Barnes, Stephen D.
College for Professional Studies
MS Computer and Information Systems
School of Computer & Information Science
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
IT infrastructure leaders are under growing pressure to balance the demand for new and rapidly changing technologies in an era of fixed or declining IT budgets. They must buy wisely, make sure that every infrastructure dollar is spent wisely, and ensure it all fits into a preconceived plan that supports the organization's mission. This research looks at the IT literature, develops a qualitative research methodology and presents findings from a new study of IT infrastructure decision making in the healthcare industry. The findings show that healthcare technology leaders are building critical components of their infrastructure using the top two hardware manufacturers in the market. When infrastructure components are deployed abundantly, technology leaders tend to be less committed to the market leaders. The data shows flexibility is not related to hardware manufacturer and appears to be a function of budget and strategy.
Date of Award
© Frank Biondolillo
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Biondolillo, Frank, "Exploring the Benefits of Buying Industry Leading It Infrastructure in a Healthcare Setting" (2010). Student Publications. 335.