Digital Firm: Requirements, Recommendations, and Evaluation the Success in Digitization

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Yahya Al-Samawi 1,*

1. Computer Science Department, Al-Razi University, Sana’a, Yemen

* Corresponding author.


Received: 20 Aug. 2018 / Revised: 15 Sep. 2018 / Accepted: 22 Sep. 2018 / Published: 8 Jan. 2019

Index Terms

Digital Firm, Information Systems, Information Technology, IT tools, Digitization


One of the most attractive goals for the contemporary companies is to be called a Digital Firm. Achieving this goal means for the company, university, school, factory or hospital that it is one of the most modern and developed in the world. To achieve such an attractive goal, firms have to fulfill some requirements. In this research paper, author introduces many important ideas about the characteristics that the digital firm has to have to deserve to be called digital. Those characteristics are followed by some recommendations about IT-tools that the firm can use to comply with a specific characteristic. Moreover, author introduces some questions that have to be answered to judge correctly about the level of firm’s digitalization that will help evaluating the firm’s success in digitization. This research is unique because it draws attention of the developers of the contemporary Information Systems (IS) to some aspects that are usually not taken into consideration such as the best characteristics of the elements of the workplace that is appropriate for the use of IT tools to help the users make less mistakes and gives the use of original software the importance that it deserves. In addition, it is important for many researchers nowadays who care about studying the contemporary IS and their usage in the contemporary firms to have knowledge about the main elements of IS that take into consideration all aspects of the Hardware, Software, workplace conditions and laws.

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Yahya Al-Samawi, "Digital Firm: Requirements, Recommendations, and Evaluation the Success in Digitization", International Journal of Information Technology and Computer Science(IJITCS), Vol.11, No.1, pp.39-49, 2019. DOI:10.5815/ijitcs.2019.01.05


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