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ICT and business alignment in Virtual Organization

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1 Author(s)
Taivo Kangilaski ; Tallinn University of Technology, Department of Computer Control, Estonia

The concept of virtual organization (VO) challenges the way industrial production systems are planned and managed. Basically, a VO is temporary alliance of enterprises that come together to share skills and resources in order to better respond to business opportunities and are enterprises whose cooperation is supported by computer network. At the same time, the importance of information and communication technology (ICT) has been growing and has caused the situation where ICT functional area profoundly affects the organizational performance. The current article focuses on the topic, how to align business goals and ICT activities in VO.

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2008 6th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics

Date of Conference:

13-16 July 2008