In this era, businesses are fueled by IT. Today, almost all business functions are entwined with IT. IT is viewed as an extension of business functions. This in part is responsible for the competitive climate that exists among businesses to adopt IT. It is heralded as the paradigm that can revolutionize the way we conduct businesses. IT promises a realization of positive benefits to businesses that were only dreamt of yesterday. The promises of IT are numerous and alluring: competitive and strategic advantages, status, increase productivity, automation of tedious tasks, reduction of errors, the internet and its global marketplace, business leveraging, a new technological savvy consumer, and decreasing cost of hardware.
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