Don Tapscott takes on Nicholas Carr
Don Tapscott takes issue with Nicholas Carr of the "IT Doesn't Matter" fame. Mr. Tapscott makes a solid case for why IT still matters.
NICHOLAS CARR is once again grabbing center stage now that his new book, Does IT Matter? is hitting the bookstores. The book is essentially an expanded version of his provocative Harvard Business Review article in which he argues that IT has become a commodity—necessary for competitiveness but insufficient for advantage.
Carr argues that, in the past, companies such as American Airlines, FedEx and American Hospital Supply built their own proprietary systems to differentiate their offerings or lock in customers. Now that IT has become a commodity—a pervasive infrastructure—any company has access and any system can be instantly replicated. And therefore, he argues, any competitive advantage goes out the window.
Trouble is, his newly improved argument, like his original paper, is fundamentally wrong. Companies that heed his advice—don't spend; follow, don't lead—are doomed to mediocrity or worse.
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A step-by-step guide to information and communication technology (ICT) Business Cases (DAM/VAM).
This primer provides tools, concepts and a framework for addressing a number of critical challenges facing enterprise information technology (IT) organizations.
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IT Business case guide provides a primer on performing a cost benefit analysis to support funding of IT investments.
IT Business case template can be used to perform a cost benefit analysis to support funding of IT investments. IT Business case template can be used to perform a cost benefit analysis to support funding of IT investments.
This business case guide can help you create a business case for your IT investments linked with results aka business value.
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