The IT-business partnership: exploring a troubled relationship

Cormack, Sandra and Cater-Steel, Aileen and Nord, Jeretta Horn and Nord, G. Daryl (2002) The IT-business partnership: exploring a troubled relationship. In: ISOneWorld Conference, 4-5 April 2002, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States.


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[Abstract]: Managing the business relationship between information technology (IT) and business professionals is critical to the success of an organisation. For the IT group to add value to the business, a healthy IT-business relationship is absolutely essential. Unfortunately though in many organisations, the IT-business relationship is riddled with problems. This paper first explores the troubled IT-business relationship, and then explores the troubled IT-business relationship though the application of a model to identify essential ingredients that are lacking in the IT-business relationship. Data is collected from interviews and a questionnaire administered to eleven IT and twenty-one business professionals in five Australian organisations. With knowledge of ingredients that are lacking in the IT-business relationship, practitioners can structure and facilitate actions leading to a more effective IT-business relationship, a healthier work environment, and ultimately greater success within the organisation.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Aileen Cater-Steel
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:38
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:36
Uncontrolled Keywords: business relationship, information technology, business professionals, IT-business relationship
Fields of Research (FoR): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080610 Information Systems Organisation

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