2000 words paper on the topic The Politics of Information Systems and Technologies. Information systems and technologies literature has for a long time continued to focus on factors that influence the failure or success of information systems (IS). The IS development projects that include top management support, the involvement of the user, as well as the practical development of techniques of adopting these measures also remain essential for success (Murphy, 2009, pg 63). To support the policies in the IT and IS processes, the paper also focuses on the internet by showing its history of development. For example, Knowledge Management (KM) is one of the approaches used in understanding politics and in the control of political resources by the use of information technology/systems.
Knowledge Management (KM) proves to be an essential approach for understanding the politics of information technology. KM follows two approaches that are critical for understanding the politics of IT/IS. The first approach refers to knowledge as an entity that can be possessed. Information technologies/systems enhance in capturing and sharing knowledge through knowledge information systems (Sugumaran, 2011, pg 149). Knowledge management involves the process through which organizations acquire, possess share, and transfer knowledge. The second approach refers to knowledge being a social practice. Consequently, knowledge amounts to a political resource arising from conflicting interests.