This paper reports the findings of a research into change during the constitution of an IT Group. Our main findings show that when an IT company acquires two similar companies, IT becomes a central part of the change program, differing from other change cases where IT is considered a peripheral component. We use the scaffold metaphor by Orlikowski  as a framework to interpret the case study. Our study is a primer in the use of socio-materiality as framework for interpreting IT-driven change and shows that this framework can highlight the most common characteristics of change while remaining practical and synthetic.
Information Systems: People, Organizations, Institutions, and Technologies: Itais: the Italian Association for Informationsystems, 2010, p. 441-449