Lecture week 3 - Architecture, Standards & Integration...

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Vocabulary and concepts to  categorize different IS WK 3 TH
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Categorizing Systems The Hierarchical Perspective The Functional Perspective The Process Perspective
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Hierarchical Perspective
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Today’s Hierarchy Adoption of  flatter  hierarchies  between front-line operations and  strategic decision-making  Empowerment Limitation:  Difficult to neatly separate information  systems in clear cut categories 
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Functional Perspective Systems are designed  to support specific  needs of individuals in  the  same  functional  area
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Process Perspective The functional and hierarchical  perspectives are limited by: Lack of integration of separate systems Leading to: Redundancy Inefficiency Business Process Reengineering  offers a potential solution
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Business Process Reengineering Business processes are  inherently cross-functional  BPR seeks to break down  the organizational silos 
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Process Series of steps that a firm performs in order to complete an business activity
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