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Activity management as a Web service.
October 1, 2006... INTRODUCTION This paper is a companion to "Business activity patterns: A new model for collaborative business applications," which also appears in this issue of the IBM Systems Journal. (1) Today's tools provide little support for team members working together on a collaborative...
Business activity patterns: a new model for collaborative business applications.
October 1, 2006... INTRODUCTION This paper is a companion to "Activity management as a Web service," which also appears in this issue of the IBM Systems Journal. (1) Accomplishing complex work in businesses requires a great deal of coordination between people and careful management of the numerous...
Beyond predictable workflows: enhancing productivity in artful business processes.
October 1, 2006... INTRODUCTION In most companies, managers are under pressure to reduce costs and improve productivity. In this paper, we give a practitioner's perspective on some of the challenges of improving workforce productivity and offer some emerging technical solutions that can be used to...
October 1, 2006... The focus on innovation in today's business world has increased awareness of the crucial role collaboration plays in the workplace. At the same time, business globalization often leads to the geographical separation of teams within an organization, which makes collaboration more difficult....
October 1, 2006... Collaboration in today's global business environment is being highlighted by management experts and financial analysts as critical to innovation and the creation of new business models. Successful collaborations that were created outside the traditional business world, such as Wikipedia[R]...