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IT and Business Processes

  • Shailendra Kadre

Abstract

It is the era of business transformation. In an attempt to reduce operating costs, companies are consolidating and streamlining their IT organizations. Efficient processes can help not just streamline IT, they streamline the business as well. Lean and efficient processes are the primary goals, whereas IT is just an implementation tool, as usual. In this chapter, I won—t go deep into the mechanics of how to do business process reengineering (BPR), but I will discuss business transformation from a strategic angle that is very important for business and technology executives — and those who want to rise in the IT ranks.

Keywords

Business Process Enterprise Resource Planning Enterprise Resource Planning System Product Service System Site Service 
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