Economics and Value of Information Systems


The paper discusses two concepts that have been associated with various approaches to data and information, namelycapacity and value, focusing on data base architectures, and on two types of technologies diffusely used in integrationprojects, namely data integration, in the area of Enterprise Information Integration, and publish & subscribe, in the area ofEnterprise Application Integration. Furthermore, the paper proposes and discusses a unifying model for information capacityand value, that considers also quality constraints and run time costs of the data base architecture.