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Buying information systems : selecting, implementing and assessing off-the-shelf systems

Author: David James
Publisher: Burlington, VT : Gower, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Most organisations purchase off-the-shelf computer-based systems to help them perform their day-to-day business activities. Sadly, many of the purchases fail to live up to expectations. This book provides a blueprint of what to cover in the early stages of the procurement process so as to prevent the recurring problem of information systems projects that run over budget, over time and yet under perform." "Real  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David James
ISBN: 0566085593 9780566085598
OCLC Number: 53178654
Description: vi, 128 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Case Study: ElectAM --
1. Buying an information system is like buying a desktop publishing package, isn't it? --
2. Where can I find advice? --
3. Who should be involved? --
4. How do I manage the purchase? --
5. How do I decide what I need? --
6. Which package/supplier should I choose? --
7. How do I manage the implementation? --
8. How do I know if the system is successful? --
9. Putting it all together.
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