The goal of this study was to find an abstract model that would address the relationship between information and task and thus lead to better business performance. The relationships among information, task, and performance are analyzed in the natural environment against job-related beliefs and technology. The final instrument was applied to professionals mainly from the Finance and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sectors. Statistical analyses were used to quantify the relationships. The goal of the study was also to develop a model of task information fit (TIF). Results indicate that the tool has been successful and models the underlying structure between system characteristics, task characteristics, information characteristics, and their impact on perceived business success to some degree. A reduced TIF model was targeted to discover the relation between task characteristics, information characteristics, and their effect on business performance on a per-item basis. The correlations between the items supported the proposed relations. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.