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The Birth of An E-Business System Architecture: Conflicts, Compromises, and Gaps in Methods

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The Birth of An E-Business System Architecture: Conflicts, Compromises, and Gaps in Methods
This paper describes the system architecture development process in an international ICT company, which is building a comprehensive e-business system for its customers. The implementation includes the integration of data and legacy systems from independent business units and the construction of a uniform web-based customer interface. The research focuses on the creation of ebusiness system architecture and observes that the architecture is not completely designed through rational decisions and trade-offs. Instead, it emerges through somewhat non-deliberate actions obliged by the situation and its constraints, conflicts, compromises, and political decisions. The interview-based qualitative data is analyzed using grounded theory and a general explanation model for the creation of e-business system architecture is introduced. The role of technical system architecture in ebusiness systems development is clarified and e-business specific requirements for development methods are listed and ...
Kari Smolander
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where HICSS
Authors Kari Smolander
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