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The stakes are expensive and serious, decisions are fluid and political, and the socio-technical problems are not well understood! Under these conditions, can an organization make good IT management decisions ? If so, how?

March 23, 2016 | Author: | Posted in it management, technology

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The Making of Good IT development in Business Industries despite the Challenges

Introduction

INFORMATION ANXIETY is produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand . It is the black hole between data and knowledge , and it happens when information doesn ‘t tell us what we want or need to know ‘ So wrote Richard S . Wurman in his book Information Anxiety . For a long time , people didn ‘t realize how [banner_entry_middle]

much they didn ‘t know – they didn ‘t know what they didn ‘t know . But now people know what they don ‘t know , and that makes them anxious (5 The result is that most of us may feel that we should know more than we do . With the flood of information coming our way , we pick up little pieces of data . However , often we are at a loss as to what to do with them . At the same time , we might suppose that everyone else knows and understands much more than we do . That is when we become anxious

David Shenk argues that excess information has become a pollutant that creates data smog ‘ He adds : Data smog gets in the way it crowds out quiet moments , and obstructs much-needed contemplation . It stresses us out (As cited by Wurman , 6

It is true that too much information or an overload of material can induce anxiety , but the same is true if we have insufficient information or , worse still , incorrect information . It is much like feeling lonely in a crowded room . As John Naisbitt puts it in his book Megatrends , we are drowning in information but starved for knowledge (2

Indeed , the statements mentioned above are the main reasons why Information Technology and its determinism as well as enthusiasm has been much of an issue when it comes to the acceptance of several business firms with the system of transactions

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introduced through Information Technology . In the paragraphs to follow the arguments of several and IT specialists shall be uncovered to give a brief overview on how IT could become an asset for the business institutions

The Introduction of IT

The beginning of computer inventions have been such a big leap for technology and a revolution for the human society . Indeed , the existence of information technology had been much accepted as a part of a growing and developing civilization in the world . However , not everyone was happy of the big change ‘ in the information processing activities which took over the traditional ways of data transfer . Moreover , among the ones who had much of a hard time in accepting changes were the traditionally based business organizations

One of the problems , which business executives believed to have come from the introduction of IT is the production issues . According to Erik Brynjolfsson and Lorin M . Hitt of the Association for Computing… [banner_entry_footer]

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