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Information Infrastructure Investment: Communicating the Need to Senior Management

Published: 20 February 2002

ID: G00104591

Analyst(s): Mary Knox


This report provides a framework for identifying and communicating the information infrastructure requirement to senior management based on identification of bottom line impact.

Table Of Contents
  • Management Summary
  • Introduction
    • The Business Drivers: Organizational Realignment
    • The Role of Infrastructure in Enabling Organizational Realignment
    • Recognition of the Requirement
    • General Barriers to Information Infrastructure Investment
    • Impact of Current Economic Conditions
  • Framing the Business Case
    • The Role of the Strategic Information Function and Logical Architecture
  • Classifications of Infrastructure Benefit and Justification
    • Operational cost benefits
    • Cost of Correction and Error
    • Cost of Operational Risk
    • Current Revenue
    • Future Costs
    • Future Revenue
  • Communicating the Case for Information Infrastructure Investment
  • Recommendations
  • Acronym Key

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