Weighting of Integration Qualities in IS Architectures: A Production Case

Daniel Fürstenau, Christian Glaschke

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Abstrakt

We suggest a method that conceptualizes a company’s IS architecture—its set of information systems (IS) and integrations—as a weighted and directed graph. Going beyond an undifferentiated treatment of integration qualities, we present a scoring model to assign integration weights to integration links. Thereupon, we introduce weighted centrality measures from network analysis to identify important systems in the architecture with respect to their architectural embeddedness. Drawing on the case of a production company, we demonstrate our approach by concentrating on selected systems and integrations, such as the close and complex integration of an ERP and a product lifecycle management (PLM) system. Focusing on the technical challenges of enterprise transformations, our work contributes to enterprise architects’ toolbox as it enables a more fine-grained understanding of critical systems with high change complexity.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelECIS 2015 Proceedings
RedaktørerJörg Becker, Jan vom Brocke, Marco De Marco
Antal sider15
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2015
Artikelnummer53
ISBN (Elektronisk)9783000502842
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2015
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015 - Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Münster, Tyskland
Varighed: 26 maj 201529 maj 2015
Konferencens nummer: 23
http://www.ecis2015.eu/

Konference

KonferenceThe 23rd European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2015
Nummer23
LokationWestfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Land/OmrådeTyskland
ByMünster
Periode26/05/201529/05/2015
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0034

Emneord

  • IS architectures
  • Integration
  • Weighted and directed graphs
  • Centrality measures
  • Change complexity

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