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Paper w78-1999-2370:
Information technology in the strategy of a middlesized construction company

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Slavenburg S F, Van Straten T M H

Information technology in the strategy of a middlesized construction company

Abstract: This paper presents how Slavenburg's Bouwbedrijven B.V. uses IT in their Design/Build concept. This concept necessitates a migration in culture: moving from being a component in a production process, towards offering a total product. The paper presents experiential knowledge gained from implementing sophisticated computer tools, applications and networks in a middle-sized construction company. Some practical views of IT implementation are presented and discussed, including the selection of hardware platform, software suites, and applications. The advantages of centralised services are also discussed. In summary, the use of IT has provided new opportunities for the company and has helped the company's migration to Design/Build.



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Class: class.communication (0.014947) class.strategies (0.012068) class.bestPractise (0.004542)
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