Strategic IT Acquisition


The complex processes of buying, introducing, adopting, adapting and localising technologies are broken down and guidance is given on development of IT acquisition strategy and measures needed to evaluate the strategy’s effectiveness.

Technique Overview

Strategic IT Acquisition

Strategic IT Acquisition Definition

Strategic IT acquisition refers to an investment that requires the expenditure of funds for information technology, which could address a single acquisition; a logical grouping of hardware, software, telecommunications and support services that will involve multiple acquisitions; or a project that will take place either within a particular fiscal year or over a longer life cycle and involve multiple acquisitions (US Department of Commerce, 2007).

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  • Barney, J. B. (1991) Firm Resources and Sustained Competitive Advantage, Journal of Management, Vol. 17 (1), pp. 99-120.
  • Berkman, R. (2012) GE’s Colab Brings Good Things to the Company, MIT Sloan Management Review, November.
  • Business Week (2005) Outsourcing Innovation, [Online], available at: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_12/b3925601.htm.
  • CIO (2005) Outsourcing - and Backsourcing - at JPMorgan Chase, [Online], available at: http://www.cio.com/article/10524/Outsourcing_and_Backsourcing_at_JPMorgan_Chase.

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