Development of a strategic framework for information technology implementation in Libyan airports

El Sabu, AA 2016, Development of a strategic framework for information technology implementation in Libyan airports , MPhil thesis, The University of Salford.

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This study aims to establish the key factors that will encourage the Libyan government, through the Libyan Civil Aviation Authority, to expand their activities to upgrade Libyan airports’ technology in general and its IT departments in particular. A number of objectives were formulated in order to achieve this aim and two case study organisations were chosen to represent Libyan airports as a whole. Modern day IT implementation poses numerous difficulties which, when surmounted, brings a lot of benefits and can help speed up processes as well as prevent or mitigate the effects of risks. However, organisations feel overwhelmed by the complexity of IT management and they sometimes fail to assess the costs of associated risks. Therefore, they are usually reluctant to invest in IT solutions that may be untested or unsuitable to their environments. As a result, IT implementation system processes can be misaligned. This thesis examines the benefits of IT strategic alignment in IT implementation to promote the use of IT and to realise the value thereof. This research has identified the alignment of IT and the current barriers to the special needs of this area. Application of IT in the aviation industry in general, and in airports in particular, should recognise and deal with some of the factors, both expected and the unexpected, to implement a successful programme for IT. Therefore, this research proposes methods and conceptual models based on modern IT frameworks that will help IT implementation in organisations to align IT initiatives with the objectives of IT systems. The researcher used qualitative, quantitative and modelling techniques during the various stages of the research. IT facilitates inter-airport relations and the transfer of responsibility through the coordination of IT implementation systems in all airport departments by aligning IT initiatives with implementation units and IT organisations that work with government committees. The implementation of standardised and advanced IT systems will cause management organisations to appreciate high level standards in IT initiatives for the benefit of their management, staff and their customers (passengers).

Item Type: Thesis (MPhil)
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Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Funders: Libyan Embassy
Depositing User: AA El Sabu
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2016 09:05
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 23:26

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