Bank computing in a changing economic environment: the IBIS project in New Zealand

Authors: Matthews, Claire1; Tripe, David2

Source: Accounting, Business & Financial History, Volume 14, Number 3, November 2004 , pp. 301-315(15)

Publisher: Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group

Buy & download fulltext article:

OR

Price: $54.28 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

This paper examines a major bank computing redevelopment attempted in New Zealand in the 1980s - the IBIS project. After the expenditure of some hundreds of millions of dollars this project was not proceeded with and this paper looks at the factors that led to its eventual failure. We find that dreams of banking technology can be as costly as other failures experienced by banks, and that banks must have regard to the competitive environment in building their computer systems.

Keywords: IBIS project; New Zealand; banking technology; computers; project budgeting

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0958520042000277784

Affiliations: 1: Massey University Tennent Drive Palmerston North New Zealand +64 (6) 3505799 Extn 2329 +64 (6) 3505651, Email: c.d.matthews@massey.ac.nz 2: Massey University Tennent Drive Palmerston North New Zealand +64 (6) 3505799 Extn 2337 +64 3505651, Email: D.W.Tripe@massey.ac.nz

Publication date: November 1, 2004

More about this publication?
Related content

Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content

Text size:

A | A | A | A
Share this item with others: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. print icon Print this page