Advertisement

Business & Information Systems Engineering

, Volume 59, Issue 6, pp 475–482 | Cite as

On the Relationship Between Information Management and Digitalization

  • René RiedlEmail author
  • Alexander Benlian
  • Thomas Hess
  • Dirk Stelzer
  • Hermann Sikora
Discussion

Outline of this Discussion Paper and Conceptual Foundations

Digitalization is the process of introducing digital technologies, which essentially deal with changes caused by information technologies (Hess 2013). Currently, digital transformation is taking place in business and society at a stunning pace. This discussion paper is based on a panel at the 13th International Conference on Wirtschaftsinformatik. It seeks to shed light on the relationship between information management and digitalization. This relationship is important because it can be argued that digitalization mainly deals with concepts, tasks, and methods that are already covered by established information management frameworks. However, it can also be maintained that digitalization addresses new phenomena, a fact that, along with other arguments (e.g., attraction of attention to increase funding opportunities), should lead to the establishment of a separate research field and a main teaching area in tertiary education....

References

  1. Applegate LM, Austin RD, McFarlan FW (2007) Corporate information strategy and management: text and cases, 7th edn. McGraw Hill, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  2. Benlian A, Haffke I (2016) Does mutuality matter? Examining the bilateral nature and effects of CEO–CIO mutual understanding. J Strateg Inf Syst 25(2):104–126CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Berman SJ, Bell R (2011) Digital transformation. Creating new business models where digital meets physical. IBM Global Business Services. Executive ReportGoogle Scholar
  4. Bharadwaj A, El Sawy OA, Pavlou PA, Venkatraman N (2013) Digital business strategy: toward a next generation of insights. MIS Q 37(2):471–482CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Davenport TH, Short JE (1990) The new industrial engineering: information technology and business process redesign. Sloan Manag Rev 4:11–27Google Scholar
  6. Mann FC, Williams LK (1960) Observations on the dynamics of a change to electronic data-processing equipment. Adm Sci Q 5(2):217–256CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. GI and WKWI (1992) Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) und Wissenschaftliche Kommission Wirtschaftsinformatik (WKWI): Rahmenempfehlung für Diplom-Studiengänge Wirtschaftsinformatik an Universitäten. Wirtschaftsinformatik 34(4):446–447Google Scholar
  8. GI and WKWI (2003) Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) und Wissenschaftliche Kommission Wirtschaftsinformatik (WKWI): Rahmenempfehlung für die Universitätsausbildung in Wirtschaftsinformatik. Informatik-Spektrum 26(2):108–113CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. GI and WKWI (2007) Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) und Wissenschaftliche Kommission Wirtschaftsinformatik (WKWI): Rahmenempfehlung für die Universitätsausbildung in Wirtschaftsinformatik. Informatik-Spektrum 30(5):362–372CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Haffke I, Kalgovas B, Benlian A (2017) Options for transforming the IT function using bimodal IT. MIS Q Exec 16(2):101–120Google Scholar
  11. Hammer M, Champy J (1993) Reengineering the corporation: a manifesto for business revolution. Harper Collins, New YorkGoogle Scholar
  12. Heinrich L (2012) Geschichte der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 2nd edn. Springer Gabler, WiesbadenCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. Heinrich LJ, Heinzl A, Riedl R (2011) Wirtschaftsinformatik – Einführung und Grundlegung, 4th edn. Springer, HeidelbergGoogle Scholar
  14. Heinrich LJ, Riedl R, Stelzer D (2014) Informationsmanagement: Grundlagen, Aufgaben, Methoden, 11th edn. De Gruyter Oldenbourg, BerlinGoogle Scholar
  15. Heinzl A, Uhrig M (2016) Informationsmanagement im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung. Wirtschaftsinformatik und Management 8(2):28–39Google Scholar
  16. Henderson J, Venkatraman N (1993) Strategic alignment: leveraging information technology for transforming organizations. IBM Syst J 32(1):472–484CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Hess T (2013) Digitalisierung. Enzyklopädie der Wirtschaftsinformatik. http://www.enzyklopaedie-der-wirtschaftsinformatik.de/. Accessed 5 June 2016
  18. Hess T, Matt C, Benlian A, Wiesböck F (2016) Options for formulating a digital transformation strategy. MIS Q Exec 15(2):123–139Google Scholar
  19. Jung R, Lehrer C (2017) Guidelines for education in business and information systems engineering at tertiary institutions. Bus Inf Syst Eng 59(3):189–203CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. Krcmar H (2015) Informationsmanagement, 6th edn. Springer, HeidelbergGoogle Scholar
  21. Legner C, Eymann T, Hess T, Matt C, Böhmann T, Drews P, Mädche A, Urbach N, Ahlemann F (2017) Digitalization: opportunity and challenge for the business and information systems engineering community. Bus Inf Syst Eng 59(4):301–308CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Linden A, Fenn J (2003) Understanding Gartner’s hype cycles. Strategic Analysis Report R-20-1971. GartnerGoogle Scholar
  23. Matt C, Hess T, Benlian A (2015) Digital transformation strategies. Bus Inf Syst Eng 57(5):339–343CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Mertens P (1995) Wirtschaftsinformatik – Von den Moden zum Trend. In: König W (ed) Wirtschaftsinformatik ‘95. Physica, Heidelberg, pp 25–64Google Scholar
  25. Mertens P, Bodendorf F, Koenig W, Schumann M, Hess T, Buxmann P (2017) Grundzüge der Wirtschaftsinformatik, 12th edn. Springer, HeidelbergCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Mithas S, Ramasubbu N, Sambamurthy V (2011) How information management capability influences firm performance. MIS Q 35(1):237–256CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  27. Mithas S, Tafti A, Mitchell W (2013) How a firm‘s competitive environment and digital strategic posture influence digital business strategy. MIS Q 37(2):511–536CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Shaprio C, Varian HR (1999) Information rules: a strategic guide to the network economy. Harvard Business Review Press, BostonGoogle Scholar
  29. Sikora H, Roithmayr F, Pomberger G (2016) Verändert das digitale Zeitalter die Anforderungen an die strategische Führungskompetenz? Wirtschaftsinformatik und Management 8(2):66–76Google Scholar
  30. Steininger K, Riedl R, Roithmayr F, Mertens P (2009) Fads and trends in business and information systems engineering and information systems research: a comparative literature analysis. Bus Inf Syst Eng 1(6):411–428CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Timmers P (1998) Business models for electronic commerce. Electron Mark 8(2):3–8CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  32. Walchshofer M, Riedl R (2017) Der Chief Digital Officer (CDO): Eine empirische Untersuchung. HMD – Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik 54(3):324–337CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • René Riedl
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Alexander Benlian
    • 3
  • Thomas Hess
    • 4
  • Dirk Stelzer
    • 5
  • Hermann Sikora
    • 6
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences Upper AustriaSteyrAustria
  2. 2.University of LinzLinzAustria
  3. 3.TU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  4. 4.University of Munich (LMU)MunichGermany
  5. 5.TU IlmenauIlmenauGermany
  6. 6.Raiffeisen SoftwareLinzAustria

Personalised recommendations