Five Coping Mechanisms

By Howard Baldwin  |  Posted 08-01-2001 Print Email

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Five Coping Mechanisms

The five most common ways IT organizations cope with rapid technological change are:

EDUCATIONKeeping up-to-date by attending classes and conferences

VENDOR SUPPORT
Insisting suppliers help with problem resolution and customization

ENDURANCE
Gaining insight by working through problems

INTERNAL PROCEDURES
Developing processes to evaluate and implement proven technology

CONSULTANT SUPPORT
Engaging external professionals for planning and problem-solving

SOURCE: "HOW IT ORGANIZATIONS HANDLE RAPID IT CHANGE: FIVE COPING MECHANISMS," BY JOHN BENAMATI, MIAMI UNIVERSITY OF OHIO, AND ALBERT LEDERER, UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT , VOL. 2, ISSUE 1, 2001.



 

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