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Using the HOS Method for Evaluating the Efficiency of Environmental Information Systems

  • Zuzana Chvátalová
  • Miloš Koch
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 413)

Abstract

In this paper the authors apply the principles of the HOS method developed at the Faculty of Business and Management at the Brno University of Technology for evaluating the efficiency of information systems including environmental information system (EIS). Selected results of the authors´ research based on monitoring more than four hundred organizations are presented in a case study. The authors also take into account some aspects of the formulation of environmental information of the Czech Republic (supported by, e.g., the Czech Statistical Office). The primary principle of the research is to determine the level of balance of the organization’s information system, this being the key prerequisite of its effectiveness. The effectiveness is understood as maximizing the output with respect to minimizing the total cost. It is a way of implementing information and communication technologies and respecting their characteristics as properties of the information system generally and within the limits of sustainability of their development and implementation throughout their life cycle. Organizations respecting these rules support the use of the tools and state-of-the-art environmental informatics, and thus significantly contribute to their sustainable development.

Keywords

Balance Czech Statistical Office Efficiency and Effectiveness Environmental Information Systems Evaluation HOS Method and HOS Diagram Information System Statistics Subsystem 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zuzana Chvátalová
    • 1
  • Miloš Koch
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Business and ManagementBrno University of TechnologyBrnoCzech Republic

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