Paulo Rupino da Cunha

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The increasing influence of socio-organizational issues in information systems poses serious challenges to the applicability of most traditional research approaches, since the mechanisms from which they derive their rigor and validity become more and more unrealistic in the new contexts. Indeed, traditional problem decomposition, standardization of(More)
Although general literature and several frameworks suggest practices for IT Governance, there is still no consensus about which should be considered “best” or “essential”. It seems reasonable to assume that recommendations of specific practices depend on factors such as the target industry, company profile, culture, and IT organization preferences. The(More)
Cloud computing refers to computing paradigm that aims to transform computing, storage and networking into a utility. Startups and (in general) companies offer services overcoming the need to invest upfront in dedicated infrastructure resources. In this context, more and more providers are appearing forming a quite young, but relatively broad cloud(More)
This article provides the foundations for the new field of research coined Service Networks research. Understanding what factors explain the structure and dynamics of global service networks may lead to a more efficient and balanced society and economy. The concept of service network is formally represented as a business structure made up of services(More)
Many organizations still invest in information technology (IT) without a clear picture of what, how and when benefits will materialize. In fact, only twelve to seventeen percent of companies measure them. This is due, partly, to the complexity of most evaluation approaches and to the difficulty in choosing from a vast number of dissimilar alternatives. On(More)