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Radant O.,BearingPoint
International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals | Year: 2014

The skill shortage is becoming an ever-increasing challenge for Information Technology (IT) departments. To allocate the resources in the best possible way is even more important. The challenge is to improve the company not only on the side of the organizational and process level, but to develop new strategies and approaches in human resource management. Only a symbiosis of these disciplines will enable relevant and indispensable employees to promote loyalty to the company. A frequent change of the work place, for a well-trained professional, is so long associated with normality until they find the best environment for their needs and expectations. These expectations are no longer just on a financial level. This work will analyse the previous work on these topics and demonstrate first conclusions regarding a way forward. Copyright © 2014, IGI Global. Source


Radant O.,BearingPoint | Colomo-Palacios R.,Ostfold University College | Stantchev V.,SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin
International Journal of Knowledge Management | Year: 2014

The skill shortage is becoming an ever-increasing challenge for IT departments. Allocation of resources in the best possible way is even more important. The challenge is to improve the enterprise not only on the side of the organizational and process level, but to develop new strategies and approaches in human resource management. Only a symbiosis of the disciplines economics, psychology and information technology will enable relevant and indispensable employees and promote loyalty to the company. A frequent change of the work place, for a well-trained professional, is so long associated with normality until they find the best environment for fulfilling their needs and expectations. These expectations are no longer just on a financial level. This paper will analyse the previous work on these topics and demonstrate first conclusions regarding a way forward. Copyright © 2014, IGI Global. Source


Eder J.M.,University of Trier | Mutsaerts C.F.,BearingPoint | Sriwannawit P.,KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Energy Research and Social Science | Year: 2015

With diffusion theory as the point of departure, this study analyses the factors that influence the adoption of renewable electricity from individual households' perspectives. The analysis is based on a case study provided by a Swedish energy service company operating in rural Uganda. The company distributes electricity to rural households via a mini-grid powered by a biomass gasification system. Three critical dimensions are identified to be crucial for adoption: technical, economic, and social. First, there is an emphasis on the relative advantages of the new technology. Second, there are economic requirements regarding a viable financial system for adopters, especially in such a low-income market. Third, the social dimension is critical, particularly the importance of foreign firms collaborating with local actors. We further suggest that a lack of understanding of local communities can lead foreign companies to fail in diffusion attempts. While we focus on Uganda, the results of our research are highly relevant for foreign actors who attempt to penetrate rural markets in developing countries in general. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. Source


Hein P.,BearingPoint | Biswas D.,Nokia Inc. | Martucci L.A.,TU Darmstadt | Muhlhauser M.,TU Darmstadt
Proceedings of IEEE International Symposium on High Assurance Systems Engineering | Year: 2011

In today's collaborative business environment there is a need to share information across organizational boundaries. Publish/Subscribe systems are ideal for such scenarios as they allow real-time information to be shared in an asynchronous fashion. In this work, we focus on the access control aspect. While access control in general for publish/subscribe systems has been studied before, their usage in a multi-organizational scenario leads to some novel challenges. Here a publisher might wish to enforce restrictions w.r.t. not only subscribers, but also other publishers publishing certain event types due to competitive or regulatory reasons. With different publishers and subscribers having their own preferences and restrictions, conflicts are evident w.r.t. both publishing and subscribing to specific event types. Given this, the first contribution of this work is to provide efficient conflict detection and resolution algorithms The other important (and often ignored) aspect of large scale and evolving systems is that of efficiently handling modifications to existing policies, e.g. a rule may become invalid after a certain period of time. Our approach in handling such modifications is two-fold: (i) to maintain consistency and (ii) to automatically detect and enforce rules which could not have been enforced earlier due to conflicts. The second contribution of our work is thus to provide lifecycle management for access control rules, which is tightly coupled with the conflict detection and resolution algorithms. © 2011 IEEE. Source


Radant O.,BearingPoint | Colomo-Palacios R.,Ostfold University College | Stantchev V.,SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Journal of Information Technology Research | Year: 2016

Due to an unsatisfying demographic development in most European states, companies have to solve a trade-off between a needed increasement of productivity on the other hand and fewer highly skilled employees on the other hand. In this paper, authors propose factors for different layers of a framework to manage scarce resources in IT-departments. These layers aim for different relevant dimensions of employee satisfaction like wages, psychological development of employees and work life balance. Authors present a structured literature review to screen relevant publications on the topic. This paper offers white range of different factors regarding the management of labour shortage and highly skilled employees in companies which can be used to build a holistic model or framework to solve the challenges of the upcoming demographic change in Europe. Although the topic is quite popular in scientific literature, there is not a study devoted to identify these factors in organizational contexts. This paper is aimed to bridge this gap. Copyright © 2016, IGI Global. Source

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