Volume 3

Volume 3, Number 11

August 3, 2005

9 pages856 K bytes

Shift the Subject of System Analysis and Design from Construction to Acquisition

Shouhong Wang
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Dartmouth, MA 02747-2300, USA

Hai Wang
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS B3H 2C2, Canada

Abstract: Commercialized business application software packages and ERP systems have been widely used to implement business information systems. The major tasks of business information system analysts and designers have been shifted from system construction to system acquisition. This paper proposes the subject of information systems acquisition for the information SAD course. It suggests that the theme of information SAD for business students shall be system acquisition analysis and decision making. It also examines the issues of incorporating system acquisition into the SAD textbook and teaching system acquisition.

Keywords: systems analysis and design, system construction, system acquisition, analytical hierarchy process

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Recommended Citation: Wang and Wang (2005). Shift the Subject of System Analysis and Design from Construction to Acquisition. Information Systems Education Journal, 3 (11). http://isedj.org/3/11/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2004: §2144. ISSN: 1542-7382.)