Social Information Systems - The End of Shadow Applications?

Marc Quast, Mark J. Handel


In large corporations, line-of-business organizations frequently introduce unofficial “shadow” applications to work around the limitations of the established information system. This paper presents a software architecture designed to alleviate this phenomenon, and reuses examples from a recent industry experience report to demonstrate how shadow application proliferation could be avoided without sacrificing flexibility and reactivity. We present the initial results of our prototype, and discuss the possibility of a social information system designed to both reduce the present chaos and enable the cooperative design and evolution of business applications.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Quast M. and J. Handel M. (2012). Social Information Systems - The End of Shadow Applications? . In Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-10-5, pages 5-15. DOI: 10.5220/0003985000050015

in Bibtex Style

author={Marc Quast and Mark J. Handel},
title={Social Information Systems - The End of Shadow Applications?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Social Information Systems - The End of Shadow Applications?
SN - 978-989-8565-10-5
AU - Quast M.
AU - J. Handel M.
PY - 2012
SP - 5
EP - 15
DO - 10.5220/0003985000050015