1987), "Key Issues in Information Systems Management", MIS Quarterly, 11/1 (Mar.), 22-45.

Broadbent, M., and Weill, P. ( 1993), "Improving Business and Information StrategyAlignment: Learning from the Banking Industry"

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