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Information Technology Management
ITM 102
Vikraman Baskaran

Chapter 11 Managing Global SystemsDeveloping an International Information Systems ArchitectureAn international information systems architecture consists of basic info systems required by organizations to coordinate worldwide trade and other activitiesA business driver is a force in the environment to which businesses must respond ad that influences the direction of the businessMajor steps in developing a information systems architecture Global environment Corporate global strategiesOrganization structure Management and business processesTechnology platformTransborder data flow is defined as the movement of information across international boundaries in any form Organizational International Information SystemsGlobal Strategies and Business OrganizationThe domestic exporter strategy is characterized by heavy centralization of corporate activities in the home country of originThe multinational strategy concentrates financial management and control out of a central home base while decentralizing production sales and marketing operations to units in other countriesFranchisers are an interesting mix of old and new On the one hand the product is created designed financed and initially produced in the home country but for product specific reasons must rely heavily on foreign personnel for further production marketing and human resourcesTransnational strategy nearly all the value adding activities are managed from a global perspective without reference to national borders optimizing sourcesof supply and demand whether they appear and taking advantage of any local competitive advantagesGlobal Systems to fit the Strategy
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