oa South African Journal of Information Management - Justifying the investment in information systems



Organizations invest heavily in information systems and technology because of various reasons. For the investment to be approved by the management of the organization, a business plan that justifies the investment should be executed. Traditionally, these investments were justified with easy-to-use financial techniques. Because of the strategic nature of modern information systems in organizations, the relevance of these traditional justification techniques is questioned. This research was undertaken to identify specific issues that contribute to the problem managers have in justifying the investment in information technology.


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