Strategic Planning to Build Transformational Preparedness: An Application of Enterprise Architecture Practice
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Enterprises are continuously evolving systems; this evolution can be directed or emergent. Enterprise transformation has special aspects due to the enterprise being a socio-technical system whereupon evolution happens on the levels of indivi duals / humans / organisation, on the level of the technology and on the level of the Information Systems that integrates the activities performed by humans and by t echnology. Furthermore, changes are typically continuous, due partly to external factors and partly to strategic foresights. Either way, transformation needs to happen so that the enterprise can keep satisfy ing its objectives. An important transformation mechanism is to perform mergers or acquisitions (M&As). Inte restingly, literature reveals that an unacceptably high percentage of M&As do not achieve the aimed objectives and (as we demonstrate) the success of such trajectory depends on several factors. This article proposes a methodology to overcome potential problems by making necessary anticipatory transformations opening up a possibility to perform M&As with a better chance of success.
Proceedings of the 23rd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2012)
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Information Systems Management