How information systems create a competitive advantage

10 Mar

Hello bloggers how are ye all today? Have a read through this interesting article.

Technology is now one of the most important part of every business. What used to be manual are now automated, and electronic means of communication which have been become key in helping in all businesses. Since technology has been developed in recent decades it has transformed today’s business practices.

Information systems have been around for a few decades now, but as they develop, they are being outdated everyday and offer many more possibilities. IS can be used in a many ways. Many businesses today have realised the advantages technology has, but  not all businesses get the potential out of technology.

Don’t think of your IS systems as a commodity, view it as an assets and a way to gain a competitive advantage in your field.

Maximize your information systems:

• Enhance jobs

Implementing IS is expensive at first but it may mean you have to employ less people and makes jobs more efficient so employees can move onto other jobs. Staff do not have to spend valuable time sorting through statistics, data and other pertinent information because the system has ability to gather it for them. IS provides a cost-effective way to conduct transactions, significantly cutting down the time involved in processing.

• Differentiation

IS provides the capability to strategically define your organisation in a way that makes the business stand out from the competition. IS can be integrated  in such a way where customers can be offered something no one else provides. With a disctint design that makes your business appealing to do business with, you can easily increase your customer base.

• Coordination of supply and distribution

IS provides a terrific way to monitor and track inventory. Typically, managers will use information system to track goods and to manage their entire supply/chain management process. If s problem arises, you can easily pick out and find a solution before it becomes a costly issue.

• Customers

Integrating  business processes with the web is a great way to maximise your technology. You can generate efficiency, effectiveness and enhancement all at the same time. Employee work load is relieved and you can improve your customer’s shopping experience at the same time.

• Decision making

Information systems allow the key element of providing “real-time” information. In today’s competitive environment, a manager needs to make rapid decisions and to do this effectively, you will need the most up to date information available. Properly designing your IS to custom fit your needs will enable you to accomplish this. You will get fast action when you can quickly assess a situation.


3 Responses to “How information systems create a competitive advantage”

  1. sad111708665 March 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    That’s an interesting read :). I’d imaging communication would come into I.S. and competitive advantage too. Nice blog, thanks 😄😄

  2. sad112540853 March 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

    Interesting stuff, very helpful information 🙂

  3. sad111533667 March 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    really good blog! really shows how much i.s. can benefit and how its essential to organisations everywhere.

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