University of Auckland Business School

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  • White Papers // May 2013

    Flexibilization of Service Processes: Toward an Economic Optimization Model

    Although the importance of flexibility has long been recognized in the service industry, scholars and practitioners alike still struggle to express the value of flexible services in economic terms. The authors perceive that many service providers tend to strive for very flexible service processes no matter in which ecosystem they...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Multivendor Portfolio Strategies in Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing emerges as a powerful driver of the information technology industry and many companies are willing to exploit the advantages this development bears. However, services provided by the cloud are subject to default which can result in major economic damage for the client. Moreover, different cloud service providers may...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Role of Uncertainty in Cloud Computing Continuance: Antecendents, Mitigators, and Consequences

    While initial acceptance of Information Systems (IS) is an important step, the elimination of an up-front commitment implies that the success of cloud-based services depends on customers' continued use rather than the initial adoption. Even in long term business relationships, it is difficult for users to judge the true qualities,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Interdependencies Between Automation and Sourcing of Business Processes

    Automating business processes or relocating the processes to low-wage countries is two frequently used measures to decrease cost. With the main focus on cost reduction, however, productivity differences between locations as well as interdependencies between automation and sourcing are often inadequately considered. In fact, automation and sourcing opportunities are usually...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    A Formal Model of a Virtual Filesystem Switch

    This paper presents a formal model that is part of the authors' effort to construct a verified file system for Flash memory. To modularize the verification they factor out generic aspects into a common component that is inspired by the Linux Virtual Filesystem Switch (VFS) and provides POSIX compatible operations....

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Enhancing Safety and Security of Distributed Systems Through Formal Patterns

    Distributed systems are often safety- and security-critical systems and have strong qualitative and quantitative formal requirements, equally important time-critical performance-based quality of service properties, and need to dynamically adapt to changes in a potentially hostile and often probabilistic environment. These aspects make distributed systems complex and hard to design, build,...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Requirements Engineering for Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing gets increasingly established in industrial practice as an option for modeling cost-efficient and demand-oriented information systems. Despite the increasing acceptance of cloud computing within the industry many important questions remain unanswered. Issues related to the best architectures, legal issues and pricing models, suppliers of cloud-based solutions are faced...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Adaptation of Process Models - A Semantic-Based Approach

    Semantic Business Process Management is an emerging research area to support enterprises achieving economic and strategic objectives and improving their daily business. However, the magnitude of changes which are required for models that capture the business processes is a challenge today. The necessity to change process models in order to...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Valuating Business Process Flexibility Achieved Through an Alternative Execution Path

    In this paper, the authors contribute to the research on the valuation of business process flexibility. This flexibility provides the ability for companies to select the most appropriate execution path for each process instance at runtime from alternative execution paths. Therefore, they introduce a model to calculate the value of...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Accumulated Weight Of Evidence In Audit Fee Research

    Research on factors related to audit fees has become widespread in recent decades, with nearly 200 papers now published. The studies examine issues such as audit quality or independence, using a model of the relationship of audit fees to the variables of interest, with controls for the size, complexity and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Isomorphism In Social And Environmental Disclosures

    Legitimacy theory suggests that differences in stakeholders will lead to trade-offs between different types of Social and Environmental Disclosures (SED). The authors test this proposition by comparing disclosure in two countries with different social issues, because they are developed and developing. They compare various qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Requirements on IT Business Value Measures for Mobile-Integrated Business Processes

    The IT productivity paradox raised the issue of finding appropriate measures for capturing the business value of information technology. While the topic is much discussed on the general IT level, there is little research on the specific investments in innovative mobile and ubiquitous technologies. In this paper, the authors applied...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Implementing AUTOSAR Scheduling and Resource Management on an Embedded SMT Processor

    The AUTOSAR specification provides a common standard for software development in the automotive domain. Its functional definition is based on the concept of single-threaded processors. Recent trends in embedded processors provide new possibilities for more powerful processors using parallel execution techniques like multithreading and multi-cores. The authors discuss the implementation...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Self-Optimized Routing in a Network-on-a-Chip

    Many-cores are on the cusp of becoming state-of-the-art processor technology for the next decade. To guarantee efficient communication between multiple cores, a Network-on-Chip (NoC) is considered as an alternative to overcome the limitations of the ubiquitous bus technology. In this paper, the authors present an approach to further improve the...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Semantic Business Process Modeling - Benefits and Capability

    Models describing business processes in a company now-a-days have the drawback that they are not machine-processable for two reasons: First, the terminology is not formalized. Second, the dynamic semantics of the process model is not formally defined. Thus, many discussions and human work is necessary in order to create and...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2007

    Methods for Design of Semantic Message-Based B2B Interaction Standards

    The business interest in interoperability is rapidly growing. However, interoperability is not an easy target and is in many cases not easily achieved. One of the means to reach interoperability, standardization of B2B interactions, is often lacking quality which unfortunately has impact on interoperability. It is well-known that methods can...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Isomorphism In Social And Environmental Disclosures

    Legitimacy theory suggests that differences in stakeholders will lead to trade-offs between different types of Social and Environmental Disclosures (SED). The authors test this proposition by comparing disclosure in two countries with different social issues, because they are developed and developing. They compare various qualitative and quantitative characteristics of the...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    A Formal Model of a Virtual Filesystem Switch

    This paper presents a formal model that is part of the authors' effort to construct a verified file system for Flash memory. To modularize the verification they factor out generic aspects into a common component that is inspired by the Linux Virtual Filesystem Switch (VFS) and provides POSIX compatible operations....

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Flexibilization of Service Processes: Toward an Economic Optimization Model

    Although the importance of flexibility has long been recognized in the service industry, scholars and practitioners alike still struggle to express the value of flexible services in economic terms. The authors perceive that many service providers tend to strive for very flexible service processes no matter in which ecosystem they...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // May 2013

    Multivendor Portfolio Strategies in Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing emerges as a powerful driver of the information technology industry and many companies are willing to exploit the advantages this development bears. However, services provided by the cloud are subject to default which can result in major economic damage for the client. Moreover, different cloud service providers may...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // May 2013

    The Role of Uncertainty in Cloud Computing Continuance: Antecendents, Mitigators, and Consequences

    While initial acceptance of Information Systems (IS) is an important step, the elimination of an up-front commitment implies that the success of cloud-based services depends on customers' continued use rather than the initial adoption. Even in long term business relationships, it is difficult for users to judge the true qualities,...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Sep 2011

    Requirements Engineering for Cloud Computing

    Cloud computing gets increasingly established in industrial practice as an option for modeling cost-efficient and demand-oriented information systems. Despite the increasing acceptance of cloud computing within the industry many important questions remain unanswered. Issues related to the best architectures, legal issues and pricing models, suppliers of cloud-based solutions are faced...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Apr 2009

    Requirements on IT Business Value Measures for Mobile-Integrated Business Processes

    The IT productivity paradox raised the issue of finding appropriate measures for capturing the business value of information technology. While the topic is much discussed on the general IT level, there is little research on the specific investments in innovative mobile and ubiquitous technologies. In this paper, the authors applied...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // May 2010

    The Accumulated Weight Of Evidence In Audit Fee Research

    Research on factors related to audit fees has become widespread in recent decades, with nearly 200 papers now published. The studies examine issues such as audit quality or independence, using a model of the relationship of audit fees to the variables of interest, with controls for the size, complexity and...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Oct 2007

    Methods for Design of Semantic Message-Based B2B Interaction Standards

    The business interest in interoperability is rapidly growing. However, interoperability is not an easy target and is in many cases not easily achieved. One of the means to reach interoperability, standardization of B2B interactions, is often lacking quality which unfortunately has impact on interoperability. It is well-known that methods can...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Self-Optimized Routing in a Network-on-a-Chip

    Many-cores are on the cusp of becoming state-of-the-art processor technology for the next decade. To guarantee efficient communication between multiple cores, a Network-on-Chip (NoC) is considered as an alternative to overcome the limitations of the ubiquitous bus technology. In this paper, the authors present an approach to further improve the...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Enhancing Safety and Security of Distributed Systems Through Formal Patterns

    Distributed systems are often safety- and security-critical systems and have strong qualitative and quantitative formal requirements, equally important time-critical performance-based quality of service properties, and need to dynamically adapt to changes in a potentially hostile and often probabilistic environment. These aspects make distributed systems complex and hard to design, build,...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Implementing AUTOSAR Scheduling and Resource Management on an Embedded SMT Processor

    The AUTOSAR specification provides a common standard for software development in the automotive domain. Its functional definition is based on the concept of single-threaded processors. Recent trends in embedded processors provide new possibilities for more powerful processors using parallel execution techniques like multithreading and multi-cores. The authors discuss the implementation...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Adaptation of Process Models - A Semantic-Based Approach

    Semantic Business Process Management is an emerging research area to support enterprises achieving economic and strategic objectives and improving their daily business. However, the magnitude of changes which are required for models that capture the business processes is a challenge today. The necessity to change process models in order to...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Dec 2012

    Interdependencies Between Automation and Sourcing of Business Processes

    Automating business processes or relocating the processes to low-wage countries is two frequently used measures to decrease cost. With the main focus on cost reduction, however, productivity differences between locations as well as interdependencies between automation and sourcing are often inadequately considered. In fact, automation and sourcing opportunities are usually...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Valuating Business Process Flexibility Achieved Through an Alternative Execution Path

    In this paper, the authors contribute to the research on the valuation of business process flexibility. This flexibility provides the ability for companies to select the most appropriate execution path for each process instance at runtime from alternative execution paths. Therefore, they introduce a model to calculate the value of...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School

  • White Papers // Mar 2008

    Semantic Business Process Modeling - Benefits and Capability

    Models describing business processes in a company now-a-days have the drawback that they are not machine-processable for two reasons: First, the terminology is not formalized. Second, the dynamic semantics of the process model is not formally defined. Thus, many discussions and human work is necessary in order to create and...

    Provided By University of Auckland Business School