UIC RESEARCHERS TACKLE NEW WAVE OF INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
New research being conducted over the next 12 months at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Center for Research in Information Management (CRIM) may soon provide corporate information and technology managers with new skills and new ways of working in today's fast-paced economy.
Sponsored by one-year grants offered through the center, the research will focus on projects initiated and run by CRIM researchers, who also hold faculty appointments in UIC's business school. The research is aimed at identifying untapped resources for chief information officers worried about efficiently managing their company's information systems. Most of all, the grants are a springboard for the researchers to publish their findings in academic and industry journals next year for the benefit of computing practitioners, according to CRIM associate director Herbert Zuegel.
"The importance of research in information systems and technology, especially in this economy, is well known," Zuegel said. "Our research findings will hopefully allow chief information officers to do a better job running their businesses and give them insight on how to best streamline that function."
Funded by contributions from its 24 member organizations, CRIM, which is housed in the UIC College of Business Administration, had its genesis in 1990 with a grant from AT&T. Beginning in 1996, the center began offering UIC faculty grants to conduct applied research in the fields of management and information systems.
"In many ways, CRIM is the only center of its kind in Chicago," Zuegel said. "There is no other active research center for information management anywhere else in the city. As the largest undergraduate business school in the city, it makes good business sense for UIC to share its information and talent pool to help local companies do better jobs running their organizations."
The 2000 CRIM grant winners and their research are:
For more information on the Center for Research in Information Management, please contact the center at (312) 996-2676 or visit www.uic.edu/cba/crim/
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