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Our paper introduces the Global Knowledge Management Framework (GKMF) which describes components and influence factors of knowledge management in globally distributed settings. The framework identifies the key aspects when designing knowledge management processes and systems and can be used for two main purposes. On the one hand, it guides development(More)
After the hype around Web 2.0, organizations have revisited their efforts on knowledge management in order to create beneficial effects from their employees' activities in social environments. While there is not much doubt about the positive effects on creativity and flexibility, handling the variety of knowledge work environments that are in use at(More)
Enterprise Resource Planning Systems like SAP R/3 provide a software architecture, databases, and applications to support business functions. The universal usability of ERP systems leads to an enormous complexity. This results in specific requirements for corresponding educational processes. This paper shows an integrated approach of combining traditional(More)
The integration of information systems is not a new challenge. As one instrument, standards provide interfaces for integrated information systems. With regard to the recent advent of modern technologies, such as Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN), additional standards must be taken into account. The main objective of(More)
The use of RFID tags in healthcare applications has been gaining momentum over the past decade. This is partly due to recent advances in information technology and the need to reduce errors while simultaneously improving the efficiency of the system. We, at the RFID European Lab, have been studying various aspects of RFID implementations in healthcare(More)
Ambient intelligence systems facilitate job performance by medical staff in health care services. Several papers detail scenarios in which these technologies may support clinicians in their daily work processes, but their specific characteristics suggest such technologies also could be useful for surveillance and subsequent control of employees. Until now,(More)