Knowledge Management and Information Systems Strategy for Growing Organizations examines the role that information systems play in helping SMEs use knowledge to achieve strategic organizational goals. Adopting a business perspective, it is ideal for students studying strategic information systems and knowledge management.
This book presents a series of techniques, practices and processes to help project managers and project staff to manage information in a systematic way that will help improve the project interventions. It is through information management that we can improve decision making process, learn and create new knowledge. Knowledge derives from information, as information derives from data. Information becomes knowledge when people do the work and realize an action that generates experiences. The creation of valuable knowledge depends on the adoption of a holistic approach to information management; an approach that takes into consideration organizational culture and politics, information economics and processes, information standards and policies, information strategies and governance. All this translates to an information ecosystem that puts people at the centre and technology as an enabler. Managing a project information system has to do more with managing human behaviours than managing technology.
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This Book is given to acquaint students with types of information systems that help business organizations get aggregate information as well as managing the information systems with in the organization. This Book give knowledge about Fundamentals of Information systems, solving business problems with information systems, a systems approach to problem solving, developing and implementing a solution, key components of IT, managing IT.After learning this book You can get Acquire skills regarding information technology,Acquire skills of using information ,technology in business and management decision making and Acquire skills of managing information technology.
This book presents a methodology for the design and development of Knowledge Management systems to support New Product Development based on Enterprise Architecture Frameworks (EAFs). The project focuses on information system specifications driven by business and knowledge users’ requirements in the automotive industry. The aim of this research is to extend the capabilities of the latest EAFs so that not only data and information, but also enterprise knowledge can be managed. A formal methodology has been developed based on the extended EAF, and implemented as easy-to-use folders for the management of product development knowledge. A guideline in the form of a flowchart has been developed using a process modelling tool called Design Roadmap. A case study in an automotive product development company proved that the developed methodology can be used to produce the functional specifications of their IT systems to include knowledge management capability. The system specification can then be used, either to assess a company’s existing information systems for future system improvement; or as a guide to developing and implementing complete new information/Knowledge Management systems.
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Describes the role of information sytems in business. Internal organization of the information systems department, and current information systems technology and theory are explored, but the emphasis is on real-life management issues. Casebook available.
For sophmore, junior, senior, and MBA-level MIS and Information Systems courses. These authoritative authors continue to define the MIS course by integrating coverage of essential new technologies, their applications, and their impact on managerial decisions.
Designed as a supplement to the text Information Systems: Management Principles in Action, this collection of real-world vignettes provides students with challenging applications based on the actual problems faced by information systems managers. The vignettes illustrate complex management problems at the corporate, functional, and end-user levels, most of which center around the evaluation of alternative decisions the information systems manager might make and the consequences of those decisions.Topics include information technology as a competitive weapon, strategic information systems planning, the organizational placement of the information systems department, corporate issues and opportunities, specific duties of the information systems department, organizing the information systems department, and much more.
Educational Management Information Systems (EMIS) are crucially important technological tools for the development of education in developing countries. Unfortunately, in West Africa, minimal practical guidance and information exist in terms of how the approach could be effectively harnessed and efficiently utilised. In order for proactive planning and to support the evaluation of investments in the sector, knowledge on levels of awareness and its utility is critical. In the light this, this book has used a case study from Ghana to examine awareness and utilisation of EMIS by stakeholders, e.g. educators, parents, guardians, students, educational NGOs and consultants. The research design was based on questionnaire and deployed purposive sampling technique in selecting the sample population. The study revealed that: the establishment of central coordinating EMIS offices at regional and district levels should be strengthened in order to meet the core objectives of EMIS with the support of stakeholders. Parents, students and teachers rarely used EMIS because they did not know about it. EMIS users are usually those who know about it, hence awareness of EMIS informs its utilisation.
Nowadays companies have taken the task of develop better management information systems in order to help the decision makers to exploit data and models, with the final objective of discussing and improving decision-making. Decision support systems must be improved in order to deal with the large amount of available data and the heterogeneity of existing modeling approaches along the enterprise structure. This book proposes the application of ontologies as a decision support tool, since they are increasingly seen as a key semantic technology for addressing heterogeneities and for enabling data mining by semantics-driven knowledge processing. As a decision support tool, it must be capable of standing as a robust model which interacts among the different decision hierarchical levels, providing a unified framework for data and information. The work presented represents a step forward toward integration among the enterprise hierarchical levels, standardization in processes and enterprises, as well as improved procedures for decision-making. The aforementioned achievements are boosted by the application of semantic models, which are currently increasingly used.
Post harvest management of cereal crops is a major concern for smallholder farmers in developing countries. A number of these countries lose between 30 and 40 per cent of cereals harvest due to inefficiencies in handling and are faced with threats of Aflatoxin due lack of timely and relevant information and knowledge on post harvest management of cereal crops. Decision-making by smallholder farmers is complicated by inappropriate and inefficient information transfer from research and extension services. Additionally, low literacy levels among these smallholder farmers usually prevent farmers from using agricultural information effectively. New developments in ICTs offer possible solutions to these problems and thus the need for carrying out this study. This study used agricultural information theory to analyze the existing Agricultural information systems on post harvest management of cereal crops among smallholder farmers in Bomet County, Kenya. Results revealed that 61% of smallholder farmers reported extension agents as source of agricultural information, 48% from mass media and 1 % from public research institutions and Universities .
Health Information System (HIS) is widely recognized as a technology enabler which improves patient care coordination, enhances provider productivity and facilitates knowledge management activities. A multitude of stand-alone administrative and clinical management systems exist, but their true value is realized when they become an integrated electronic health record solution that can address information requirements across multiple functions. In Malawi, the national Health Management Information System is integrated while at the district level there are stand-alone systems. Stand-alone systems are common in most countries and are a major cause of fragmentation especially in developing countries. Evidence shows that information derived from fragmented systems is untimely and not effective for management use. To address this issue, organisations worldwide are collaborating to integrate stand-alone systems into one. This book is based on a study of two significant systems at the district level, i.e. District Health Information System and drug Logistics Management Information System. The objective was to assess the implications of their integration for improved healthcare services.
Research on Knowledge Systems has evoked great interest amongst Extension professionals all over the world. This book explores the perspectives of Dairy Knowledge Information System (DKIS) in Indian context and analyses the extent of linkages among various actors in the system using actor-linkage matrix. The information management of selected dairy farming innovations are meticulously studied and presented in this book. The constraints in adopting the technologies and role perceptions of various actors of the DKIS are also extensively explored. This invaluable book gives an insight into the DKIS with an Indian perspective and will be highly useful to Extension professionals and students.