This article looks at the relationship between the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure and organizations agility requirements. The concept of IT infrastructure agility has captured the attention of researchers and practitioners. Although the importance of IT infrastructure agility has been established, the development of a valid, reliable instrument to measure this construct has not been reported in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to better define the IT infrastructure agility construct and to develop a valid and reliable measurement instrument for this construct. We develop a unique survey scale to measure IT infrastructure agility and organizational agility requirements. The organizational agility requirement metrics were developed to measure customer agility, partnering agility and operational agility. IT infrastructure agility was measured on the basis of its connectivity, compatibility, modularity and capability characteristics. Based on these measures we will look at the “fit” between organizational agility requirements and the existing IT infrastructure.
Ahsan, Mujtaba and Ngo-Ye, Lin, "The Relationship Between IT Infastructure and Strategic Agility in Organizations" (2005). AMCIS 2005 Proceedings. 266.