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American Journal of Systems and Software. 2017, 5(1), 1-8
DOI: 10.12691/ajss-5-1-1
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The Effectiveness of Information Technology (IT) Competence in Business Partnerships

Haroun Alryalat1,

1Dean, College of Information Technology, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE

Pub. Date: May 24, 2017

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Haroun Alryalat. The Effectiveness of Information Technology (IT) Competence in Business Partnerships. American Journal of Systems and Software. 2017; 5(1):1-8. doi: 10.12691/ajss-5-1-1


The main responsibility of Information Technology (IT) in business is to acquire, implement and maintain technology investments, which belonged within the Information Systems. In order to achieve successful IT planning and implementation, shared knowledge becomes an important enabler of the alignment of business and IT objectives. This research evaluates how cross-functional competence in business and IT people provides the basis for effective partnership to develop. The objective is to conceptually define and empirically measure the variables of IT competence in business managers and of business competence in IT professionals, and test the measurements for validity and reliability. A Simple Percentage Method, chi-square tests, Tables and weighted average were used to get clear picture of analysis with results showing how both IT knowledge and IT experience are instrumental in defining IT competence of business people. The results of these showed that IT service delivery dimensions, IT system dimensions (quality, delivery, trustworthy and management) and IT core characteristics have statistical significant influence on effective IT competences among IT business people and IT cognitive dimensions which included knowledge, skills and experience.

IT competence IT in business business partnership business managers and IT professionals

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