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An Approach for the Evaluation of the Agility in the Context of Enterprise Interoperability

  • S. Izza
  • R. Imache
  • L. Vincent
  • Y. Lounis

Abstract

Today the concept of agility has become popular and is still growing in popularity in the management and technology literatures. How do we really define an agile information system? How do we know if an information system is agile? And how do we evaluate the agility in the context of enterprise information systems? This paper tries to answer some of these questions. It precisely aims to present the concept of agility of information systems and also provides an approach for the evaluation of this agility, namely POIRE approach that evaluates the agility as an amalgamation function that combines the agility measure of five complementary aspects that are Process, Organizational, Informational, Resource and Environmental aspects. Finally, this paper studies the role of interoperability in achieving agility and also the rapprochement of the concept of interoperability with the concept of agility.

Keywords

Enterprise Information System Business Information Technology Agility POIRE Agility Evaluation Fuzzy Logic Interoperability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Izza
    • 1
  • R. Imache
    • 2
  • L. Vincent
    • 1
  • Y. Lounis
    • 3
  1. 1.Industrial Engineering and Computer Science Laboratory, OMSI DivisionEcole des Mines de Saint-ÉtienneSaint-Etienne, Cedex 2France
  2. 2.Department of Informatics, LIFABUniversity of BoumerdesBoumerdesAlgeria
  3. 3.Department of InformaticsUniversity of Tizi-OuzouTizi-OuzouAlgeria

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