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An Android Tablet Tool for Enterprise Architecture Modeling in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

  • Maxime Bernaert
  • Joeri Maes
  • Geert Poels
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 165)

Abstract

Enterprise architecture (EA) is used to improve the alignment of different facets of a company. The recognition for the need of EA in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has recently risen as a means to manage complexity and change [1]. Due to the specific problems and characteristics of SMEs, a different approach is necessary. CHOOSE was therefore developed as an EA approach focused on and adapted to the characteristics and needs of SMEs [2]. During case studies performed with CHOOSE, the need for software tool support became apparent. This paper describes a mobile software tool in support of the CHOOSE approach that should guide the CEO as enterprise architect throughout the entire EA process and facilitate the implementation, management, and maintenance of the resulting EA model. The generic development decisions make this software tool widely applicable for a multitude of models. Finally, evaluation in two Belgian SMEs is presented.

Keywords

Software Tool Technology Acceptance Model Enterprise Architecture Perceive Usefulness Enterprise Architecture Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maxime Bernaert
    • 1
  • Joeri Maes
    • 1
  • Geert Poels
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Management Information Systems and Operations Management, Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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