Accession Number : ADA195855

Title :   Strategic, Organizational and Standardization Aspects of Integrated Information Systems. Volume 6.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 86-Jan 88,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Gupta, Amar ; Madnick, Stuart

PDF Url : ADA195855

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 259

Abstract : This volume highlights key strategic and organizational issues involved in integrating heterogeneous information systems. It is divided into four parts. The first part, Towards a CIS Model for Strategic Applications, explores the nature of strategic goals underlying composite information systems (CIS) and ways to increase the likelihood of success. These aspects are analyzed using an example in which the relationship between the constituents is loosely-coupled and inter-dependent. The second part, Interorganizational Information Systems Via Information Technology: A Network Perspective, deals with the evolution of organizational theory and the importance of inter-organizational information networks. By effective establishment and use of these networks, participating organizations can realize competitive advantages in the marketplace. The third part, The Use of Standard Data Definitions in Composite Information Systems, describes the problems involved in establishing common standards. The fourth part describes a methodology for the development of standards for data exchange in an integrated environment. Based on a careful study of the development of the Product Data Exchange Standard (PDES), this part contains recommendations for the future development of PDES as well as for the development of data exchange standards in general. Keywords: Knowledge based integrated information system engineering(KBIISE). (KR)

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, EVOLUTION(GENERAL), INFORMATION EXCHANGE, NETWORKS, ORGANIZATIONS, STANDARDS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, THEORY

Subject Categories : Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE