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Issue 6 • Nov.-Dec. 2003

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  • Tailoring IT support to communities of practice

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 28
    Cited by:  Papers (5)
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    Many organizations have benefited from recognizing communities of practice (COPs) operating in their midst. By identifying a group as a COP, an organization has made a critical skill area visible. Without this awareness it would be more likely, for example, that the corporate talent in auditing software processes could quietly disappear. With the importance of COPs established, organizations can n... View full abstract»

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  • Toward a cooperative architecture for delivering government services. I

    Publication Year: 2003
    Cited by:  Papers (2)
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    In 2002, the Italian government proposed its "The Government's Guidelines for the Development of the Information Society". These guidelines are part of an action plan to make Italy a leader in the digital age (http://www.mininnovazione.it/ita/news/linneguida.shtml). The document outlines the modernization of the public and private sectors through the widespread use of new information and communica... View full abstract»

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  • Covering the intangibles in a KM initiative

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):17 - 23
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    When we design the way work gets done in an organization, we often speak in terms of people, processes, and technology. In the KM area, the term intangibles refers to aspects that are not well defined or are outside the realm of technology; these likely include people and process issues. KM intangibles include such factors as a reward structure and organizational culture that encourage knowledge s... View full abstract»

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  • Software for the next-generation automobile

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):7 - 11
    Cited by:  Papers (3)  |  Patents (11)
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    Automotive electronic systems are changing rapidly, requiring connectivity of all types. Ford's prototype software framework lets manufacturers rapidly tailor features and handle diverse communication modes. Ford Research and Advanced Engineering is working on a software architecture that provides the layers of abstraction necessary to realize this goal. The system, vehicle consumer services inter... View full abstract»

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  • From unstructured data to actionable intelligence

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):29 - 35
    Cited by:  Papers (10)  |  Patents (2)
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    There's content everywhere, but not the information you need. Content analysis can organize a pile of text into a richly accessible repository. This article explains two key technologies for generating metadata about content - automatic categorization and information extraction. These technologies, and the applications that metadata makes possible, can transform an organization's reservoir of unst... View full abstract»

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  • Top 10 architecture land mines [enterprise]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):36 - 43
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    IT professionals hear plenty of advice regarding enterprise architecture. Although good in theory, many of the recommendations are impractical because they are time-consuming or just plain difficult. People and organizations tend to repeat common mistakes that make a mess of their enterprise architecture. The implications of these mistakes are not immediately apparent. By the time you take correct... View full abstract»

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  • QFD in the architecture development process

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):44 - 52
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    Quality function deployment ensures that the new design in an enterprise IT architecture project fully implements functional and nonfunctional requirements so that planned IT systems can support the business. In this paper, we outline an approach to designing architectures that fully support requirements, by leveraging a technique called quality function deployment. QFD is a systematic method for ... View full abstract»

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  • The growing role of IT in transportation

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):5 - 6
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    The automobile and railway industries have grown more reliant on IT, but future intelligent transportation systems must also address potential security breaches. This article focuses on the security issues that ITSs must address before a full-blown implementation becomes feasible. The broad spectrum of our transportation-related articles is simply the tip of the iceberg. On 25 August 2003, the Alt... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE 1472: an open-source communications protocol for railway vehicles

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):12 - 16
    Cited by:  Papers (6)  |  Patents (1)
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    Railway vehicles are complex systems that are an essential component of any national transportation infrastructure. But railway vehicles are also mission-critical systems that must support the comfort and safety of passengers. It is therefore essential that these systems be the epitome of fault-tolerant control technology. The Rail Transit Vehicle Interface (RTVI) standards committee of the IEEE's... View full abstract»

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  • Subject index

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):53 - 55
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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):55 - 56
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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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