A Case Study of the Web-Based Information Systems Development.

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1. Introduction
Over the last three years the focus of the information technology industry has moved towards development for the World Wide Web (WWW). Information systems using WWW technology, delivered by an Intranet or via the Internet, are now prevalent throughout New Zealand and overseas.
Within New Zealand, a wide variety of organisations are deploying information systems onto the WWW, including banks, government departments and other service providers. They are using the WWW as a strategic business tool, supporting their existing operations or providing a low-cost solution for delivering a new product or service line.
1.1 Proposition and Aims
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Section 3 outlines the research methodology, and discusses the need for examining the development of an information system in the context of the organisation. The specific research questions are detailed, supporting the main aims of this paper.
The case histories of three organisations are then given, followed by an analysis of the case studies based on the research questions. Within this analysis, the deficiencies that exist in the development of WWW-based information systems are outlined, along with details of how the development for the WWW differed from other classical systems.
The central finding of this research was that the development of WWW-based information systems is dominated by the challenges presented by new technology. Organisations adopt conventional methods, and apply them to the unfamiliar environment of the WWW.
2. The World Wide Web
Since its inception, the WWW has come to stand for a number of different concepts (Berners-Lee, Cailliau, Luotonen, Nielsen
& Secret, 1994). The WWW incorporates the idea of a boundless information world in which all the items have a reference by which they can be retrieved.
The late 1990’s has seen the WWW emerge as a strategic business tool, driven by the commercial interests of companies. The original vision of Tim Berners-Lee of the WWW being an open-architecture is now under threat, as competing technologies challenge each other for market dominance.

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