IS Future: Standards

  • Standards inhibit responsiveness to competitive needs and changing markets
  • Don’t make rules if you can’t enforce them
  • A new philosophy for standards:
    • “self-enforcing standards” & “standards by exception”
  • The Future:
    • In many organizations, the only corporate IT standards that remain may be those that ensure connectivity among users and systems.
IT Management - Session 2
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Taken from pages 20, 24-26 in "Managing Information Technology in Turbulent Times" by Louis Fried (1995).

Slide 11 from the session on Chapter 2.