Industry Using the Lab
Solving Real-World Problems in Revolutionary Ways
In addition to teaching and research functions, the Netcentricity
Laboratory serves as an important testing ground for today’s organizations
seeking greater productivity and efficiency through digital networks.
Focus in the lab is on the whole range of business-2-business
applications provided by digital networks. Leveraging the expertise and the
cutting-edge technology available in the lab, corporate partners can conduct
"what if" assessments relative to their markets. Using models and
simulations based on real-time information, corporate managers can test and
modify business scenarios, exploit advanced technologies and understand
behavioral or performance of virtual workgroups.
The lab’s outreach activities include an annual “Leveraging Corporate
Knowledge” seminar series, featuring industry and academic experts. A
library of current research papers and an annual CIO forum help keep top
managers up to date on the issues in technology and business.
Private industry or government projects underway:
Sponsor: Maryland Department of Budget and Management
Project: eMaryland Portal as part of the state's multi-million
dollar e-business development plan.
Sponsor: Logistics Management Institute
Project: Department of Defense Supply Chain in the Year
2010—projections and recommendations based on a variety of scenarios.