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Conventional IT planning approaches, which are based on applications, begun to be disputed with the rising interest in service-oriented architectures. But, given the status-quo of the IT landscapes in most companies IT management faces a dilemma. Should IT governance for transformation projects remain at the application-level or should services become the(More)
Strategic information systems planning (SISP) helps companies to align their IT systems with their business plans. It claims to enable companies to gain competitive advantages. The resource-based view (RBV) of the firm might help to understand how and why. Drawing on prior research we believe that strategic IT planning is a dynamic capability, enabling a(More)
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(More)
This study extends Arthur's model of path dependence for strategic IT management by introducing a more complex organizational structure with topology-adjusted network externalities and complementarities. A partial lock-in measure is developed to distinguish partial and global lock-ins. The study finds that complementarities can result in partial rather than(More)
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