Information Technology for Small Business

Managing the Digital Enterprise

  • Katia Passerini
  • Ayman El Tarabishy
  • Karen Patten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-1
  2. Katia Passerini, Ayman El Tarabishy, Karen Patten
    Pages 1-18
  3. Katia Passerini, Ayman El Tarabishy, Karen Patten
    Pages 19-35
  4. Katia Passerini, Ayman El Tarabishy, Karen Patten
    Pages 37-46
  5. Katia Passerini, Ayman El Tarabishy, Karen Patten
    Pages 47-59
  6. Katia Passerini, Ayman El Tarabishy, Karen Patten
    Pages 79-90
  7. Katia Passerini, Ayman El Tarabishy, Karen Patten
    Pages 91-109
  8. Katia Passerini, Ayman El Tarabishy, Karen Patten
    Pages 111-115
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 104-104

About this book

Introduction

Information Technology for Small Business: Managing the Digital Enterprise provides an overview of how small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) can use flexibility, agility, and anticipation strategies to better utilize information technology and knowledge management. Because small and medium businesses tend to be late technology adopters, they could miss versatile and strategic workforce advantages that enable them to achieve higher efficiency and effectiveness through technology.

This book shows these SMEs new technology trends that can transform the nature of their operations both in an evolutionary business path and through revolutionary opportunities. Information Technology for Small Business: Managing the Digital Enterprise applied correctly to small and medium business can be used as a strategic tool to reach growth and profit goals for the SMEs competing in a very dynamic and global marketplace. Examples include: identifying ways that IT can be used to develop strong relationships with customers and suppliers, and how to select the best technologies for business needs.

Information Technology for Small Business: Managing the Digital Enterprise targets SME owners, educators, and practitioners working in the related fields of management, IT, IS, and CS-related disciplines. Advanced-level students and policy makers focusing on SMEs will also find this book valuable in terms of main concepts for discussion.

Keywords

Atoms versus Bits Cloud Computing strategies Customer Reach versus Richness IT operations for small businesses IT portfolio management IT-business alignment, strategies, tactics Knowledge management Partner selection and management wireless and mobile technologies

Authors and affiliations

  • Katia Passerini
    • 1
  • Ayman El Tarabishy
    • 2
  • Karen Patten
    • 3
  1. 1.School of ManagementNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewarkUSA
  2. 2.The George Washington UniversityWashingtonUSA
  3. 3., Integrated Information TechnologyUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3040-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3039-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3040-7
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