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Organizational Memory Information System : Case Study in Faculty of Computer Science & Information System, UTM

Hamidi, Saidatul Rahah and Abdul Rahman, Azizah (2006) Organizational Memory Information System : Case Study in Faculty of Computer Science & Information System, UTM. In: International Conference on Technology Management 2006, 4 - 5 December 2006, Putrajaya.

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Abstract

Purpose – The paper purposes to evaluate the need for organizational memory information system (OMIS) in Faculty of Computer Science and Information System to improve academic management. Design/methodology/approach – Approach adopted in this research is to implement OMIS characteristics. After examining few models of organizational memory in literature review, OMIS characteristics is identified for implementation and success factor model to assess the OMIS. There are three possible forms of OMIS, namely paper documents, computer documents and self-memory. Findings – IT-based memory is quasi-permanent; knowledge is logged, indexed, secured and organized in such a way that it becomes accessible. IT contributes to organizational memory in at least two ways; by making accumulated knowledge accessible to organization members or by making individuals with knowledge known. OMIS could be achieved by effectively applying framework of OMIS, which include elements of individual, culture, transformation, structure, ecology, external environment, computer based information system and non-IT record and files. This paper indicates that there are 5 blocks of success factor to evaluate OMIS implementation; system quality, information quality, success measure in terms of usage, individual impact and organizational impact. Research limitations/applications – The research is proposed as a prototype to be implemented for the whole module of FSKSM in order to protect their intellectual capital and optimizing the efficiency by managing organizational memory. Practical implications – The paper provides details of solution to academic management on the approach to making organizational memory information system work in practice. Originality/value – The approaches to manage memories in the model have yielded a number of benefits as demonstrated by a case study. This work will be beneficial to researchers and practitioner who are interested in applying OMIS in organization.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:3350
Deposited By: Mr Syed Norris Hikmi Syed Abdullah
Last Modified:23 May 2007 04:28

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