SIM – Information Systems and Strategic IT Management
Prof. Dr. Nils Urbach
University of Bayreuth
Faculty of Law, Business, and Economics
Professor of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management
95440 Bayreuth, Germany
Telephone: +49 (0)921 / 55-4710
Fax: +49 (0)921 / 55-844710
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Ongoing advances in Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) have fundamentally affected business and society in several waves of digitalization. Digital technologies enable improved and new processes, products, services and business models and thus confront IT managers with indispensable and success-critical challenges.
The team of Information Systems and Strategic IT Management examines emerging digital technologies and the changing demands of companies in the digital age in an integrated way. In research, teaching, and practice we primarily focus on decisions in the activity field of the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chief Digital Officers (CDO), IT managers, and decision makers involved in the digitalization. On the one hand, we focus on the evaluation of emerging technologies and their business impact. On the other hand, we complement our research by investigating the design of the organizational context for the needs of the digital age.
By combining both fields we analyze and develop holistic concepts and solutions for the implementation of IT and IS in various application areas and support our students in developing necessary skills and expertise theoretical foundations as well as business applications, preparing them for tasks and executive functions in the digital business.
Our activities are also characterized by a strong cooperation with the Project Group Business & Information Systems Engineering of the Fraunhofer FIT, which enables us to establish experience in carrying out applied research projects with companies and to offer students attractive opportunities to join our cooperation partners via the wi-career.net.