What Theories are Dealing with Information Technology?

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Kathleen, USA

What Theories are Dealing with Information Technology?

I would like to see technology theories, models and methods. These may be helpful in all areas of Management.

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Information Technology Discipline

We currently have no intention to add a seperate technology discipline, although there are quite a number of technology related subjects covered. (Most of them are in the strategy discipline).
See for example:
- Enterprise Architecture
- Strategic Grid for IT
- Strategic Alignment
- Strategic Thrusts
- TDC Matrix
- Impact/Value framework
- Twelve Principles of the Network Economy
- Bricks and Clicks
- Disruptive Innovation.

  Paul G. Huppertz
Management Consultant, Germany
 

Information versus Digitats

As James Gleick argues in his book 'The Information - A History, a Theory, a Flood'', one must consistently & consequently keep apart
  • an original information about an object, a product copy, an event, a topic...
  • representations of an original information in various formats, e.g. writing, word-wrapping, figures, drawing, written text message or spoken word message..
  • digitised versions of such formatted information representations (= digitats), e.g. in the form of computer files or database rows that are generated and/or handled by means of software-based electronical digitisation systems, a.k.a. computer systems/IT systems

 

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