Centralization momentum: The pendulum swings back again

J. Roberto Evaristo, Kevin C. Desouza, Kevin Hollister

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Abstract

The implications of the recentralizing and decentralizing of the information technology (IT) hardware architecture on an organization are discussed. The decision regarding the degree of centralization depends upon the organization size and its links with other organizations. Several examples of the companies such as Valeo and Siemens which adopted decentralized or centralized structure are also discussed. It is suggested that an organization must consider its decision making structure and status of key business drivers before recentralizing IT hardware architecture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-71
Number of pages5
JournalCommunications of the ACM
Volume48
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2005
Externally publishedYes

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  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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Evaristo, J. R., Desouza, K. C., & Hollister, K. (2005). Centralization momentum: The pendulum swings back again. Communications of the ACM, 48(2), 67-71.

Centralization momentum : The pendulum swings back again. / Evaristo, J. Roberto; Desouza, Kevin C.; Hollister, Kevin.

In: Communications of the ACM, Vol. 48, No. 2, 02.2005, p. 67-71.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evaristo, JR, Desouza, KC & Hollister, K 2005, 'Centralization momentum: The pendulum swings back again', Communications of the ACM, vol. 48, no. 2, pp. 67-71.
Evaristo JR, Desouza KC, Hollister K. Centralization momentum: The pendulum swings back again. Communications of the ACM. 2005 Feb;48(2):67-71.
Evaristo, J. Roberto ; Desouza, Kevin C. ; Hollister, Kevin. / Centralization momentum : The pendulum swings back again. In: Communications of the ACM. 2005 ; Vol. 48, No. 2. pp. 67-71.
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