Ict Strategy: Does a Federated Organisational Structure

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Signature: Nathan van Rooyen
ICT Strategy: does a federated organisational structure
influence effective development and execution thereof?

Research proposal presented to the
Department of Information Systems
University Of Cape Town

Nathan van Rooyen

In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the
Part-time Information Systems Honours 2006

3.Research question and hypothesis4
5.Plan to deliver thesis4
6.Planned Bibliography5


Virtually all business entities employ information and communication technologies {ICT} in one form or another. Larger organisation may find it near impossible to do business without ICT and as part of their strategic growth plans should have a strategy for how ICT will be used by the organisation. There are well-documented statistics of the high failure rates of ICT projects and many case studies and examples of disastrous decisions made by organisations around the deployment of ICT that lead to no business value being realised from investment in ICT.

There are a many definitions of what an organisation is and various options are available for organisations to structure and organise it. One-man organisations, partnerships, companies, etc are all forms of organisations, which may be structured along function, geographic locations, matrices, etc. The type of organisation and the way in which an organisation is structured could be a...
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