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Global business drivers: Aligning information technology to global business strategy

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3 Author(s)
Ives, B. ; Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275-0333, USA ; Jarvenpaa, S.L. ; Mason, R.O.

The alignment of worldwide computer-based information systems and integrated business strategies is critical to the success of multinational firms in a highly competitive global market. In this paper, information technology (I/T) solutions are explored that drive firms toward making economic decisions based on worldwide distributed knowledge. These solutions focus on a number of entities (or global business drivers) that identify where a firm can benefit most from the management and application of the technology. A variety of approaches for overcoming the barriers and risks of applying this technology are also discussed.

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IBM Systems Journal  (Volume:32 ,  Issue: 1 )