The chapters in this volume explore cutting-edge research being conducted on emerging information technologies. All of the technologies are well known; this book's unique contribution is its explanation of the application and relevance for managers, consultants, and decision makers. The ultimate purpose of Emerging Information Technologies is to enable its readers - managers, consultants, scholars, and researchers - to build bridges from technological emergence to the technological sublime. In-depth topics include * Recommendation Systems * Hypermedia/Hypertext * Data Warehousing * Artificial Intelligence (AI) * Group Support Systems (GSS) * Executive Information Systems (EIS) * Virtual Teams * Information Delivery Systems (IDS) * E-Commerce * Client Server Systems * Knowledge Work Productivity

Knowledge Work Productivity: Features and Functions of Information Technologies

Knowledge Work Productivity: Features and Functions of Information Technologies

Knowledge work productivity: Features and functions of information technologies

Some information technologies are a response to existing or emerging needs of individuals, groups, and organizations. Other technologies are created with the expectation that uses will emerge. An example of the first is the emergence of a set of information technology software with features and functions for productivity in knowledge work. Information technologies for knowledge work have been developed because knowledge work has become more important, and the productivity issues have become clear. The creation of technology for the organization activities of knowledge work is understood, but the mapping of technology to the detailed needs is not well defined. This chapter addresses the mapping by explaining the nature ...

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