Bridging the Information Gap: for Small and Medium by Karl Ganzhorn, Sergio Faustoferri

By Karl Ganzhorn, Sergio Faustoferri

Small and medium companies (SMEs) in all business nations have an exceptional desire for technical and medical info and product and marketplace info. SMEs additionally produce beneficial details of mutual profit for themselves. a formal and fit improvement of SMEs in constructing, in addition to in lots of industrialized nations in Europe and in other places would require a few aid prone, between which the advance of infrastructural info providers is a key aspect. fast development in details applied sciences has lowered the price and elevated the supply of strong workstations, own desktops and new verbal exchange amenities. This has created new possibilities for utilizing those and different acceptable applied sciences to conceive functional details providers for SMEs. This e-book includes the complaints of a world seminar on distri- buted database structures for SMEs held in Beijing, People's Republic of China, in may well 1989. The seminar was once equipped as a joint project of the Institute of clinical and Technological info of China (ISTIC), the United countries Centre for technology and know-how for improvement (CSTD) and the fee of the ecu groups (CEC). options disguise operational ideas, technique and applied sciences to be utilized within the a number of levels of infrastructural evolution. Dr. Ganzhorn is a member of the United international locations Advisory Committee on technology and expertise for improvement, a physique composed of 28 personalities of reputation with different backgrounds from world wide. he's a former Director of technology and expertise of IBM Europe, an Honorary Professor on the college of Karlsruhe and a former President of the German actual Society. Dr. Faustoferri is a knowledge platforms Officer of the United countries business improvement association (UNIDO). on the time of the Beijing seminar, he used to be an affiliate specialist with the United countries Centre for technology and expertise for improvement (CSTD).

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2] Chen Binggang, Hu Shuniu, The Information Needs and Users Study, "A Brief Introduction to Scientific and Technical Information Work", 1984, pp. 499-531, Publishing House of Documentation for Science and Technology, Beijing (in Chinese). [3] Zhou Zhiyou, Du Xiaojian, The Information Environment and Information Services for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises must be promptly imprOVed, Journal of the "Information Science", 1984, Vol. 6, pp. 93-96 (in Chinese). , " Case Study on Information Needs of Urban Medium and Small-Size Enterprises", The Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of China, Beijing, 1986, p.

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According to our 1984 survey [3] on 40 technical personnel from SMEs, 32% of them mentioned that it was very difficult to search for documents, 61 % found it was difficult and only 7% thought it was easy. (see Fig. 1). 8% said it was good. This situation has been improved recently, since document retrieval and utilization courses have been set up in many universities and colleges and, at the same time, the training of users has been strengthened by information 2 Determining tlte Needs 30 organizations.

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