The Corporate IT/IS Function: Competences and Organization for a (Digital) Future

Teubner RA, Ehnes D


Abstract
The notion of "digitalization" is associated with fundamental changesin the technology and business environment of organizations that challenge thetraditional role of corporate IS Functions. However, little research is available onthe impact that digitalization has on this function and on how it can transform tobest respond to new challenges. Taking this as motivation, we present the resultsof a Delphi study among IT executives and management consultants on the competencesrequired by the future IS function and its organization. With respect tocompetences, we could confirm the importance of competences in informationresource management, agile development, and information security and risk management.However, we could not confirm the general trend towards outsourcingparts of the IS function. Rather, we found that IT outsourcing is judged differentlydepending on the size and business model of organizations. Our research alsosuggests different future paths for the CIO and his involvement in digital innovation.

Keywords
IT/IS Function, Digitalization, IT/IS Competences, IT/IS Organization, IT Outsourcing, CIO Role



Publication type
Conference Paper

Peer reviewed
Yes

Publication status
Published

Year
2018

Conference
Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2018

Venue
Lüneburg

Book title
Tagungsband Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik (MKWI) 2018. Data driven X - Turning Data into Value. Bd. 5

Editor
Drews P, Funk B, Niemeyer P, Xie L.

Start page
1825

End page
1836

Publisher
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg

Place
Lüneburg

ISBN
978-3-935786-72-0