Information Technologies: Survival Mechanism or Competitive Advantage?

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2010-7-74-82

N. Rozanova, National Research University – Higher School of Economics, 9/11 Myasnitskaya Str., Moscow, 101000, Russian Federation (

Abstract. What is information technology for modern business? Is it an ordinary resource among many others necessary for simple existence of a firm? Or is it the key factor of a company’s competitive strategy? In the article, risks and advantages of a corporate IT system, IT projects efficiency factors are analyzed. World experience has shown that the information system could be efficient only under conditions of complementary components being introduced and utilized along with it. 

Keywords: information technologies, risks, IT system, IT projects effectiveness, re-engineering, project management, information architecture of business, competitive advantages 

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For citation:
Rozanova N. Information Technologies: Survival Mechanism or Competitive Advantage?. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2010, no. 7, pp. 74-82.

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