Information systems for e‐business continuance: a systems approach

Nijaz Bajgoric (School of Economics and Business, Sarajevo University, Sarajevo, Bosnia‐Herzegovina)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 1 June 2006

Abstract

Purpose

In today's e‐business, system downtime is an unacceptable option since each hour, even minute of downtime may generate negative financial effects. In order to stay competitive, e‐business must be continuous from a data availability perspective and agile with regard to data access. Therefore, there is a need for an information system which can support such a kind of business which will have high availability ratios. This study seeks to address this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

A systems approach has been used. Methodological framework is based on a MS/OR‐based definition of a system given by C.W. Churchman.

Findings

The paper presents a framework for the development of an e‐business‐oriented information system from business continuance perspective. It identifies high system availability and agile data access as two critical attributes in designing information systems for e‐business. In addition, it identifies two sets of information technologies (business continuity and business agility drivers) that are crucial in developing such information systems.

Practical implications

The presented framework can be used while selecting an appropriate operating platform in order to achieve higher levels of continuous computing.

Originality/value

Systems approach as defined by C.W. Churchman has been applied in the field of information systems for e‐business continuance.

Keywords

Citation

Bajgoric, N. (2006), "Information systems for e‐business continuance: a systems approach", Kybernetes, Vol. 35 No. 5, pp. 632-652. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684920610662377

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2006, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Please note you might not have access to this content

You may be able to access this content by login via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
If you would like to contact us about accessing this content, click the button and fill out the form.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.