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Journal Issue
Volume 8 Issue 3, ECITE 2005 Special / Nov 2005  pp143‑230

Editor: Dan Remenyi

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Evaluating Success in Post‑Merger IS Integration: A Case Study  pp143‑150

Maria Alaranta

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An Evaluation Framework for the Acceptance of Web‑Based Aptitude Tests  pp151‑158

Michael Amberg, Sonja Fischer, Manuela Schröder

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Why IT Continues to Matter: Reflections on the Strategic Value of IT  pp159‑168

Frank Bannister, Dan Remenyi

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Abstract

In May 2003 an article by the former editor of the Harvard Business Review (HBR), Nicholas Carr, in HBR, suggested that IT was no longer a strategic concern for management and that investments in IT should, in future, be restricted to the routine. Carr's thesis has been widely debated, not least in the context of IT value in general and its strategic value in particular. Notwithstanding flaws in his reasoning, this short nine‑page article appears to have had a significant impact and influence on the way chief executives think about IT, and has had real consequences for IT budg‑ ets, not to mention careers. Carr went on to develop his ideas in a subsequent book. This article examines Carr's argu‑ ments at a number of levels and suggests that it would be unwise to base long‑term thinking about IT on his conclusions. 

 

Keywords: IT value, strategic value, technology value, strategy, innovation

 

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