Forces Affecting The Role of IS Analysts

19 Feb

As I previously mentioned, the changing role of IS analysts is subject to certain forces, one being globalisation! Please take a look at how this affects their work.

Globalisation is changing how the world works! Multinational corporations face the challenge of developing global information systems for global data processing and decision-making. The Internet provides a broad area of services that business and individual users can easily access. Therefore, their needs and wants are constantly changing, altering the role of IS analysts. Because the World Wide Web can reach any Internet-connected computer in the world, the Internet is closely related to global information systems.


Across the globe, information systems create beneficial characteristics of products and services such as quality, safety, reliability and efficiency at an economical cost. The internet also allows businesses to understand what the international market demands, and adapt their businesses accordingly. As a client’s requirements change, so does the role of the IS analyst. This then calls for the IS analyst to constantly update their skills and adapt to the changing industry.



Gensler, P. J. & Chou, D. C. (1991). “Managing global information systems.” Information Executive, 4(4):35-37.

Economic benefits of standards – International case studies.(2011.) ISO. ISBN 978-92-10556-7


14 Responses to “Forces Affecting The Role of IS Analysts”

  1. sad112712305 February 19, 2013 at 10:33 pm #

    Nice blog with a great picture describing globalisation in business.

    • sad112567137 February 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm #

      It shows how IS analysts have to race to keep up with the world πŸ˜€

    • sad112712305 February 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

      One question re your blog: how do you think the Internet is affecting the role of System Analyst ? Is it a positive or negative affection in your opinion?

      • sad112567137 February 19, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

        It is definitely making their job much harder as the needs and wants of clients are changing rapidly. Maybe they enjoy the challenge the internet brings to their work πŸ˜› However, the internet also provides IS analyst with information on their global market and it would be hard to argue that the internet hasn’t benefited all our lives.

  2. sad112540853 February 20, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Great blog I was just wondering after reading your blog ; would you like to be a system analyst? would you like the idea of having to upskill every now and again just to keep up to date with the changing technology? πŸ˜€

  3. sad111352101 February 20, 2013 at 11:54 am #

    Great post! Its definitely an issue that companies would have had to deal with. They would have had to decide on whether to invest on re-training staff that have been there for years or to recruit new graduates who would be more aware of the requirements due to globalisation, the internet and even social media!

    • sad112567137 February 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I think working as an IS analyst would be very interesting because you would be constantly faced with new challenges so the work would never be boring!

    • sad112567137 February 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm #

      great point sad111352101 πŸ™‚ its definitely a challenge all IS analysts must be aware of!

  4. sad112540853 March 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm #

    So do you see yourself being a system analyst?:D

    • sad112567137 March 6, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

      Ya I think I would like it becomes it would be challenging and there would always be something new or different πŸ™‚

  5. sad112540853 March 7, 2013 at 11:01 am #

    I could see you being a system analysts as your blogs are very relevant to world of business today πŸ˜€ you never know 112567137 there could be a system analysts yet in our degree πŸ˜€ meaning you πŸ˜€

    • sad112712305 March 7, 2013 at 11:28 am #

      Thank you !

    • sad112567137 March 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

      Thanks! You never know πŸ˜›

  6. sad112540853 March 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    Hopefully πŸ˜€

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