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Strategic Information SystemContentsIntroduction.................................................................................................................................................3Issues tackled by the SIS (strategic information system) planners...............................................................3Critical evaluation of the aids of IS in attaining competitive advantage......................................................5Models adopted by BC transit for innovatively using the information system (IS).....................................7Managing for outsourcing...........................................................................................................................8IS system adds value to the business corporation........................................................................................9Internal control strategy.............................................................................................................................10Conclusion.................................................................................................................................................11References.................................................................................................................................................12
Strategic Information SystemIntroductionA salient feature in the sector of information technology is the strategic information system. Insimpler terms, the mechanisms and the methodologies that can be adopted by the business entityfor bringing improvements and advancements in the business process can be termed as theprocess of SIS (strategic information system. This system can be developed by forming a well-blended mixture of the business technologies and strategic planning (Cassidy, 2016). This is acontemporary means of a management system that will bring modifications to the organizationalstructure and further the mechanism will also assist then business firm in developing andimplementing better plans and attainments of the desired goals is also made possible. On thebasis of the research, it has been analyzed that 1980 was the era when the system was introduced.It was also observed that after the emergence of the concepts of modernization and globalizationthe system also gained more significance. This mechanism has been designed from the initiativesof the business entity that are made for attaininga sustainable position and also competitiveadvantage will be accomplished. The system is made engaged in the varied range of operationsand that is required to be executed with efficiency within the business firm (Cecez-Kecmanovicet al., 2014). The system enables the entity to develop segmentation in the various functions suchas the transformation of data in outputs, managing and maintaining inventory etc. The below-summarized assignment is made focused on the strategic information system that can be utilizedfor developing operations within a public transportation service provider. The report is basicallyfocusing on BC transit that is a provincial crown corporation. The business entity is heldresponsible in for coordinating the delivery of services of public transportation within the regionsof British Columbia, Canada, outside Greater Vancouver. The business entity executes overallplanning and delivery of the of all the different municipal transit systems in British Columbia.Issues tackled by the SIS (strategic information system) plannersThe information utilized by the stakeholders for making a movement of the business corporationtowards the heights of success and growth is known as the process of strategic planning. Thisplanning can also be termed as the outline or the roadmap that aids the business corporation inthe accomplishments of the desired goals and targets (Chofreh et al., 2014). The system offersthe varied range of supportive tools and mechanisms that can be applied by the business firm to
Strategic Information Systemtheir information repositories and also allows in recognizing and grabbing opportunities forgrowth. Corporate strategic planning should aim towards surfacing the issues faced in theprocess of strategic planning, and these issues are also fundamental to the process of the strategicplanning. Identifying or addressing the key issues that will be dealt with the strategic planning.The below mentioned are some of the issues that can be faced by the strategic planners of BCtransit:Engagement:One of the key issues that can be faced by the strategic planners of BC transit. ismaking the involvement of the right people in the planning process (Costa et al., 2016). Theplanning process is the managerial level operations and are require to be executed witheffectiveness and efficiency. And hence, the team of the strategic planners is required to be ofskilled and potential individuals. This will enable the business firm to develop better andimproved plans that will lead the enmity towards success and growth. And also the firm will bemaking the accomplishments of the desired goals and targets with an ease.Lack of leadership:Another aspect that can be considered as a significant reason behind thefailure of the information system is the lack of support of the authorities or of the topmanagement. A smooth and friendly environment will be developed if the leaders in the firm areproviding support to the planning team and this support should be in all the terms at all levels.And hence the leaders are considered to have a vital role in the process of strategic planning(Eden, Sedera, and Tan, 2014). The leaders are held liable for each and every decision andhence play a crucial role in the process of strategic planning. The leaders are expected to bepresent and involved at the right time with the right people, this will make their process ofdecision making more effective and efficient. The team members that are engaged in the processof strategic planning are also known as strategic thinkers. There are some of the integralcomponents that provide guidance to the process of strategic thinking. Vision, mission, andvalues the best examples of these guides that aid the strategic thinkers with a track for attaininggoals. The resultant alignment and strategic thinking of the actions can play a role of a perfectantidote and that too with a clear vision of future. This will lead the business firm to have a set ofpredictable environmental changes that will be aiding the business firm in depression the detailsof strategic plans.
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