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Strategic information system planning (SISP) in private universities in Malaysia: An exploratory study

Yaakub, Nor Asiah and Mat Saat, Rafeah and Raja Mohd Ali, Raja Haslinda (2005) Strategic information system planning (SISP) in private universities in Malaysia: An exploratory study. In: Recharging for the challenges ahead : proceedings International Conference on E-Commerce, 10th - 11th January 2005, The Summit Hotel, Subang USJ, Selangor. Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, pp. 1-9. ISBN 9833282091

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Strategic Information System Planning (SISP) is a process whereby an organization determines a portfolio of computer-based application to help in achieving business objectives. Thus, SISP plays an important role in assisting the managers to determine the new information system (IS) and information technology (IT) strategies, allocate resources, position suitable applications and gaining competitive advantage. Today, it is undeniable that the businesses of education sectors are also relying heavily on the effectiveness of SISP. Therefore, this study is primarily focused on the business of the education sector. It is conducted to identify the extant of SISP practices in private universities in Malaysia. Data are gathered through survey and analyzed using descriptive analysis. Result has shown that only 16.7 percent of the respondents implemented SISP. Factors such as failing to get top management support, not having a clear-cut corporate plan and unable to obtain sufficient1 y qualified personnel are reasons for not implementing SISP in their business. Nevertheless all respondents strongly agreed that IS are very important to their organization.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Strategic Information System Planning, Information system, Information Technology, Private University, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs. Juwita Johari
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2010 07:20
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2010 07:20

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