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Author Douglas, Bruce, 1952-

Title Achieving business success with GIS / Bruce Douglas
Published Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 156 pages) : illustrations
Contents Achieving Business Success with GIS; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 The Spatial Information Industry; 3 Introducing the Elements of a GIS Strategy; 4 Developing the Business Focus; 5 Developing the Data/Information Focus; 6 Developing the Organisational Focus; 7 Developing the Application and Technology Focus; 8 Developing a GIS Strategy; 9 Cost/Benefit Analysis/Return on Investment; 10 Selecting a GIS; 11 Implementing GIS; 12 The Best and the Worst; 13 Closing Remarks; Glossary; Index
Summary Written at a practical level, suited to the business audience, this exceptional book explores the business environment of making GIS successful. It applies academic rigor to practical and commercial implementation issues and offers viewpoints from all parties involved in GIS implementation. Achieving Business Success with GIS provides tangible advice ranging from technical and financial to organizational and commercial. It is unique in that it does not stop short of providing, without hype or embellishment, practical advice and real examples regarding the total cost of ownership of a project o
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Geographic information systems -- Management.
Information technology -- Management.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0470985585 (electronic bk.)
9780470985588 (electronic bk.)