Adoption of IT solutions: A data-driven analysis approach

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Many IT departments provide solutions that satisfy a variety of needs to deliver services and reach business goals. These IT solutions may fall short of addressing all the requirements of the relevant business units and hence are only partially adopted by some of them. The objective of this research is to develop an analysis method that supports the selection of solutions whose prospects of adoption are high. The method is data-driven and considers the preferences of the business units, as service providers, customers or owners. Under the assumption that the generation of value to all stakeholders will increase adoption, the approach encompasses the variation in business unit characteristics, as expressed by feature preferences and performance indicators, as well as the value gained from adopting the solutions by the business units in their different roles with respect to a given service. Besides providing a systematic tool for analyzing IT alternatives, the method supports the identification of design gaps and obstacles for adoption. These gaps and obstacles can be addressed by service design techniques and behavioral economics practices depending on the organizational leadership style (autocracy or democracy). To shed light on the feasibility of the approach, we report on the design and results of a case study of a vehicle fleet management service in a real setting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102313
JournalInformation Systems
StatePublished - Feb 2024

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  • Decision making
  • It service adoption
  • Service value
  • Stakeholder engagement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture


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