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Increasing the Agility of IT Delivery: Five Types of Bimodal IT Organization

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Item Summary Horlach, Bettina Drews, Paul Schirmer, Ingrid Boehmann, Tilo 2016-12-29T02:01:13Z 2016-12-29T02:01:13Z 2017-01-04
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-0-2
dc.description.abstract In the age of digital business transformation, enterprises seek to increase their agility and speed of IT delivery. To accomplish this, they change their existing control-driven IT organizational structures and processes and establish separate modes for business-oriented and traditional IT delivery (“bimodal IT”). Though the concept of bimodal IT has been discussed in practice, empirical research regarding the approaches employed to implement bimodal IT is scarce. This paper presents findings from a qualitative-empirical study on the bimodal IT implementation approaches of nine companies. It identifies five different types of bimodal IT in these enterprises and shows that specific mechanisms are applied to enhance the (business) IT alignment in the respective organizational settings of each type. On the basis of similarities and differences among the types, we develop propositions for future research on bimodal IT and derive implications for practice.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Agility
dc.subject Alignment
dc.subject Bimodal IT
dc.subject Digital Transformation
dc.title Increasing the Agility of IT Delivery: Five Types of Bimodal IT Organization
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2017.656
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