Managing IT

In a world connected by high speed Internet, businesses are increasingly seeking a competitive edge by outsourcing software development offshore. For many companies, the strategy promises dramatically lower labor costs and better access to a vast pool of talent.

Business schools are in the conversation about STEM readiness in the U.S. workforce. Michael Goul, associate dean for research, explains why the business education footprint must expand to include science, technology, engineering and math. His article on this topic appeared in BizEd magazine.

Raghu Santanam, chair of the Department of Information Systems provides his readers with insight into the developments that have taken place in the IS field since the 1990s. Santanam also gives his readers some information on the direction of the future of IS.

IT in the past has proven to be difficult to integrate into a business, due to the complex nature of IT. Although, once it has been integrated, it can work wonders for a business in a multitude of ways. A team of W. P. Carey researchers led by Information Systems Professor Benjamin Shao have collaborated in order to create a roadmap in order for businesses to successfully incorporate IT into their respective businesses.

If you think Facebook, Candy Crush and other social apps are addictive, you’re right. The average smartphone user spends two hours and 38 minutes on his or her device. But, that addictive behavior is rational, says Professor Sang Pil Han. That means, it can be affected through rational, economic approaches.