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The Organisation of IT Functions in the 1990s A Managerial Perspective

The Organisation of IT Functions in the 1990s A Managerial Perspective What is the underlying trend in IT structures Why have individualbusinesses taken different stands with regard to their IT structuresThere has been an ongoing debate concerning these questions with limitedresolution. The issues surrounding IT structures are analysed in orderto prepare managers to cope with the above two questions throughout the1990s. Owing to the continuing progress in hardware and softwaretechnology, decentralised IT structures will continue to become moreaccessible and attractive in the 1990s. As a result, the users of ITservices will assume an increasing share of responsibilities forproducing their locally needed IT services. Generally speaking, theresponsibilities of central IT departments will continue to decreaseduring the 1990s. Meanwhile owing to differences among businesses withrespect to their organisational context variables, individual businesseswill continue to subscribe to different IT structures ranging fromrelatively centralised to relatively decentralised. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Management Development Emerald Publishing

The Organisation of IT Functions in the 1990s A Managerial Perspective

Journal of Management Development , Volume 10 (2): 7 – Feb 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0262-1711
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10.1108/02621719110000181
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Abstract

What is the underlying trend in IT structures Why have individualbusinesses taken different stands with regard to their IT structuresThere has been an ongoing debate concerning these questions with limitedresolution. The issues surrounding IT structures are analysed in orderto prepare managers to cope with the above two questions throughout the1990s. Owing to the continuing progress in hardware and softwaretechnology, decentralised IT structures will continue to become moreaccessible and attractive in the 1990s. As a result, the users of ITservices will assume an increasing share of responsibilities forproducing their locally needed IT services. Generally speaking, theresponsibilities of central IT departments will continue to decreaseduring the 1990s. Meanwhile owing to differences among businesses withrespect to their organisational context variables, individual businesseswill continue to subscribe to different IT structures ranging fromrelatively centralised to relatively decentralised.

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Journal of Management DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: Feb 1, 1991

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