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Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 367–373 | Cite as

ICT Providers: A Relevant Topic for Business and Information Systems Engineering?

  • Thomas Hess
  • Peter LoosEmail author
  • Peter Buxmann
  • Koray Erek
  • Ulrich Frank
  • Jürgen Gallmann
  • Martin Gersch
  • Rüdiger Zarnekow
  • Peter Zencke
Discussion

Introduction

Business and information systems engineering traditionally deals with the use of information and communication technologies in companies. The main focus is on the content-related design of business application systems in companies as well as on the ICS/ICT management in companies. The established range of topics includes ERP and SCM systems, business concepts built thereon and adequate development procedures as well as questions regarding the alignment between ICT and a company, IT architecture management or comprehensive questions of the ICT strategy. On the basis of this orientation business and information systems engineering has been widely established as an academic subject, particularly in German-speaking countries.

A slow but steady reduction in the production intensity of IT can be observed in the applying companies. Cloud computing has intensified this trend even further. An ICT industry making a global turnover of approx. $ 2,700 bn has emerged at the same time....

Keywords

Business Model Cloud Provider Software Industry Telecommunication Service Product Service System 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Hess
    • 1
  • Peter Loos
    • 2
    Email author
  • Peter Buxmann
  • Koray Erek
  • Ulrich Frank
  • Jürgen Gallmann
  • Martin Gersch
  • Rüdiger Zarnekow
  • Peter Zencke
  1. 1.Institut für Wirtschaftsinformatik und Neue MedienLMU MünchenMünchenGermany
  2. 2.IWi at DFKISaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

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