Impact of IT-systems

In this research area, questions regarding the stronger need for integration of domains and application systems are dealt with.


In the context of digitizing value chains the interdigitation of information and object expands which demands an increase in the integration of domain and application system. Thereby, it is of particular importance for Business Informatics that the independent examination of application systems for fulfilling business requirements becomes obsolete, as entrepreneurial activities are progressively infused by application systems. Nevertheless, the implications and consequences that arise from the use of information technology are barely analyzed and analysis results are rarely translated in practical lines of action. From time to time, the analytics of cause-effect relationships is lacking; as the corresponding thoughts on profitability in theory (that result in effect-defective decision models) remain empty. The situational effect of application systems, that show potential according to the teaching of factors of production, demands a broad empirical basis to formulate generalizable cause-effect relationships. As a result, pragmatic recommendations fail due to a lack of in-depth knowledge about cause-effect relationships.

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