What's Technology Worth?

May 1998
Financial Executive;May/Jun98, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p38
Academic Journal
The article discusses results of a survey of corporate financial executives on information technology (IT). Just 42% said their firms have a strategic IT plan. The three most urgent IT issues cited were prioritizing IT investments, promoting effective communication between IT departments and IT users, and determining the proper amount to invest in IT. Almost one-third could not identify their payback on IT investment, while one-fifth claimed the payback was negligible or even negative. In terms of assessing the success of IT initiatives, the foremost criterion noted was the ability to satisfy user needs.


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