Improving Organizational Effectiveness with Enterprise Information Systems

Improving Organizational Effectiveness with Enterprise Information Systems

João Eduardo Varajão (University of Minho, Portugal), Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha (Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal) and Ricardo Martinho (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal & CINTESIS - Center for Research in Health Technologies and Information Systems, Portugal)
Indexed In: SCOPUS
Release Date: July, 2015|Copyright: © 2015 |Pages: 318
ISBN13: 9781466683686|ISBN10: 1466683686|EISBN13: 9781466683693|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8368-6


Information and communication technologies are widely used to improve organizational efficiency and ensure effective workflows. Technology and software systems provide the opportunity to improve productivity and efficiency when used correctly; however, professionals continue to encounter challenges in a variety of settings.

Improving Organizational Effectiveness with Enterprise Information Systems analyzes the challenges and solutions associated with integrating new technologies in organizations, including key topics in cloud computing, project management, and operational procedure development and implementation. This publication is an essential reference source for senior managers, CIOs, ICT professionals, project managers, researchers, academicians, and upper level students interested in the applications and advances in ICTs and IS.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Business Process Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Generic Semantic Search Platform
  • Global Decision Support Systems
  • Managerial Strategies
  • Online Safety
  • Project Management
  • Semantic Integration Framework

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

João Varajão is currently a Professor of information systems and project management at the University of Minho. He is also a researcher of the Algoritmi research center. Born and raised in Portugal, he attended the University of Minho, earning his Undergraduate (1995), Masters (1997) and Doctorate (2003) degrees in Technologies and Information Systems. In 2012, he received his Habilitation degree from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. His current main research interests are in Information Systems Management and Information Systems Project Management. Before joining academia, he worked as an IT/IS consultant, project manager, information systems analyst and software developer, for private companies and public institutions. He has supervised more than 50 Masters and Doctoral dissertations in the Information Systems field. He has published over 250 works, including refereed publications, authored books, edited books, as well as book chapters and communications at international conferences. He serves as editor-in-chief, associate editor and member of the editorial board for international journals and has served in numerous committees of international conferences and workshops. He is co-founder of CENTERIS - Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems and ProjMAN - International Conference on Project MANagement.
Maria Manuela Cruz-Cunha is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Technology at the Polytechnic Institute of Cavado and Ave, Portugal. She holds a Dipl. Eng. in the field of Systems and Informatics Engineering, an M.Sci. in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and a Dr.Sci in the field of Production Systems Engineering. She teaches subjects related with Information Systems, Information Technologies and Organizational Models to undergraduate and post-graduate studies. She supervises several PhD projects in the domain of Virtual Enterprises and Information Systems and Technologies. She regularly publishes in international peer-reviewed journals and participates on international scientific conferences. She serves as a member of Editorial Board and Associate Editor for several International Journals and for several Scientific Committees of International Conferences. She has authored and edited 25 books and her work appears in more than 150 papers published in journals, book chapters and conference proceedings. She is the co-founder and co-chair of CENTERIS – Conference on ENTERprise Information Systems and ViNOrg - International Conference on Virtual and Networked Organizations: Emergent Technologies and Tools.
Ricardo Martinho is an Associate Professor at the School of Technology and Management – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal. He teaches several subjects related to enterprise information systems, enterprise application development, software engineering (agile methods) and healthcare computer programming and information systems. He graduated in Electrical Engineering – Computer Science from University of Coimbra, received his MSc in Computer Science - Information Systems Programming from IST - Technical University of Lisbon, and his PhD from University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro. He is currently the Head of the Healthcare Informatics BSc. degree, and participates as a consultant in several enterprise and healthcare-related research projects. He supervises several MSc and PhD theses in the Computer Science – Healthcare Informatics research areas. He has several publications in conference proceedings, book chapters and journals, related to Business Process Management, Software Engineering and Health Informatics research areas. He serves as editor-in-chief, member of editorial board and reviewer for several books and international journals, and has served in several committees of international conferences. He is a co-founder of HCist – International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies (