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As today's information technology (IT) penetrates the business of almost any company, IT transformation of two enterprises during mergers and acquisitions (M&A) represents a challenging task. In particular, the financial service industry inherently relies on IT, supporting their virtual and typically standardized products. The formerly highly fragmented(More)
Technological, economical, cultural, and political changes constantly lead to new opportunities and challenges in today’s highly dynamic business environment. Increasingly, modern enterprises leverage the strategic instrument of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) to seize these tempting opportunities and adapt to the altering market conditions. As Information(More)
Business capabilities are a key element of a modern Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) approach. They are the core component of a business architecture and essential for communication between business and IT. There is an enormous interest among academics and practitioners reflected in a growing number of publications on definition, use cases, and(More)
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) have become frequent events in today's economy. They are complex strategic transformation projects affecting both - business and information technology (IT). Still, empirical studies reveal high failure rates regarding the achievement of previously defined objectives. Taking into account the role and importance of IT in(More)
The UK Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman inquiry “Time to Act” found failures in the recognition, diagnosis, and early management of those who died from sepsis, which triggered this guidance. In sepsis the body’s immune and coagulation systems are switched on by an infection and cause one or more body organs to malfunction with variable severity.(More)
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