Avaya Inc (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, and the University of Marylands Robert H. Smith School of Business today announced an expansion of their research and development relationship with a new virtual community project and the extension of existing work in communications-enabling supply chains and executive mobility into new scenarios and applications.
The Smith School welcomed top executives to the Technology Council of Maryland's "CIO Series" on February 23. The CIO Series, produced in partnership with the TechExec Forum, was designed to bring together CIOs from local organizations to share best practices and address issues of the day that face the technology community.
A new book released this month offers guidance on how firms can avoid the kind of corporate victories that end up as disasters, harming shareholders and placing the firms future in jeopardy. Beware the Winners Curse: Victories That Can Sink You and Your Company (Oxford University Press, 2004) expands the model of the Winners Curse to explain how companies like Tyco, MCI-WorldCom and Lucent overpaid for acquisitions, and how shareholders suffered as a result.
Dr. Louiqa Raschid, professor of information systems at the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business, is part of a team of researchers awarded a $2-million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for data management research for the life sciences.
The Smith CIO Forum, held October 8, explored the advantages and challenges of mobility with a full day of discussion and presentations on mobility in the workplace. Going Mobile, Changing the Pace and Place of Business brought together the world-class research of the Smith decision and information technologies faculty with the experience of high-level practitioners to explore issues of security, applications performance, and infrastructure key to the success of a mobile work force.
Katherine Stewart, an assistant professor in the Decision and Information Technologies Department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, has received a $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The award, which is for five years, will enable Stewart to examine factors that influence successful uses and applications of Open Source Software (OSS).