By Rami Rashkovits, Ilana Lavy (auth.), Hakikur Rahman, Anabela Mesquita, Isabel Ramos, Barbara Pernici (eds.)

This ebook constitutes the lawsuits of the seventh Mediterranean convention on info structures, MCIS 2012, held in Guimaraes, Portugal, in September 2012. MCIS 2012 comprised theories, study, and practices in response to wisdom administration and ideas in firms, society, and companies. The 18 complete papers offered during this quantity have been conscientiously reviewed and chosen from 89 submissions. they're geared up in topical sections on: rising and leading edge details structures, firm platforms and firm engineering, internet 2.0 enabled enterprise types, details caliber administration and knowledge accuracy in cutting edge IS, and ICT functions in healthcare.

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The endoSA goes basically with the idea of the strong person. IT professionals have ‘indirect concern’ to working knowledge and work sytems, instead they firstly pay their attention to the ideas and plans of the strongest person in the organization. IT professionals work as an agent of the power at the moment or the would-be power in the future. This style of thinking and behaviour corresponds to human attitudes toward truth in Nietzscheanism. IT professionals believe that the idea of the power finally dominate the organization as often practiced with the silver bullet theory.

2 Related Work Information seeking strategies and patterns of people in their daily business have been of high interest to information science scholars and have evolved as an extensively developed research area for decades [12]. As a result, various models concerning individual information seeking strategies have emerged. This chapter gives a brief overview of three selected models. Ellis [10] model, which was derived from a grounded theory approach originally consisted of six characteristics of information seeking patterns of social scientists.

Hence, when engaging in the search for unstructured information on the file server users experience usability problems, such as weak search interfaces, poor navigation and inappropriate visualization of information. Timely retrieval of accurate information is a critical success factor for many organizations [4]. However, problems user experience when seeking information can reach from missing or outdated information items to too much information, making it difficult to identify the relevant ones [5].

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