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Does IT Matter?: Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage

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Over the last decade, and even since the bursting of the technology bubble, pundits, consultants, and thought leaders have argued that information technology provides the edge necessary for business success. IT expert Nicholas G. Carr offers a radically different view in this eloquent and explosive book. As IT's power and presence have grown, he argues, its strategic relevance has actually decreased. IT has been transformed from a source of advantage into a commoditized "cost of doing business"--with huge implications for business management. Expanding on Carr's seminal Harvard Business Review article that generated a storm of controversy, Does IT Matter? provides a truly compelling--and unsettling--account of IT's changing business role and its leveling influence on competition. Through astute analysis of historical and contemporary examples, Carr shows that the evolution of IT closely parallels that of earlier technologies such as railroads and electric power. He goes on to lay out a new agenda for IT management, stressing cost control and risk management over innovation and investment. And he examines the broader implications for business strategy and organization as well as for the technology industry. A frame-changing statement on one of the most important business phenomena of our time, Does IT Matter? marks a crucial milepost in the debate about IT's future. An acclaimed business writer and thinker, Nicholas G. Carr is a former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review.

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Expanding his article published in the May 2003 Harvard business review, Carr argues that as information technology has become more powerful and affordable, it has transformed from a proprietary technology used by companies to gain an edge into an infrastructural technology shared by all competitors. He contends IT is now a simple factor of production necessary for competitiveness but insufficient for advantage.
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A frame-changing statement on one of the most important business phenomena ofour time, "Does IT Matter?" marks a crucial milepost in the debate about IT'sfuture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781591394440
Subtitle:
Information Technology and the Corrosion of Competitive Advantage
Author:
Carr, Nicholas G.
Publisher:
Harvard Business Review Press
Location:
Boston
Subject:
Decision Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
Technological innovations
Subject:
Structural Adjustment
Subject:
Information technology
Subject:
Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
BUSINESS STRATEGY
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series Volume:
1250
Publication Date:
20040518
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.9 in 14.4 oz

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