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Moving Toward Mission-Critical: The Migration of Strategic and Support Systems

Moving Toward Mission-Critical: The Migration of Strategic and Support Systems
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Author(s): Linda V. Knight (DePaul University, USA), James D. White (DePaul University, USA) and Theresa A. Steinbach (DePaul University, USA)
Copyright: 2003
Pages: 3
Source title: Information Technology & Organizations: Trends, Issues, Challenges & Solutions
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-066-0.ch158
ISBN13: 9781616921248
EISBN13: 9781466665330

Abstract

This research proposes a model of the dynamic relationship among information systems in the strategic, mission-critical and support categories. Findings suggest that systems in the support and strategic systems categories inevitably migrate to the mission-critical category, ultimately weighting IT portfolios toward mission-critical systems. Movement of systems among categories and the tendency toward a preponderance of systems in the mission-critical category have implications for practitioners charged with system planning and prioritization, system design, and resource allocation. These implications are explored.

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