International Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (ISSN: 1746-8167) Volume 1 Issue 3
Stafford S. Cuffe, Ph.D.
School of Business and Entrepreneurship, Nova Southeastern University
School of Professional Studies, Regis University
Globalization has significantly changed the business practices employed by global companies over the last five years. The integration of emerging technologies into business processes has created a demand for new knowledge management systems. This paradigm shift has had a profound impact on some leading industries (e.g., automotive). The evolution of information systems and the reengineering of business processes have created a demand for managers with “data savvy” skill sets. The automotive industry was examined in the light of some significant changes that are occurring in the global market place. This article examines the drivers fueling the convergence of time, distance, data, voice, and video into web-centric information systems. This research will also explain some of the current knowledge management systems utilized by major organizations to create, capture, refine, store manage, and distribute knowledge across various units, divisions, and departments in a relatively seamless manner. Finally, the article will explain emerging (hybrid) knowledge management systems that are being used to meet the needs of mobile managers with real time data, information, knowledge, and wisdom and thereby providing better decisions.
Keywords: Emerging Knowledge management systems (EKMS), emerging technologies, e-commerce, m-business, wireless, protocols, client/server, IEEE, automotive industries, data warehouse (DW), supply chain management (SCM), enterprise resources management (ERP), management information systems (MIS), executive information systems (EIS), decision support systems, knowledge base (KB), business analytics (BA), artificial intelligence (AI), Intranet, Internet 2, Extranet, extensible markup language (XML)