Ahmed A. Ataullah

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The recent introduction of several pieces of legislation mandating minimum and maximum retention periods for corporate records has prompted the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) community to develop various records retention solutions. Records retention is a significant subfield of records management, and legal records retention requirements apply over(More)
Work related to improving the performance of web based ecommerce servers has largely focused on providing better response times and higher throughput. However the most important performance metric for businesses is profitability. Thus it is imperative that online businesses identify valuable user sessions and ensure their completion in transient and(More)
Transactional business records are subject to a wide array of regulatory and auditing requirements. The problem of converting task specific business policies to database level constraints is challenging due to the immense complexity of corporate workflows and record lifecycles. In this paper we present a modeling framework for identifying business processes(More)
Given the high value of the online search market, whether brand perception or quality of search results matters more for users is a highly salient question. This paper presents findings of the largest controlled, systematic preference elicitation study of search quality versus brand perception. We examine a total of 548 instances of sponsored and organic(More)
Relational databases contain a large number intertwined transaction level facts that can collectively (or independently) represent innumerable business records. In this paper we present a framework for defining business records contained in a database system as queries and then specifying retention policies over them. We also highlight several key issues(More)
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