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Unformatted text preview: 4. By executing a value chain analysis a company can try to improve its value cain with the help of information systems. A value chain analysis is composed of five steps: describe and explain these five steps. a. Assess the information intensity of the value chain. This step assesses the level of information within each value chain and between each level of activity. b. Determine the role of information systems in the industry structure. The role of information systems is different in various industry sectors. Ben Holloway September 28, 2010 c. Identify and rank the ways in which information systems might create competitive advantage. Impacting value chain activities or improving linkages between them can achieve this. d. Investigate how information systems might spawn new business. e. Develop a plan for taking advantage of information systems. The company must be business-driven rather than technology-driven. This plan must assign priorities to information systems investments....
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- Fall '10
- Supply And Demand, Ben Holloway