Information Systems and the Goals and Targets of the Organization: Fit or Misfit

  • G. John van der Pijl
Conference paper


Although organizations have invested a lot in information systems not all of these investments return what is expected of them. In this paper an approach is presented to assess whether the systems available to an organization actually support it in reaching its goals and targets. The approach is positioned in the context of a more general model for studying the quality of information in an organization.


Business Process Organizational Goal Process Target Information Architecture Quality Judgement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. John van der Pijl
    • 1
  1. 1.Tilburg UniversityTilburgThe Netherlands

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