The proliferation of computing in organizations is leaving behind a trail of systems which cannot share valuable information that is generated in an organization. With increasing competition and turbulence in the business environment it is vital that there be integration of strategic computing resources in an organization. The future of IS as a field lies in acknowledging this fact and laying the foundation for both research and teaching in the area of enterprise and system integration. In the past we have focused primarily on basic software packages, but with the rapid explosion of connectivity and interoperability of computing in organizations that locus of attention must shift to the more pressing needs of enterprise integration. The incorporation of more work with a focus on the organizational level of analysis would clearly be a step in the right direction and must be regarded as a welcome indication of the maturation of IS.
Kalakota, Ravis S. and Whinston, Andrew B.
"Guest Editorial: The Future of Information Systems: Leadership Through Enterprise Integration,"
Journal of Information Systems Education: Vol. 5
Available at: https://aisel.aisnet.org/jise/vol5/iss1/1
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