Information Systems and Strategic IT Management

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) conducts research on the strategic IT/IS management domain. Currently, our focus is on:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) from a strategic and managerial view
  • AI-Supported Organizational Decision-Making
  • Augmented Reality for Enterprise Architecture Management (AR EAM)
  • Benefits Management and Value of IT (BM)
  • Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation Management (DT)
  • Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM)
  • Green IT and Green IS
  • IT Demand Management (ITDM)
  • IT/Digital Innovation Management (ITIM)
  • Project Management (PM) and Project Portfolio Management (PPM)
  • Smart City (SC)

In our research, we approach these domains from two directions: Following the design science paradigm, we develop and evaluate artifacts (e.g., process models, methods, tools) for strategic IT/IS management. In parallel, we conduct behavioral research to gain an understanding of the conditions under which these (and other) artifacts are accepted, adopted, and proven successful. We ensure that our research results have a practical and sustainable benefit by cooperating with leading enterprises and institutions.

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Our teaching program grounds students in the areas of information systems for career preparation across a broad spectrum of industries.

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We are engaging in information systems research on today’s business issues. We address a wide variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary topics at the intersection of technology, social sciences, and business.

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We enable organizations to boost digital leadership capacity, build digital resources, and improve transformational performance through a range of organizational development programs, evidence-based coaching, and executive education services.

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 Mon, 18. Jul. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Prof. Ahlemann to be a member of the Program Committee for DESRIST 2017

Prof. Ahlemann accepted an invitation to act as a member of the program committee for the International Conference on Design Science Research in Information Systems and Technology (DESRIST) in 2017. As a committee member, Prof....

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 Tue, 12. Jul. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Student assistant position vacant at the SITM chair

The Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management has a student assistant position vacant. The student assistant supports research projects and general tasks at the chair (9h–19h per week).

The application deadline is...

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 Wed, 15. Jun. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Research Paper on IS/IT Innovation Management to be presented at ECIS 2016

We are proud to announce that our colleague David Hoffmann is currently participating in the 24th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) in Istanbul. The ECIS is an annual conference for Information Systems and...

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 Fri, 10. Jun. 2016   Peder Bergan

TIME CHANGED: Guest lecture: Cloud Computing and EAM on Tuesday 21.06

On Tuesday 21.06 at 13:30–15:00, the Chair of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management (SITM) will welcome Mr. Gregor Püttmann as a guest lecturer. Mr. Püttmann will give a talk on “Cloud Computing and EAM.” This is a...

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 Fri, 03. Jun. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Guest lecture about future business application architectures

On June 07, the Chair of Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling will welcome Prof. Dr. Peter Zencke, a guest lecturer. Mr. Zencke’s lecture will be on future business application architectures in the context of the research...

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 Fri, 03. Jun. 2016   Clees, Kevin

Publication of new book about future IT Management in September 2016

The book “IT-Management im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung” will be published in September 2016. In this book, Prof. Ahlemann and Prof. Nils Urbach discuss the implications of the current need for digitalization for companies and...

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Recent publication

This book examines the massive changes currently taking place in the business world and commonly known as “digitalization”. In addition, it describes the significant impacts of technological innovations on processes, products, services, and business models. Further, the book offers IT leaders and managers responsible for corporate IT, as well as practice-oriented researchers, valuable inspiration and guidance, the central mission of which is to encourage and enable IT to take a more proactive role in the digital transformation processes.

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Highly motivated students have the opportunity to put their theoretical knowledge and creative ideas into practice at the student consulting firm act eV. In project teamthe consultants develop customized solutions for clients.

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