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Information logistics (IL) is understood as the process of planning, implementing and controlling cross-unit data flows as well as storage and provisioning of respective data - as long as data is used for unitpsilas decision support. IL creates significant business value - but mostly for other units and in the future while costs occur now at the IT units. As a consequence, managerial aspects of IL like requirements analysis, strategic alignment, financials, organizational design and architecture design need more attention than technical issues. This article defines IL, discusses its managerial challenges, and sketches first solutions.
Date of Conference: 23-26 June 2008