||Technology Impact Grid A Model for Strategic IT Planning for CompetitiveAdvantage in Construction
||Gonzales A, Ogunlana S, Soegaard B
||The dearth of information on successful cases of strategic use ofinformation technology (IT) in the construction industry is the motivation foran investigation of the use and impact of IT in the construction industries ofSpain, France and the United Kingdom. IT has yet to saturate theconstruction industry. Case studies of six firms in the three Europeancountries which have the experience of using IT in a systematic mannerrevealed that firms can and do gain competitive advantage and improvedbusiness performance from using IT even though there are no explicit policiesto gain advantage from IT. The Technology Impact Grid (TIG) wasdeveloped from the study. The grid uses two variables, degree of necessityand competitive advantage, to separate current IT into four groups: unwantednecessity, unnecessary investment, blessed potential and strategic treasure. Itcan be used both as a model for a firm ' s IT position evaluation and as a toolfor planning IT acquisition to gain competitive advantage.
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||competitive advantage; IT planning; IT position evaluation; technology impactgrid; strategic planning
Gonzales A, Ogunlana S, Soegaard B (1993).
Technology Impact Grid A Model for Strategic IT Planning for CompetitiveAdvantage in Construction. Mathur K S, Betts M P, Tham K W (editors); Management of information technology for construction; Singapore, August 1993,