Technologies for value creation an exploration of remote diagnostics systems in the manufacturing industry
2008 (English)In: Information Systems Journal, ISSN 1350-1917, E-ISSN 1365-2575, Vol. 18, no 3, 227-245 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
With firms increasingly relying on ubiquitous computing to implement major business initiatives, it is becoming ever more necessary to understand the technological aspects of business developments. This paper analyzes the use of remote diagnostics systems in the manufacturing industry and discusses the opportunities and challenges for the early adopters. It pays specific attention to the impact on business aspects such as the value creation process consisting of relationships, roles, and architecture and the value proposal consisting of a business offer and customer value. The study shows how ubiquitous computing allows manufacturers to become remote service providers while customers can either become co-creators of value or passive receivers of created value. Ubiquitous computing also creates possibilities for the manufacturing industry to design new kinds of business offers based on remote presence. Studying remote diagnostics systems shows that ubiquitous computing creates value when deployed in products, and not just in relation to individuals. Moreover, the design of the value-creation process should not be limited to the single supplier or customer organization, as ubiquitous computing applications take no notice of organizational boundaries.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 18, no 3, 227-245 p.
business model, embedded systems, services, business design, value creation
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-9498DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2575.2007.00267.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-9498DiVA: diva2:149169