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Challenges in Geographically Distributed Information System Development : A Case Study (2021)


Asp, J., Taipalus, T., & Seppänen, V. (2021). Challenges in Geographically Distributed Information System Development : A Case Study. In W. K. Chan, B. Claycomb, H. Takakura, J.-J. Yang, Y. Teranishi, D. Towey, S. Segura, H. Shahriar, S. Reisman, & S. I. Ahamed (Eds.), COMPSAC 2021 : Proceedings of 2021 IEEE 45th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference (pp. 452-458). IEEE. Proceedings : International Computer Software & Applications Conference. https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC51774.2021.00069


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All authors or editors: Asp, Jali; Taipalus, Toni; Seppänen, Ville

Parent publication: COMPSAC 2021 : Proceedings of 2021 IEEE 45th Annual Computers, Software, and Applications Conference

Parent publication editors: Chan, W. K.; Claycomb, Bill; Takakura, Hiroki; Yang, Ji-Jiang; Teranishi, Yuuichi; Towey, Dave; Segura, Sergio; Shahriar, Hossain; Reisman, Sorel; Ahamed, Sheikh Iqbal

Conference:

  • IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference

Place and date of conference: Madrid, Spain (Virtual Event), 12.-16.7.2021

ISBN: 978-1-6654-2464-6

eISBN: 978-1-6654-2463-9

Journal or series: Proceedings : International Computer Software & Applications Conference

eISSN: 0730-3157

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 452-458

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC51774.2021.00069

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Abstract

Geographically distributed information system development (ISD) projects are more and more common, especially among organisations operating in global markets. Distributed ISD yields potential competitive advantages by developing new products near the target markets, utilizing global labour markets, and exposing the organisation to innovations, ideas and new paradigms. However, distributed ISD also presents challenges and problems which organisations must take into consideration. The pivotal challenge is usually communication. People working on the same project in different locations find it difficult to communicate due to lack of formal and informal face-to-face communication, different working cultures and languages, and time difference. In this study, we set out to investigate what challenges may rise in geographically distributed ISD, and how these challenges and problems of geographical distribution could be mitigated.


Keywords: data systems; distributed systems; software design; development (active); development projects; challenges; international corporations; communication; intercultural communication

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Reporting Year: 2021

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