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Recommended Citation: Albin, M.  Technology Spending Guidelines.  In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2002, v 19 (San Antonio): §354d. ISSN: 1542-7382.

Technology Spending Guidelines

Marvin Albin    [a1] [a2]
Information Systems and Business Education Department
University of Southern Indiana    [u1] [u2]
Evansville, Indiana, USA    [c1] [c2]

We must change content coverage in the Management Information Systems (MIS) course to reflect the growth in importance and the larger share of the total budget of information technology (IT) in all organizations. A one-paragraph coverage of return on investment (ROI) within a systems development chapter is insufficient coverage. Other factors to be considered in IT spending must also get more in-depth attention in this course as it prepares both IT personnel and general management personnel for the future.

Keywords: MIS course, teaching about IT spending, more than ROI, choosing technology projects

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