||MANAGING IT IN CONSTRUCTION: THE INDONESIAN EXPERIENCE
||Pamulu, M Sapri; Bhuta, Chandra
||This paper presents findings of a research project, which explores the current use of information technology (IT) in the Indonesian construction Industry. The findings are based on a questionnaire survey taken during December 2002 and April 2003 among 250 construction companies registered in the National Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB). The CIDB listed and classified these companies as B group or large company. A total of 48 valid replies were received, representing a response rate of 44%. The survey includes IT environment and management, use of software, hardware, internet application and staff competency, Investment in IT, benefits gained and problems associated with its implementation, and an assessment of the exploitation of IT for business strategic purposes. Survey reveals that (1) Level of IT applications among contractors in the industry is relatively low in their core activity; (2) There is growing gap in managing IT, where high investment and expenditure on hardware and software on one hand with poor human resources development on other hand; (3) From strategic point of view, Indonesian construction industry is still in reactive mode of managing IT, and the industry has a limited understanding of the value and potential of IT. The paper also suggests a need to aggressively push relevant government initiatives that would increase strategic use and adoption of IT. Government and public agencies should consider policies, which encourage the use of IT in the construction industry thus making this industry sector more competitive.
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||IT, Construction, Indonesia, Management, Strategic, Application.
Pamulu, M Sapri; Bhuta, Chandra (2004).
MANAGING IT IN CONSTRUCTION: THE INDONESIAN EXPERIENCE. CIB World Building Congress 2004 May 2-7, 2004, Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada,