chapter  8
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The Information Systems Planning Process Meeting the challenges of information systems planning

WithA. L. Lederer, V. Sethi

Introduction Strategic information systems planning (SISP) is a critical issue facing today’s businesses. Because SISP can identify the most appropriate targets for computerization, it can make a huge contribution to businesses and to other organizations. Effective SISP can help organizations use information systems to implement business strategies and reach business goals. It can also enable organizations to use information systems to create new business strategies. Recent research has shown that the quality of the planning process significantly influences the contribution which information systems can make to an organization’s performance.1 Moreover, the failure to carry out SISP carefully can result in lost opportunities and wasted resources.2