Personal ICT Ensembles and Ubiquitous Information Systems Environments: Key Issues and Research Implications

Scheepers, Rens and Middleton, Catherine 2013, Personal ICT Ensembles and Ubiquitous Information Systems Environments: Key Issues and Research Implications, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 33, no. 1, Article 22, pp. 381-392.

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Title Personal ICT Ensembles and Ubiquitous Information Systems Environments: Key Issues and Research Implications
Author(s) Scheepers, RensORCID iD for Scheepers, Rens
Middleton, Catherine
Journal name Communications of the Association for Information Systems
Volume number 33
Issue number 1
Season Article 22
Start page 381
End page 392
Total pages 12
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Place of publication Atlanta, Ga.
Publication date 2013-12
ISSN 1529-3181
Keyword(s) Nonaffiliated use
Mobile information systems
Ubiquitous computing
Personal ICT ensemble
ICT and perceived quality of life
Personal ICT at work
Summary Personal information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become commonplace. Today many people own, or have access to, a range of different computing and communication devices, information technologies, and services, which they incorporate into their everyday routines. Increasingly, these technologies impact the way that individuals work, socialize, and play. Workers are bringing their personal ICTs to the office, and organizations are tailoring their computing environments toward ubiquitous integration with personal ICTs. These developments are opening up new ways of working, but they also create new challenges for organizations in accommodating this “nonaffiliated” use as part of their information systems environments. In this article we propose a framework for analyzing the composition and impact of personal ICT ensembles. The framework is positioned as pre-theory that invites further development and empirical testing. We illustrate how the proposed framework could be applied to consider personal ICT use across the work/home context. Several implications stemming from the notion of a personal ICT ensemble are highlighted, including practical considerations for nonaffiliated use in organizations. We conclude with suggestions for further development of the proposed framework.
Language eng
Field of Research 080611 Information Systems Theory
Socio Economic Objective 890399 Information Services not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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