Stefan Thalmann

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Maturity models are popular instruments used, e.g., to rate capabilities of maturing elements and select appropriate actions to take the elements to a higher level of maturity. Their application areas are wide spread and range from cognitive science to business applications and engineering. Although there are many maturity models reported in scientific and(More)
Organizational risk management should not only rely on protecting data and information but also on protecting knowledge which is underdeveloped in many cases or measures are applied in an uncoordinated, dispersed way. Therefore, we propose a consistent top-down translation from the organizational risk management goals to implemented controls to overcome(More)
Complex IT outsourcing arrangements promise numerous benefits such as increased cost predictability and reduced costs, higher flexibility and scalability upon demand. Organizations trying to realize these benefits, however, face several security and compliance challenges. In this article, we investigate the pressure to take action with respect to such(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)
Many organizations hoping for cost savings and higher flexibility consider consuming services from service providers or combining such services with services offered organization-internally. Organizations, however, often renounce from the expected advantages due to security and compliance concerns. The key challenges leading to these security and compliance(More)
The importance of comprehensive annotations for learning resources is widely recognized. However, it is often unclear how these annotations should be created. A promising solution might be that learners annotate learning resources during execution of learning processes. This paper examines tagging as a learner-driven approach that can be used to get(More)
Even though knowledge management has been around for more than a decade, so far concrete instruments that can be systematically deployed are still rare. This paper presents an optimization solution targeted at flexible management of office space considering knowledge management criteria in order to enhance knowledge work productivity. The paper presents the(More)