The Chair of Information Systems Management’s research is supported through cooperation with the Research Center Finance and Information Management (FIM) and the Project Group Business and Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT. The Chair of Information Systems Management is characterized by acknowledged expertise at the interfaces of IT Security, Privacy and Data Protection, Digital Transformation and the development of Digital Business Models, as well as IT in Health Care.
IT Security, Privacy and Data Protection, Trust and Reputation
In our research area IT Security and Data Protection, we pursue the goal of developing protection and control measures for information and communication systems in and between companies, as well as to evaluate such economically. The research area is dedicated to questions in the area of IT Security, which take human risk factors, alongside technical measures, into account. Our Oberfranken 4.0 project provides companies with the opportunity to discover the manifold opportunities of Industry 4.0. The intention of the project is to assist companies i.a. in the development of a framework to implement or improve their IT Security Management in the context of Industry 4.0.
Digital Transformation & Business Models
In the face of the Digital Transformation, many companies are forced to considerably adjust their business models. This poses the important challenge of developing innovative and often data-driven business models, taking into account current and future opportunities and risks. In our Digital Transformation & Business Models research area, our goal is to explore the impact of digital technologies on the elements and levels of business models of companies in several industries.
In addition to transforming existing business models for a digital future, we explore the disruptive nature of digitization within products, companies and industries. It is important to align established processes and structures, application systems and data management as well as in integration with the requirements of new business models.
IT in Health Care
The research focus in the area of IT in Health Care is on the provision of (health) services in networks. The goal of our Hospital 4.0 project is to achieve a holistic view on logistics processes in hospitals with distinctive requirements. It also aims to develop new methods for the analysis of logistics systems and to create new concepts for increasing value creation through the targeted utilization of digital technology.
Another important project in this field of research is the project Health in Upper Franconia 4.0. The aim of this project is to contribute to improving medical care in rural areas with the help of digitalization. Our INDiGeR project develops design options for structures, processes and technologies to build service networks, especially in the Health Care sector. A particular focus is placed on the design of information technology infrastructures to support the collaboration and the management of technical networking.