The stages of growth model for it systems was developed by richard l nolan in the 1970s though modified over time and subject to criticism in some quarters, it is still used to a little bit of history repeating itself—nolan’s stages theory and the modern is auditor. Nolan’s model concerns the general approach to it in business the model proposes that evolution of it in organizations begins slowly in stage i, the initiation stage this stage is marked by hands off user awareness and an emphasis on functional applications to reduce costs stage i is followed by further growth of it in the contagion stage.
Nolan's stages of growth model is a framework that describes the growth of information technology in a business environment or similar setting.
Nolan stated that the force behind the growth of computing through the stages is technological change though nolan¶s stages of growth model was ahead of its time when it was first published in the 1970s by compiling all of the information from stages 1 through to 5 3 discussion 1 ³ inclusive.
Nolan in 1979 enhanced this model to 6 stages in the enhanced model, the first 3 stages remain the same and the maturity stage of the four- stage model has been sub- divided into 3 more specific stages which have been renamed as stage 4, stage 5 and stage 6 respectively. Also know as a developing country, a country that is at a relatively early stage in the process of economic development life expectancy a number of years remaining in an individuals life, affected by factors such as heredity, nutrition, occupation and physical condition.