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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Steyn, Adriana Aletta
Email riana.steyn@up.ac.za
URN etd-09172010-143350
Document Title A conceptual framework for guiding SMEs in the application of IT from a South African point of view
Degree MCom
Department Informatics
Advisor Name Title
Prof A C Leonard Supervisor
  • outsourcing
  • technology
  • ICT
  • information communications
  • conceptual framework
  • adoption models
  • building blocks
  • technology
  • adoption
  • skills
  • SME
  • small to medium organizations
  • strategy
Date 2010-09-01
Availability unrestricted

Companies cannot keep up with the change occurring in the ICT arena. As a result of companies being chased by an untamed animal namely IT evolution, they fear that they cannot run, as running feels like floating in air. This ICT evolution has become a fearful sight for Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs). This research project acknowledges this fear and provides a conceptual framework whereby SMEs can familiarise themselves when engaging in ICT investments from a South African point of view. The data collected in this qualitative study is based on ten different SMEs as well as one larger company, to try and obtain a benchmark which SMEs can strive towards. The outcome of this research project allows SMEs to be less fearful when deciding on ICT and seeing how ICT can benefit these organisations.

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Steyn, AA 2010, A conceptual framework for guiding SMEs in the application of IT from a South African point of view, MCom dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-09172010-143350/ >


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