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Information systems failure: Identifying the critical failure factors

Flowers, Stephen (1997) Information systems failure: Identifying the critical failure factors. Failure and Lessons Learned in Information Technology Management, 1 (1). pp. 19-29. ISSN 1088-128X. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Despite the extensive literature surrounding the area, IS failures continue to occur with some regularity, imposing significant costs on the organizations involved. This article is an attempt to break this cycle of failure by identifying patterns of factors associated with IS development failure and proposing a predictive structure. The research analyzes six failed information systems developments and identifies a set of common factors that were associated with the occurrence of IS failure. It is proposed that these factors, termed Critical Failure Factors, may be applicable to all IS developments and may be used to predict and prevent IS failure occurring and capture the important lessons that may otherwise be lost. Copyright © 1997 Cognizant Comm. Corp. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Failure Lessons Inf Technol Manage [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Centre for Management Development, Mithras House, University of Brighton, Sussex, BN2 4AT, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Critical failure factors, Information system development, Information systems
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Kimberley Attard-Owen
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 10:50 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:15 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/51410 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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