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Computer Aided Consulting for Small to Medium Businesses

Computer Aided Consulting for Small to Medium Businesses
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Author(s): Amjad Umar (Fordham University, USA), Kamran Khalid (Fordham University, USA), Nauman Javed (Fordham University, USA)and Adnan Javed (Fordham University, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Modern Organizations Through Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-822-2.ch154
ISBN13: 9781616921293
EISBN13: 9781466665354


This paper describes a computer aided consulting environment that uses business patterns, best practices, inferences, and collaboration to recommend IT solutions for the modern SMBs (Small to Medium Businesses). This environment consists of a set of intelligent advisors that collaborate with each other in a fashion similar to a team of consultants to help a user walk through an extensive array of IT choices that include application planning, computer platform planning, network planning, and security planning.

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