Tag Archives: IT

Some Thoughts on IT Doesn’t Matter: What IT Really Is

Let’s be straight forward, omitting the tedious and boring introductions.

Carr generally put forward two points in <IT Doesn’t Matter>.

  • Most companies are over-investing money on IT facilities.
  • IT doesn’t matter, because the advantages of it are shrinking for the Commoditization of IT.

I partially agree with the first assertion.

It is true that some companies nowadays spend too much on IT and get very little in return. Continue reading

How does Zipcar apply Porter’s Competitive Forces Model on IT decisions

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Porter provides the general manager with a classic view of the major five forces that shape the competitive environment of a firm. These five competitive forces are:

  1. Potential threat of new entrants
  2. Bargaining power of buyers
  3. Bargaining power of suppliers
  4. Threat of substitute products
  5. Industry competitors

When a firm resolves those competitive forces, it wins the game.

The main tools to resolve each of the forces. Continue reading

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Synergies between Zipcar’s Business Model and IT

You may read the zipcar case here: case 2.2 zipcar

What are the synergies between Zipcar’s business model and IT?

IT is applied closely in every corner of Zipcar’s business from making reservation, picking a car, and fulfilling and returning car, to paying the bills.

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