By designing the corporate IT of tomorrow, we make it possible to create added value through information.
The overriding goal for manufacturing companies in the age of networked digitalization is to develop into a digital, agile and learning company. This enables continuous adaptation to the ever more dynamically changing environment. The effective and efficient use of information as a resource is decisive for the ongoing acquisition of knowledge to improve and expand business processes, products and services.
A part of company management, information management plays an essential role in meeting the requirements outlined above. The planning and control of information and communication is achieved through the effective and efficient use of information technologies by corporate IT. So far, this task has been driven by IT organizations within the company. However, due to the networked digitalization of the economy, information management has increasingly become an interdisciplinary task which must be performed by several agents (specialist departments, external service providers, etc.) in order to create added value for the company. This requires a development in interdisciplinary collaboration in terms of a business IT alignment.
The Information Management unit develops, evaluates and innovates organizational and technological models for the optimal realization of information logistics through both established and novel solutions for designing the corporate IT of a digital, agile and learning company.
The Information Management Division focuses on the following research areas:
- Information logistics for an optimized provision of information in internal and cross-company business processes
- Information technology management for the evaluation and management of innovative IT solutions to optimize business processes and products
- IT complexity management for the strategic alignment of corporate IT