A corporate resource
Information systems management is now as vital to the corporation as financial management. Over the past decades it has first invaded* and then integrated itself into every corner of organisational life. An entire function has developed around assessing, satisfying and managing the organisation’s information needs. In fact information systems have become so sophisticated and complex that they have come to dominate the actions, behaviour and structure of many of the organisations in which they are used. In banking and other financial service organisations it is at least arguable that information systems are the dominant function and largely determine the way the company does its business.