Summer 1998
Volume 39, Issue # 4

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Strategic Intent for IT Outsourcing

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 37 min 

Three objectives — improving IS, enhancing business performance, and generating new revenue — that can help a company assess outsourcing.

Manage Your Information as a Product

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 24 min 

Companies must understand their customers’ needs, appoint a manager to oversee the production of high-quality information, and recognize that information is not just a byproduct.


A Leveraged Learning Network

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 31 min 

How Allen Bradley Canada and its suppliers collaborated and learned from each other through shared resources and experiences.

Planning for Product Platforms

  • Research Feature
  • Read Time: 28 min 

A platform is a collection of components, processes, knowledge, people, and relationships shared by a set of products, allowing companies to efficiently develop differentiated products and to better meet customer needs. The authors describe the benefits and challenges of platform planning, presenting three underlying ideas, a method for planning a new product platform, and recommendations for managing the process.