This study examines the rationale behind decisions on firm-wide infrastructure investments, the types of infrastructure-related services providedbyfirms,andlevelsoflTinfrastructureexpenditure. AmajorgoalofthestudyistoestablishwhethercertainITinfrastructure approaches are adopted for particular strategies or by certain industries. Twenty-fivelarge firms in three industries - - finance (banking andinsurance),processmanufacturingandretailing--areincludedinthestudy. Anexploratoryresearchapproachisusedinvolving damcollection andonsiteinterviews aboutthenature ofcorporatelevelandbusiness unitlevelITinfrastructure investments and decision making in each firm.
Weill, Peter; Broadbent, Marianne; Butler, Carey; and Soh, Christina, "An Exploration of Firm-Wide Information Technology Infrastructure Investment and Services" (1995). ICIS 1995 Proceedings. 34.