Integration - Reflections on a Pivotal Concept for Designing and Evaluating Information Systems

In: Information Systems and e-Business Technologies : 2nd International United Information Systems Conference, UNISCON 2008, Klagenfurt, Austria, April 22-25, 2008. Proceedings : (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing ; 5 ) / Kaschek, Roland; Kop, Christian; Steinberger, Claudia (Hrsg.)
Berlin [u.a.]: Springer (2008), S. 111-122
ISBN: 978-3-540-78941-3, 978-3-540-78942-0
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Integration is one of the pivotal concepts with respect to analyzing,
	designing and evaluating information systems. Integrating software
	components as well as integrating information systems with the surrounding
	action system is a core activity of most software development projects.
	Despite the outstanding importance of integration in Information
	Systems, only little work has been done on developing a conception
	of integration. This paper presents a conception of integration that
	can be applied to information systems as well as to their integration
	with the action systems they are supposed to support. It allows for
	differentiating degrees of integration. It also accounts for additional
	levels of integration, such as meta level or instance level integration.