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10/01/2014 | Research Notes | Edition 5/2014

An interdisciplinary opportunity for business informatics

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BUSINESS INFORMATICS> Issue 5/2014
Authors:
Dr. Michael Schermann, Dr. Holmer Hemsen, Christoph Buchmüller, Till Bitter, Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar, Prof. Dr. Volker Markl, Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren
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Summary

“Big Data” describes technologies that promise nothing less than the fulfillment of one of the core goals of business informatics: to provide the right information to the right addressee at the right time, in the right amount, in the right place and in the required quality. For business informatics as an application-oriented scientific discipline, such technological developments create opportunities and risks. The main risk arises from the fact that significant resources may be devoted to explaining and shaping fads. Opportunities arise from the fact that the corresponding resources lead to substantial gains in knowledge that serve the scientific progress of the discipline as well as its practical relevance.
From the authors' point of view, business informatics is ideally positioned to critically accompany big data and to use findings to explain and design innovative information systems in business and administration - regardless of whether big data is actually a disruptive technology or just a fleeting fad . The further development and adoption of big data will ultimately tell whether it is a fad or substantial progress. The theses presented also show how future technological developments can be used to advance the business informatics discipline. Technological progress should be used for a cumulative addition to existing models, tools and methods. In contrast, scientific revolutions are independent of technological progress.

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About this article
title
Big data
An interdisciplinary opportunity for business informatics
Authors:
Dr. Michael Schermann
Dr. Holmer Hemsen
Christoph Buchmüller
Till bitter
Prof. Dr. Helmut Krcmar
Prof. Dr. Volker Markl
Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren
Publication date
01.10.2014
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11576-014-0434-2
publishing company
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden

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