Much of the discussion on the relevance of IS academic research to industry tends to take sides. I propose that it would be more constructive if the interaction with industry is recognized and nurtured. I suggest that to stay up to date, IS professors and doctoral students should actively interact with the industry and also encourage industry professionals to collaborate with IS academic programs.
"Industry-Academia Interaction: Key to IT Relevance,"
Communications of the Association for Information Systems:
Vol. 6, Article 15.
Available at: http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol6/iss1/15