Mobile Portals for Knowledge Management

Mobile Portals for Knowledge Management

Hans Lehmann (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand), Ulrich Remus (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany) and Stefan Berger (Detecon International GmbH, Germany)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch101
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More and more people leave their fixed working environment in order to perform their knowledge-intensive tasks at changing locations or while they are on the move. Mobile knowledge workers are often separated from their colleagues, and they have no access to up-to-date knowledge they would have in their offices. Instead, they rely on faxes and messenger services to receive materials from their home bases (Schulte, 1999). In case of time-critical data, this way of communication with their home office is insufficient.

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