A Selection Method for Cots Systems

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A Selection Method for Cots Systems

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dc.contributor.author Hedman, Jonas
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-07
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-07T13:17:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-07T13:17:57Z
dc.date.issued 2010-01-07
dc.identifier.isbn 9788792524072
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/7999
dc.description.abstract Historically, organizations developed their information systems in-house. Today, a large portion of information systems development is based on acquisition of pre-made information systems, so called commercially off the shelf (COTS) systems. This approach of developing information systems requires new skills and methods supporting the process of evaluating and selecting information systems. This paper presents a method for selecting COTS systems. The method includes the following phases: problem framing, requirements and appraisal, and selection of systems. The idea and distinguishing feature behind the method is that improved understanding of organizational’ ends’ or goals should govern the selection of a COTS system. This can also be expressed as a match or fit between ‘ends’ (e.g. improved organizational effectiveness) and ‘means’ (e.g. implementing COTS systems). This way of approaching the selection of COTS systems as viewing COTS systems as a ‘mean’ to reach organizational ‘ends’ is different from the mainstream view of information systems development, which view information systems development as a problem solving process, and the underlying ontological view in other COTS selection methods, which focus on selection of functionality not reaching organizational ends. en_US
dc.format.extent 15 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Center for Applied Information and Communication Technology en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CAICT Communications;1
dc.title A Selection Method for Cots Systems en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt10jan07 en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Center for Applied Information and Communication Technology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort CAICT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Center for Applied Information and Communication Technology en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort CAICT en_US
dc.idnumber 9788792524072 en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2010 en_US


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