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Evolving communities of practice: IBM Global Services experience

P. Gongla, C. R. Rizzuto
2001 IBM Systems Journal  
In 1995, IBM Global Services began implementing a business model that included support for the growth and development of communities of practice focused on the competencies of the organization.  ...  Also described are specific scenarios of communities within IBM Global Services at various stages of evolution.  ...  Acknowledgments We would like to acknowledge and thank: • All of the knowledge network core teams and communities that have worked so hard to make communities of practice a reality within IBM Global Services  ... 
doi:10.1147/sj.404.0842 fatcat:coq23eqkvve7jjqzvb3ogoqexa

Social Media and Evolving Marketing Communication Using IT

Mario Recine, Janet Prichard, Abhijit Chaudhury
2013 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
This case study covers the evolution of their marketing communication function using information technology.  ...  Currently, it is part of the European multinational firm Schneider Electric. APC has always been at the cutting edge of using information systems.  ...  The focus has evolved beyond the marketing funnel toward the end-to-end process of selling as well as execution.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03308 fatcat:wlbyrwdffjas5fms53ea3i65me

Exploring, exploiting and evolving diversity of aquatic ecosystem models: a community perspective

Annette B. G. Janssen, George B. Arhonditsis, Arthur Beusen, Karsten Bolding, Louise Bruce, Jorn Bruggeman, Raoul-Marie Couture, Andrea S. Downing, J. Alex Elliott, Marieke A. Frassl, Gideon Gal, Daan J. Gerla (+27 others)
2015 Aquatic Ecology  
Here, we present a community perspective on how to explore, exploit and evolve the diversity in aquatic ecosystem models.  ...  Finally, we discuss how model diversity came about in the past and could evolve in the future. Throughout our study, we use Handling Editor: Piet Spaak.  ...  Additionally, we foresee that ensemble modelling will become common practice because of (1) the emergence of active communities of aquatic ecosystem modellers such as AEMON; (2) the increase in freely  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10452-015-9544-1 fatcat:u37bpbb46vfelpjmo3porjlpuq

Sustainability of Open Source software communities beyond a fork: How and why has the LibreOffice project evolved?

Jonas Gamalielsson, Björn Lundell
2014 Journal of Systems and Software  
Further, we present results from an analysis of first hand experiences from contributors in the LibreOffice community.  ...  Our analysis provides details on developer communities for the LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice projects and specifically concerning how they have evolved from the OpenOffice.org community with respect  ...  We also note that IBM is an active supporter and contributor to the AOO project (IBM, 2011).  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2013.11.1077 fatcat:pgmjg2au7rat5c4f7fp47rdwza

Communities of Practice: Building and Sustaining Global Learning Communities [chapter]

Yury Boshyk
2014 Experience-Driven Leader Development  
learning and sharing in our community of practice--the Global Forum.  ...  The emphasis is on sharing our learning from practical experience and not an exploration of the theoretical aspects.  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781118918838.ch66 fatcat:oikhnu2ccvajtel5jgwvjeuwt4

Service Blueprinting: A Practical Technique for Service Innovation

Mary Jo Bitner, Amy L. Ostrom, Felicia N. Morgan
2008 California Management Review  
Companies, governments, and universities around the world have recently awakened to the realization that services dominate global economies and economic growth. 1 Yet, in practice, innovation in services  ...  current focus of many businesses on creating value through customer experiences suggest a need for innovative methods, techniques, and R&D practices for service(s).  ...  customer experience design practices.  ... 
doi:10.2307/41166446 fatcat:pfvchs4alna5podrlnonzx7xq4

LDAP: framework, practices, and trends

V. Koutsonikola, A. Vakali
2004 IEEE Internet Computing  
Directory services facilitate access to information organized under a variety of frameworks and applications.  ...  IBM Tivoli, Novell, Sun, Oracle, Microsoft, and many other vendors feature LDAP-based implementations.  ...  LDAP is thus an evolving ground for research on new and existing data management practices.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mic.2004.44 fatcat:ygqli7lcwrcu3jgiat2obxfhni

DEMYSTIFYING VIRTUAL COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE: A Case Study of IBM

Ayse KOK
2010 The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education  
The purpose of this proposed research study is to empirically explore the nature of virtual communities of practice (CoP) in a global organisation within the context of its International Corporate Volunteer  ...  confirmed the important role that the quality of dialogue plays in the cultivation of effective communities of practice this study shows that despite the quality of exchanges, virtual CoP are not necessarily  ...  Ayse KOK Educational Studies, Kellogg College, University of Oxford Email: Ayse.kok@kellogg.ox.ac.uk  ... 
doaj:aa6fd64f8090484f9ff005cdc3db1333 fatcat:rlytbs4edzb5zkjn243rdwm7uq

The Evolving Future of Cardiovascular Practice

Valentin Fuster
2015 Journal of the American College of Cardiology  
and toward rapidly integrating evolving knowledge via continuous education through different means of communication.  ...  Such personnel will have the aid of predictive analytics technologies, such as Watson Health (IBM, Armonk, New York), that will be continuously gathering health-related data of individuals.IBM research  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2015.06.008 pmid:26205601 fatcat:5tlt6a6iozh57psqtqfhtrklpm

UML in practice

Marian Petre
2013 2013 35th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)  
This paper presents a corpus of interviews with 50 professional software engineers in 50 companies and identifies 5 patterns of UML use.  ...  UML has been described by some as "the lingua franca of software engineering". Evidence from industry does not necessarily support such endorsements.  ...  The IBM speaker and the informant had very different models of what 'using UML' means in practice, with different implications. Budgen et al.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2013.6606618 dblp:conf/icse/Petre13 fatcat:ial7wlfswnbtlp26jfupt777gu

Application portals: practice and experience

Mary Thomas, Maytal Dahan, Kurt Mueller, Steve Mock, Cathie Mills, Ray Regno
2002 Concurrency and Computation  
We describe the architecture and design of the portal system, Grid services and systems employed, as well as the unique features of the system.  ...  In this paper, we describe our experiences gained in building Grid portals and developing software for the Grid.  ...  Environments research area of the Global Grid Forum [13, 14] .  ... 
doi:10.1002/cpe.694 fatcat:pfjlwdzrx5avnhgflhyizuxfra

CHANGES IN THE IT OUTSOURCING PRACTICE: A CLIENT-VENDOR VIEWPOINT

2012 Issues in Information Systems  
For example, IT outsourcing has evolved beyond arms-length transaction, and has more recently encompassed a wide range of high-level systems and services that are provided through collaboration and strategic  ...  Review of the literature indicates that as clients and vendors have gained more experience, their relationship characteristics have noticeably changed, and the landscape of modern IT outsourcing industry  ...  , and experience.  ... 
doi:10.48009/2_iis_2012_146-154 fatcat:doxxzeor4nhkljwp3a5crae7ym

Promoting career studies in theory and practice

Michael Arthur
2010 Journal of the National Institute for Career Education and Counselling  
We will close with an appeal to promote and sustain future interdisciplinary conversation, as well as greater interaction between the arenas of theory and practice.  ...  We will briefly review the field of career studies, show how it complements ideas on 'vocational guidance', examine the emergence of the global knowledge-driven economy, and highlight the existence of  ...  Arthur, Hall and Lawrence, 1989; Gunz and Peiperl, 2007; Inkson, 2007) , on the definition of career as 'the evolving sequence of a person's work experiences over time'.  ... 
doi:10.20856/jnicec.2302 fatcat:yct7owe7sbfqtper2t32kivpya

"Smart city" concept. Implementation practice

Alisa Vishnivetskaya, Elena Alexandrova
2019 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Currently, particular attention is paid to urban environment improvement on the basis of wide information-communication technologies employment.  ...  This article is addressing evolution of "smart city" concept and contains analysis of its worldwide implementation in accordance with projects data regarding the degree of their technological and organizational  ...  Acknowledgements The article was prepared as part of the work on the grant of the President of the Russian Federation NSh-4028.2018.6.  ... 
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/497/1/012019 fatcat:inzhjwjhdjaa5moaytsjs2ippa

Nonparametric Functional Data Analysis: Theory And Practice

Z. Q. John Lu
2007 Technometrics  
and other strange connections ipc with coursemate interactive video activities infotrac 1-semester printed access card engaging 4ltr press titles for communication the new global frontier urbanization  ...  for the practicing clinician oca oracle database 12c administrator certified associate study guide exams 1z0-061 and 1z0-062 ibm pc assembly language a guide for programmers ghosts of the world true tales  ... 
doi:10.1198/tech.2007.s483 fatcat:lva7stz75reuvfzpix6irzzooa
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