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Article: Factors affecting the adoption of open systems: An exploratory study

TitleFactors affecting the adoption of open systems: An exploratory study
Authors
KeywordsInformation Systems Infrastructure
It Adoption
Open Systems
Technology Diffusion
Issue Date1997
PublisherMIS Research Center. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.misq.org/
Citation
MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, 1997, v. 21 n. 1, p. 1-24 How to Cite?
AbstractAdvocates of open systems believe that problems related to compatibility, interoperability, scalability, and efficient use of IT resources can be resolved by setting software and hardware standards and strictly adhering to these standards in systems development and management. Representing a major departure from the traditional way of running an IS operation, the adoption of open systems has major ramifications on the IT infrastructure with long-lasting effects. Unfortunately, little research has been done to study this ubiquitous phenomenon despite its impacts on organizational computing worldwide. To fill this research gap, a model that incorporates seven factors perceived to affect the adoption is developed and tested. In-depth interviews with senior executives responsible for managing corporate IS functions from 89 organizations were conducted to collect data for empirical analysis. The findings suggest that organizations tend to (1) focus more on their "ability to adopt" than on the "benefits from adoption," and (2) take a "reactive" rather than "proactive" attitude in adopting open systems technology. Managerial Implications are also discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/177816
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2015 Impact Factor: 5.384
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 6.984
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dc.contributor.authorTam, KYen_US
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dc.date.issued1997en_US
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dc.description.abstractAdvocates of open systems believe that problems related to compatibility, interoperability, scalability, and efficient use of IT resources can be resolved by setting software and hardware standards and strictly adhering to these standards in systems development and management. Representing a major departure from the traditional way of running an IS operation, the adoption of open systems has major ramifications on the IT infrastructure with long-lasting effects. Unfortunately, little research has been done to study this ubiquitous phenomenon despite its impacts on organizational computing worldwide. To fill this research gap, a model that incorporates seven factors perceived to affect the adoption is developed and tested. In-depth interviews with senior executives responsible for managing corporate IS functions from 89 organizations were conducted to collect data for empirical analysis. The findings suggest that organizations tend to (1) focus more on their "ability to adopt" than on the "benefits from adoption," and (2) take a "reactive" rather than "proactive" attitude in adopting open systems technology. Managerial Implications are also discussed.en_US
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dc.publisherMIS Research Center. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.misq.org/en_US
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dc.subjectInformation Systems Infrastructureen_US
dc.subjectIt Adoptionen_US
dc.subjectOpen Systemsen_US
dc.subjectTechnology Diffusionen_US
dc.titleFactors affecting the adoption of open systems: An exploratory studyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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