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Survey on Information Technology (It) Planning and Implementation Issues Database |

Sudesh Kumar, in Journal of Advances in Science and Technology | Science & Technology


As stage of this study involved the creationof an IT issues database, which can be found in appendix three. This databasewas crafted over the course of a year and a half, the base of its design drewupon a series of interviews which consisted of government executives fromFederal, State, and Local agencies, available literature, and an extensiveanalysis of discussions on the world wide web. The initial categorizations forthe issues were derived from a review of the literature pertaining to a numberof areas crucial to information technology management, including but notlimited to following: general management theory, management of informationsystems, information systems theory, strategic planning, and systems design.The original categorization system was structured around seven issue areasbased on interview responses and the initial literature review, ethics andlegal issues, architecture—hardware, architecture—software, government records,management issues, personnel issues, and value issues. For the purposes of thisstudy, the database was modified and expanded to make the information containedmore understandable and useable as a future resource for IT issues Material andmethod. Contributors to the database were asked to give a generalcategorization to the issue and then to describe it more completely. Theresponses ranged from very specific, technical issues to broader and less welldefined ones like “organizational culture.”