Essays on Information Technology Case Study

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The paper "Information Technology" is an amazing example of a Business case study. Lack of information has a significant influence on strategies for managing and governing information. There is a lack of information in business dealings and government business particularly concerning the issuing of contracts. The Cabinet Office minister was very categorical in asserting that the quality of the government department’ s data is very poor. When the government is negotiating contracts and tenders, it had to rely on the biggest suppliers to provide them with information as they do not have information concerning the contracts.

The government’ s data were incompetentlyinadequate in negotiating and therefore they had to rely on the biggest supplier’ s data and information in issuing the contracts. This indicates that the government departments do not have information concerning the contracts and tenders. This have profound effects on the government, first, the departments will not have sufficient sources to compare, the quality and efficiency of the suppliers as Silcock (2001) states. As such, the government departments will issue the contracts and tenders to suppliers based on the information provided by the suppliers and not the market information.

They will end up issuing contracts that are very expensive even ten times more than the market price of the contracts and tenders. This lack of information therefore proves to be very expensive to the government. It uses funds and resources that it would have used to provide other essential services such as health care and security. Kraemer & King (2006) explain that the impact of this on the government’ s strategy for management and governance of information is that it is very expensive.

Nevertheless, the government can set up its own information technology for searching for information from all sources especially the market before issuing tenders and contracts. Lack of information affects the government’ s strategy of managing and governing the quality of information. Due to lack of information, West (2004) indicates that the government lacks professionals in the field of career developments who can define characteristics of quality information that are necessary, significant, and critical to the government. This affects the strategy that the government put in place for managing and governing information.

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