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Renovation of an IT Infrastructure and its POC Analysis

Renovation of an IT Infrastructure and its POC Analysis
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Author(s): Masaru Furukawa (Toyama City, Japan)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 4
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch209
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330


In recent years the evolution of highly developed and complicated computerization has boosted the importance to business of IT infrastructure. Enhancement of business agility is not possible unless greater flexibility is built into IT infrastructure. More often than not, MIS’s today are not flexible enough in this sense to agilely accommodate demands for system change incessantly confronting them. We have been concentrating our research on MIS flexibility, its evaluation and the development of methodology for its enhancement. This paper aims to present a comparative evaluation via POC (penalty of change) analysis of system alternatives involving a case of renovation of IT infrastructure. To start with, we will define the concept of MIS flexibility. We will then describe an actual case of renovation of IT infrastructure and define the problem it involved and go on to illustrate the evaluation of MIS flexibility via POC analysis.

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