Basic Building Blocks for Determining IS Services and Outputs.

7 Feb

In our previous blog we dis- assembled the various components involved in the measurement of IS management. These entities are further disassembled here and moulded into a certain visual structure which suggests a kind of pattern or suggestive interactive framework in their working relationship.

Narratively the environment comprise of business elements interacting with information systems to produce a certain quality of outputs? Therefore our building blocks will be derived from the following entities:

Environment: cultural, economic, political, demographic, regulatory and technological, consumers, competition etc.

As indicated above the environmental factors are physical, cultural, economic, political, demographic, regulatory and technological factors that affect the business (http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/environmental-factors.html).

Organisation: planning, organising, staffing, directing, and controlling

Similarly, the management functions compose primarily of five basic functions which are utilised to accomplish the desired goals and objectives of the organisation. The management therefore comprise of planning, organising, staffing, directing, and controlling the people and the process in order to accomplish the desired goals of the organisation (Henri Fayol, 1841-1925) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fayolism . To these 5 functions we shall add information system management as a factor of business management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Management). All the above functions are targeted towards some desired goals and objectives which are measurable outputs.

Also the Information System comprises of people, process, IT artefacts.

The Output comprises of measurable values and other characteristics of different qualities

Without going into many details, these business functions have individual, interrelated and collective goals which are tied to the overall organisational mission. Therefore we shall formulate and analyse this integration and interrelationship of business functions and information technology functions in an environment.  Building these entities into a building a framework gives the visual impression shown below in Fig 1 below.

Fig. 1 A framework for the interaction of Information System and other entities in a business.

interactive components

 

 

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