Pervasive information systems value chain: A services perspective

Bharat Rao, Bojan Angelov, Michael McGetrick

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Abstract

    Current research in the field of pervasive information systems is predominantly focused on technical and engineering issues. In this paper, we look at the value chain boundaries of pervasive information systems as constituted by components from multiple industrial sectors. We identify a new value chain comprised of (1) infostructures, (2) devices, (3) interfaces, and (4) smart spaces that form the core elements of a pervasive information environment. We further investigate how businesses can achieve competitive advantage in this value-chain through the design and delivery of innovative products and services. Different stakeholders at each level of the value chain are identified with a goal of creating a virtually omnipresent range of services and delivery mechanisms. We survey current research in the area as well as specific firm-level strategies and business models to determine key success factors. Based on our survey, we develop a managerial framework for conceptualizing pervasive information systems in today's service-oriente d organizations.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationPICMET '07 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Proceedings Management of Converging Technologies
    Pages2712-2722
    Number of pages11
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2007
    EventPICMET '07 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Management of Converging Technologies - Portland, OR, United States
    Duration: Aug 5 2007Aug 9 2007

    Publication series

    NamePortland International Conference on Management of Engineering and Technology

    Other

    OtherPICMET '07 - Portland International Center for Management of Engineering and Technology - Management of Converging Technologies
    CountryUnited States
    CityPortland, OR
    Period8/5/078/9/07

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Strategy and Management

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