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Strategic information systems (IS) planning is a process of identifying and acquiring applications and information systems that could assist organizations to achieve its business objectives. The importance of strategic IS planning have been discussed in many studies such as assisting the organizations to acquire a new technology, to justify the investment made on the information systems, to calculate the return on investment made, and to increase the communication between the users and the IS management. Various studies have been conducted in this area including examining the success factors of the strategic IS planning, validating the measurement of strategic IS planning success, and challenges in implementing strategic IS planning. This paper describes the strategic IS planning practices in manufacturing companies and discusses its importance in the industry 4.0 era.

Keywords: Strategic information systems planning, information systems, industry 4.0, SISP

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