Integration Technology, Implications & Justifications
Date/Time: Sunday 16:30-18:00
Sponsor: College on Information Systems
Room: Duncan B
Chair: Reza Barkhi
Chair Address: Univ. of MA, MIS Dept., Coll. of Mgmt., 1 University Ave., Lowell, MA 01854 ,
From an Organization with Networks to a Networked Organization Efrem Mallach, Dorothy J. Eastman --- Univ. of MA, Coll. of Mgmt., 1 University Ave., Lowell, MA 01824 , (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- In a fully networked organization, the nature of information sharing¨ changes. Information flow becomes unpredictable and information¨ loses traceability to its originator. We study the barriers to¨ networked organizations, the implications for organizational¨ behavior patterns, for information quality and for the required¨ supporting technology.
Mapping Business Processes into SAP for Organizational Integration Kimberly Queenan, Reza Barkhi --- Stream Intl., , , (email@example.com)
- Implementation of SAP requires business processes to be defined¨ precisely and compiled tightly. We propose a framework that may help¨ establish and structure business processes so that they facilitate¨ implementation in SAP. We explore the mapping of business process¨ definitions in to SAP modules using data flow diagrams via¨ decomposition and leveling. In this framework, convergence and¨ harmonization are discussed.
Managing Investments in Robotics or Other Technology Thomas Klammer --- Univ. of North TX, Dept. of Acct., Denton, TX 76205 , (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Problems frequently arise in managing investments in robotics or¨ other technology. Project sponsors (the technical staff) often do¨ not communicate with the evaluators (the financial staff).¨ Disconnects between top management and the technical and financial¨ staffs can create adversarial relationships. We summarize ways to¨ reduce these types of problems.
Information-Based Technology Investment Decisions Norma C. Powell, Reza Barkhi --- Univ. of MA, Lowell, MA 01844 , (email@example.com)
- Companies make investment decisions in order to increase the value¨ of the firm. The investment decision impacts the value of the firm¨ in 1 of 2 basic ways: an increase in the revenue stream or a¨ decrease in costs. Traditional investment justification models may¨ not apply to information-based technologies. The reason may be due¨ to an inadequate understanding and measurement of cost-benefit for¨ information-based technologies....
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