By Bruce Douglas
Written at a pragmatic point, suited for the company viewers, this unprecedented publication explores the business atmosphere of creating GIS winning. It applies educational rigor to functional and advertisement implementation matters and gives viewpoints from all events fascinated with GIS implementation. Achieving enterprise luck with GIS presents tangible suggestion starting from technical and fiscal to organizational and advertisement. it's particular in that it doesn't cease in need of delivering, with out hype or embellishment, functional suggestion and actual examples in regards to the overall expense of possession of a venture or finance and go back funding of GIS products. Achieving company luck with GIS highlights that using GIS expertise should be serious about the company matters, now not the technology.
The booklet starts off by way of describing using GIS in a world context inside of a company setting because the historical past to outlining the necessity for corporations to have a method for his or her GIS. The publication then is going directly to discover the weather of a GIS procedure and explains matters that are proper for such techniques and the way to head approximately constructing it.
within the ultimate chapters of this booklet, the method of specifying and tendering for a GIS are mentioned to make sure that the focal point of the reader is still at the company problems with the organization. This is by way of examples of the easiest and worst Geographic details structures together with a dialogue on Google Earth and internet 2.0.
the combo of the statistics from the GIS / Spatial surveys and the author’s consulting reports make this publication a useful source for GIS managers in govt (federal, country and native) and utilities, organizations utilizing GIS, and scholars and academics during this field. Content:
Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–6):
Chapter 2 The Spatial details (pages 7–31):
Chapter three Introducing the weather of a GIS process (pages 33–39):
Chapter four constructing the company concentration (pages 41–45):
Chapter five constructing the Data/Information concentration (pages 47–64):
Chapter 6 constructing the Organisational concentration (pages 65–73):
Chapter 7 constructing the appliance and know-how concentration (pages 75–89):
Chapter eight constructing a GIS method (pages 91–93):
Chapter nine Cost/Benefit Analysis/Return on funding (pages 95–118):
Chapter 10 determining a GIS (pages 119–137):
Chapter eleven enforcing GIS (pages 139–145):
Chapter 12 the easiest and the Worst (pages 147–150):
Chapter thirteen final comments (page 151):
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This is particularly the case when GIS is used in a reasonably intelligent manner such as undertaking spatial queries rather than for simplistic mapping. This lack of comprehension generally does not happen when dealing with traditional IT areas such as Accounting systems or Human Resources systems because these types of technologies have been around for decades and are actively used by many types of organisations. Therefore, I tend to talk to managers about their business, not about GIS. The role of the Business Analyst in this process is to understand the business and then to take the expressed business needs and consider them in the context of how a technology-based strategy may, or may not, assist those business needs to be met.
This is one of the major reasons why GIS managers do not have the support of their senior management and why the role of GIS is not understood by key organisation staff. Clearly, if these 70% of GIS managers had a strategy and understood what they were trying to achieve and how to measure it, they might have been able to communicate that to the rest of the organisation and their managers, so that everyone could understand what they were doing and would know when they scored a goal. Achieving Business Success with GIS Bruce Douglas C 2008 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd ISBN: 978-0-470-72724-9 JWBK223-03 JWBK233-Douglas 34 December 12, 2007 7:22 Char Count= 0 ACHIEVING BUSINESS SUCCESS WITH GIS Developing a GIS Strategy is essential to set these goalposts and to communicate where the goalposts are to the rest of the organisation, so that when a goal is scored everyone will know that a goal has been kicked and will stand and cheer.
While technology should not drive the business, the rapid improvements in some technologies can provide opportunities for some businesses to gain significant benefits. For example, the use of mobile and field computing, particularly when combined with GIS and GPS, can have the potential to change the way a business operates, particularly when coupled with field workforce management software. Therefore, while the development of a GIS Strategy must be primarily focused on the business needs of the organisation (rather than on the technology itself), there are some technologies which may influence particular business directions.
Achieving Business Success with GIS by Bruce Douglas