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nlan's hypothesis and ward and griffeth

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In context of the organisation I am familiar with, I will discuss Nolan's six Stage hypothesis (1.2- 1.4-6)and ward and Griffith's model (1.5 to 1.1 Background - The company I will be discussing is Duboutique. Duboutique is a Big retail fashion store that has ladies Men's and Children's department. The retail unit grew from using the old system of manually writing invoice and issuing receipts to customer to using a cash register system. The system duboutique was using was the type that only allow sales items to be typed and the receipt is printed out to the customers like a "type writer", it is not connected to the computer. The Company introduced a New system called EPOS "Electronic Point of Sale" where data is captured at the time and place of sale. The system is integrated in the computer registers with a bar code readers, optical scanners and magnetic stripe readers for accurately and instantly capturing the transaction, Credit card and debit card transactions that go through a 'swipe' machine are dealt with via an integrated EFTPOS. The system is connected directly to a central computer so that they can check the credit of the customer and to update the stock control. ...read more.

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In order to be effective, development of this information system is a response response to the need. The information management is aimed at 'to add value by exploiting information as a core business resource' (Ward and Griffiths 1996, 363) and therefore, it should to be based on core competences of an organisation. 1.6 The WARD AND Griffith'S modell"Ward and giffiths state that the implication for the organisation are that a complex inheritance must be appropriately supported, improved and replaced while current opportunities are exploited and future possibilities explored" This model suggest that organisation need to adopt four information system planning strategies. The model shows the necessity of strategic it planning, it emphasises on the fact that strategic it planning should be treated as a strategic resources. The model includes ; changing the external relationship in an organisation, improved integration for internal processes, enable the introduction of new or enhanced products or services and providing information to support the development of business strategy. 1.7- 1 Changing the external relationship in an organisation - The internet and technological advances in communication speed permit consumers and supplier of duboutique to communicate with one another rapidly, at any hour, any day of the year. ...read more.

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1.10 Changes in the Business - The digital age has literally transformed the way companies operate. Traditional marketing solutions don't work anymore. You must have Internet marketing strategies that include a high-profile website, a high-visibility Internet advertising plan, and electronic communication capabilities if you want to succeed in today's business world. Even if businesses goals haven't really changed much over the years, Their marketing strategies and practices should look very different. The way of communication internally and externally, the way of transacting business, the way companies project their image, the way compnies advertise to new prospects-all these are changed in todays's business world, it become big problem areas if an organisation lost sight of the big picture. "Information technology is one of those rare business resources that delivers more capability at a lower cost each year, providing for business to more with less" ( matin curly. 2004) Today's business environment requires a robust, enterprise-wide plan to deal with the unexpected. Company reputation and brand, as well as the trust and loyalty of stakeholders, are all critical factors in the background of the organizations. managements play a strategic role in organizational sustainability to contribute tangible deliverables through advance preparation, including safety and security initiatives, leadership development, talent management and solid communication plans to support the success of a business. ...read more.

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