C3 Information Systems, Organizations, and Strategy. IS and the Org.- influences each other. Organizations need to be aware of influences of IS to benefit from new technologies Many factors: organization's structure, standard operating procedures, politics, culture etc.
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We will examine business processes to understand how they might be changed or replaced by using IT to achieve greater efficiency
Keep in mind when designing systems:
Porter’s Competitive Forces Model
In Porter’s competitive forces model, the strategic position of the firm and its strategies are determined not only by competition with its traditional direct competitors but also by four forces in the industry’s environment: new market entrants, substitute products, customers, and suppliers.
Deal with competitive forces
Competitive Advantage is gained when organizations provide more value to customers or same value at lower price
The Internet’s impact on competitive advantage
Primary activities- products and services, value for customers
Secondary activities- infrastructure: administration, human ressources, etc.
Figure 3-11 Value Chain Model
Firm Level Strategy
Industry Level Strategy