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Information systems strategy at Stratex

Author: Dutta, Soumitra INSEAD Area: Technology and Operations ManagementPublisher: Fontainebleau : INSEAD, 1993.Language: EnglishDescription: 11 p.Type of document: INSEAD CaseAbstract: Stratex is a European multi-national company facing some common, but challenging problems in the management of the information systems (IS) function. This case describes the tensions and challenges faced by John Gates, the new CIO of Stratex while trying to effectively use IS to further the business success of the organization. The needs for top management leadership and effective management of organizational changes related to IS projects are also illustratedPedagogical Objectives: Topics covered are strategic analysis and "strategic window", strategic commitments and the building of barriers to competitive imitation, as well as new venture risks and returns, sustainability of competitive advantage based on a service innovation and the role of information technology choices in building this advantage.
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Topics covered are strategic analysis and "strategic window", strategic commitments and the building of barriers to competitive imitation, as well as new venture risks and returns, sustainability of competitive advantage based on a service innovation and the role of information technology choices in building this advantage.

Stratex is a European multi-national company facing some common, but challenging problems in the management of the information systems (IS) function. This case describes the tensions and challenges faced by John Gates, the new CIO of Stratex while trying to effectively use IS to further the business success of the organization. The needs for top management leadership and effective management of organizational changes related to IS projects are also illustrated

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