Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Steyn, Adriana Aletta firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Supervisor
Advisor Name Title Prof A C Leonard Supervisor Keywords
- information communications
- conceptual framework
- adoption models
- building blocks
- small to medium organizations
Date 2010-09-01 Availability unrestricted Abstract
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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