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The influence of shadow IT systems on enterprise architecture management concerns

  • Shadow information technology systems (SITS) coexist with formal enterprise systems in organisations. SITS pose risks but also increase flexibility of business units. Practice shows that SITS emerge, despite that Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) aims at controling all IT systems in an organization. Studies acknowledge this problem in general. However, they neither show the specific influencing areas of SITS nor provide approaches to address them. To close this gap, we use a literature review to analyse examples of practical SITS and their interference with EAM concerns. Thus, we find that they hinder especially transparency, reduction of EA complexity and governance. Research has focused on achieving transparency, governing the evolution of the EA but lacks strategies for reducing complexity. This study contributes to research and practice by uncovering the main influencing areas of SITS on EAM, as well as by laying a foundation for future research on this topic.

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Author:Melanie HuberORCiDGND, Stephan ZimmermannGND, Christopher RentropORCiD, Carsten FeldenGND
Parent Title (English):Information Systems : 14th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2017, Coimbra, Portugal, September 7-8, 2017, Proceedings
Place of publication:Cham
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of Publication:2017
Identifier:Im Katalog der Hochschule Konstanz ansehen
Release Date:2019/08/02
Tag:Shadow IT systems; Shadow IT; Enterprise architecture
First Page:461
Last Page:477
Relevance:Keine peer reviewed Publikation (Wissenschaftlicher Artikel und Aufsatz, Proceeding, Artikel in Tagungsband)
Open Access?:Nein
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich gesch├╝tzt