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November/December 2010 (vol. 12 no. 6)
pp. 4-6
Sunil Mithas, University of Maryland
Henry C. Lucas, Jr., University of Maryland

While senior managers sometimes ask what the return is from their investments in technology, a better question might be, how can we use technology as a strategic asset to enable new competencies or maintain a competitive advantage? The success of the IT effort depends on communicating the firm's strategy and enlisting managers at all levels in making decisions about technology. This is where many organizations flounder. However, firms can overcome this hurdle by investing in digital literacy or ITracy—a new competence for success in the emerging economy.

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Index Terms:
Information technology, digital business strategy, digital literacy, ITracy
Sunil Mithas, Henry C. Lucas, Jr., "What is Your Digital Business Strategy?," IT Professional, vol. 12, no. 6, pp. 4-6, Nov.-Dec. 2010, doi:10.1109/MITP.2010.154
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