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Selected Case

published: 01 Jan 2003
  • Research Area: Technology and Operations Management
  • Industry: Government
  • Region: Europe

Abstract:
KCC had just successfully completed a large IT system to support its Financials and HR, a major success for an organization that until 2001 was paralyzed by the mountain of IT tasks and targets ahead, spending £43 million annually on IT without clear returns. How did they achieve this?

Pedagogical Objectives:
The case recounts the successful in-house implementation of an ERP system at Kent County Council (KCC). It discusses how KCC transformed itself from being paralysed with IT and with outdated technology until 2001, to being an organization that has now confidence in its IT capabilities and is moving fast towards reaching the e-government targets set by the central UK government. Key managerial issues arising during large IT implementations within an organization are discussed.

Keywords:
It Implementation, E-Government, Erp, Information Technology, Technological Change, It Strategy, Re-Engineering


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