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Radant O.,BearingPoint Germany | Palacios R.C.,Ostfold University College | Stantchev V.,SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin
International Journal of Engineering Education | Year: 2016

In a field like Software Engineering, highly dependent on knowledge, continuing education is key to warrantee business sustainability. In this scenario, relying on continuing educational measures is crucial to support organizations in their competence management programs. In order to validate a set of measures, in this paper an interview study regarding continuing education measures is reported. The study was carried out in late 2014, early 2015 with some of the most experienced SE professionals from the consulting company BearingPoint. Study findings suggest an increasing relevance of such educational measures. Furthermore, authors provide insights about relevant educational measures, improvement areas in employees' training, commonly experienced problems, as well as instruments for control and evaluation. © 2016 TEMPUS Publications.

Gockel C.,University of Fribourg | Gockel C.,SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin | Kolb P.M.,University of Stuttgart | Werth L.,University of Hohenheim
PLoS ONE | Year: 2014

Temperature-related words such as cold-blooded and hot-headed can be used to describe criminal behavior. Words associated with coldness describe premeditated behavior and words associated with heat describe impulsive behavior. Building on recent research about the close interplay between physical and interpersonal coldness and warmth, we examined in a lab experiment how ambient temperature within a comfort zone influences judgments of criminals. Participants in rooms with low temperature regarded criminals to be more cold-blooded than participants in rooms with high temperature. Specifically, they were more likely to attribute premeditated crimes, ascribed crimes resulting in higher degrees of penalty, and attributed more murders to criminals. Likewise, participants in rooms with high temperature regarded criminals to be more hot-headed than participants in rooms with low temperature: They were more likely to attribute impulsive crimes. Results imply that cognitive representations of temperature are closely related to representations of criminal behavior and attributions of intent. © 2014 Gockel et al.

Prieto-Gonzalez L.,Charles III University of Madrid | Stantchev V.,SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin | Colomo-Palacios R.,Charles III University of Madrid
International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies | Year: 2014

Information overload is becoming bigger as internet grows. This entails several problems such as difficulty in finding information and redundancy of knowledge. In this paper, a solution of these problems is presented as a global representation of knowledge based on human perception, and modelled by means of ontologies. In this study we present the approach with several advantages as well as some drawbacks related to state of the art technologies. Copyright © 2014 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Petruch K.,Telekom Deutschland GmbH | Stantchev V.,FOM Hochschule fur Oekonomie und Management | Tamm G.,SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin
International Journal of Web and Grid Services | Year: 2011

The purpose of this work is to provide a representative survey of current trends in the perception, assessment and adoption of cloud computing within the enterprise. Cloud computing can be regarded as the general principle for using and providing web and grid services. First, we provide a meta-study, where we evaluate existing and published empirical studies. Furthermore, we conduct and evaluate an own empirical study with a representative group of European and International enterprises. Key findings of the work include the significantly higher importance of Business Drivers for the adoption of cloud computing, as compared to Technical Drivers. © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Stantcheva L.,Presidio | Stantchev V.,SRH University of Applied Sciences Berlin
International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals | Year: 2014

In this paper, the authors analyze approaches for addressing sustainability in established IT-Governance frameworks. Such frameworks are considered to be a powerful tool for ensuring compliance and proper IT operation in modern organizations. The authors assume that - in the context of the seismic changes in IT provisioning and usage that current trends such as Cloud Computing and Hybrid Computing are causing - there are potentials in them to improve sustainability of organizations' operations at both IT and business level too. The analysis is conducted in a holistic way, taking into account organizational and process aspects, sustainability of resource usage, IT-related aspects, as well as incorporating the view of the overall IT-Governance. The presented case study within a mid-sized German enterprise provides a corroboration of the proposed approach by measures for both its feasibility and effectiveness. Copyright © 2014, IGI Global.

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