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A company for the 21st century / Banek Zorica, Mihaela ; Maran, Martina ; Šnajder, Marko.

By: Banek Zorica, Mihaela.
Contributor(s): Maran, Martina [aut] | Šnajder, Marko [aut].
Material type: ArticleArticleDescription: 58-61 str.Other title: A Company for the 21st Century [Naslov na engleskom:].Subject(s): 5.04 | web 2.0, enterprise, SKOS hrv | web 2.0, enterprise, SKOS eng In: Bobcatsss 2012: 20th International Conference on Information Science (23-25. 01. 2012. ; Amsterdam, Nizozemska) Information in e-motion: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Information Science str. 58-61Riekert, Wolf-Fritz ; Simon, IngeborgSummary: Considering the impact that Web 2.0 and new technologies are having it would be imprudent to think they would not leave their mark on the business world. The paper focuses on the inner workings of a corporation that utilizes all the new resources available to them. For the purpose of the paper a fictional insurance company was set and put in different real life situations in order to define ways in which it can adapt to the new electronic environment and keep up with competition. The internal system based on social networking principle was chosen to help employees feel as a part of the business community. The company’s social network presents a combination of different Web 2.0 tools (such as Facebook, LinkedIn) and a content management system. Such a unique organization has provided a collaborative environment where employees are able to communicate in a more informal way thus making communication and knowledge sharing more efficient. The company’s wiki environment was implemented in order to enable knowledge transfer, primarily, form the experienced to novice employees but also to create a united knowledge base. Added to the aforementioned was the modern archiving system and digitized documentation which was organized in according to the SKOS principles. Besides dealing with the theoretical background the project yielded a web portal, the company intranet web site which served as a testing ground for Web 2.0 tools. The goal of the project was to see what can be done to improve the dynamics of the site and its interactivity.
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Considering the impact that Web 2.0 and new technologies are having it would be imprudent to think they would not leave their mark on the business world. The paper focuses on the inner workings of a corporation that utilizes all the new resources available to them. For the purpose of the paper a fictional insurance company was set and put in different real life situations in order to define ways in which it can adapt to the new electronic environment and keep up with competition. The internal system based on social networking principle was chosen to help employees feel as a part of the business community. The company’s social network presents a combination of different Web 2.0 tools (such as Facebook, LinkedIn) and a content management system. Such a unique organization has provided a collaborative environment where employees are able to communicate in a more informal way thus making communication and knowledge sharing more efficient. The company’s wiki environment was implemented in order to enable knowledge transfer, primarily, form the experienced to novice employees but also to create a united knowledge base. Added to the aforementioned was the modern archiving system and digitized documentation which was organized in according to the SKOS principles. Besides dealing with the theoretical background the project yielded a web portal, the company intranet web site which served as a testing ground for Web 2.0 tools. The goal of the project was to see what can be done to improve the dynamics of the site and its interactivity.

Projekt MZOS 130-1301799-1755

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