Encouraging Global IS Collaborative Networks with a Knowledge Portal
Carol Pollard (Appalachian State University, USA), Prashant Palvia (University of North Carolina, Greensboro, USA), Mary Lind (North Carolina Agriculture and Technology State University, USA) and Choton Basu (University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, USA)
Copyright: © 2007
This article describes the proposed design, development, implementation and evaluation of an extensive interactive knowledge portal to support the global IT management community. The portal will provide universal access to a knowledge database and online collaborative tools, including a research lab and online educational materials and pedagogical tools. Specific objectives include support and facilitation of an ambitious program of collaborative research; a shared facility for storing large datasets; a platform for student use; tool development collaboration; interface with community leaders; a share data archive for course projects; supporting the complex, collaborative, and international network of academic and industrial global information technology communities. The objective of this article is to provide a template for those who are considering submissions to funding agencies for similar infrastructure development.