Martina MITAMBO

Alignment Effectiveness for Value Creation with Information Systems

Enterprises often face problems while executing business strategies to exploit opportunities or solve problems. Within enterprises, strategy blindness could be affected by mistranslation of strategic intent, flexibility of the information system, or cognitive entrenchment. The alignment between business strategy and business processes is a critical factor in the ability of enterprises to overcome the phenomenon. Opportunities for value creation include magnifying the positive spread in cash flow or pursuing growth opportunities. Information systems could greatly simplify the processes involved in business strategy by integrating process-related decision-making with the business strategy. Decision support tools such as knowledge management, decision strategy, decision content, and expert groups, customised for organisational information systems can help enterprises optimise operations in a variety of ways such as becoming more responsive to changing market conditions in hypercompetitive markets. Greatest opportunities for decision support are incorporating external sources of data such as economic data and user behaviour analytics. Benefits are more effective utilisation of resources, larger product portfolio, better product or service quality, and shorter delivery times.
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Author(s)

Martina MITAMBO
The University of Zambia, Zambia

Correspondence

Martina Mitambo, UNZA, School of Medicine, Department of Public Health, Grants Management

Article History

Received: July 14, 2014
Accepted: July 23, 2014
Available Online: August 23, 2014

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Mitambo, M., 2014. Alignment Effectiveness for Value Creation with Information Systems. Expert Journal of Business and Management, 2(1), pp. 30-36

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