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The classification of information technology on the perspective of obtaining competitive advantage and information technology capability

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2 Author(s)
Yiming Xiang ; College of Computer&Information Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China ; Yonggang Shu

It is not all the IT that can bring the competitive advantage for the enterprises; also it is not all the IT which produces significant influence to the competition that will certainly be able to bring the competitive advantage for the enterprises. To the former, this paper classifies the IT apply on enterprises value chain on the perspective of obtaining competitive advantages, namely, support type, tool type, function type, flow type and inter-enterprises type, also differentiates their possible influence to competition. To the latter, this paper induces two key policies for enterprises obtaining competitive advantages by applying IT: improving the level of alignment of IT strategy and business strategy, training and applying IT capability.

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2008 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management

Date of Conference:

8-11 Dec. 2008