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Global Information Architectures: Alternatives and Tradeoffs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Prashant Palvia, Joe Rosenthal Excellence Professor and Director of the McDowell Research Center for Global IT Management (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The alignment of information architectures with business strategies is important for organizations in order to achieve global pre-eminence. Past architectures have been limited in that they consider only technical and computer-based aspects of information technology. This article broadens this view by including the functional aspects (data, voice, image, or video transmission) of information technologies. Five information architectures emerge as feasible for global corporations. Examples of companies using these architectures are provided. These architectures are further compared using cost variables. The article provides a means for researchers and managers to classify and evaluate the current architectures used in global corporations, and help carefully plan future architectures.

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Publication
International Journal of Information Management. Vol. 13, No. 2, April 1993, pp. 84-93.
Language: English
Date: 1993
Keywords
information systems, business strategies, evaluation, hierarchies