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Publication date: 15 September 2023

Richard G. Mathieu and Alan E. Turovlin

Cyber risk has significantly increased over the past twenty years. In many organizations, data and operations are managed through a complex technology stack underpinned by an…

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Purpose

Cyber risk has significantly increased over the past twenty years. In many organizations, data and operations are managed through a complex technology stack underpinned by an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as systemanalyse programmentwicklung (SAP). The ERP environment by itself can be overwhelming for a typical ERP Manager, coupled with increasing cybersecurity issues that arise creating periods of intense time pressure, stress and workload, increasing risk to the organization. This paper aims to identify a pragmatic approach to prioritize vulnerabilities for the ERP Manager.

Design/methodology/approach

Applying attention-based theory, a pragmatic approach is developed to prioritize an organization’s response to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) vulnerabilities using a Classification and Regression Tree (CART).

Findings

The application of classification and regression tree (CART) to the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s National Vulnerability Database identifies prioritization unavailable within the NIST’s categorization.

Practical implications

The ERP Manager is a role between technology, functionality, centralized control and organization data. Without CART, vulnerabilities are left to a reactive approach, subject to overwhelming situations due to intense time pressure, stress and workload.

Originality/value

To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this work is original and has not been published elsewhere, nor is it currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. CART has previously not been applied to the prioritizing cybersecurity vulnerabilities.

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Information & Computer Security, vol. 31 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2056-4961

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Publication date: 1 December 1997

Cem Canel, Richard G. Mathieu and Sidhartha R. Das

The successful development of information systems for flexible manufacturing systems depends on several factors. Many studies have been investigating these factors during the…

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The successful development of information systems for flexible manufacturing systems depends on several factors. Many studies have been investigating these factors during the development of information systems for various applications. Examines findings from the MIS literature and derives some lessons on how they can be used in the development of an information system for FMS.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 97 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1996

Richard G. Mathieu and Robert L. Woodard

The Internet is increasingly used by management professionals to support information gathering and research activities. However, the different sources of information on the…

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The Internet is increasingly used by management professionals to support information gathering and research activities. However, the different sources of information on the Internet (i.e. electronic journals, online databases, messages posted to groups of readers, and e‐mail) must be carefully utilized by the prudent manager. In particular, examines three issues surrounding the use and citation of information received via the Internet. The first issue addresses problems surrounding the accuracy and recency of information obtained on the Internet. The second issue focusses on properly categorizing the type of information received. The last issue examines how to reference properly information obtained from the Internet that is used in academic and industrial research. Concludes with a section on ethical issues related to electronic media.

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Internet Research, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1066-2243

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Article
Publication date: 1 May 1995

Richard G. Mathieu and Robert L. Woodard

The Internet is increasingly used by management professionals tosupport information gathering and research activities. However, thedifferent sources of information on the Internet…

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The Internet is increasingly used by management professionals to support information gathering and research activities. However, the different sources of information on the Internet (i.e. electronic journals, online databases, messages posted to groups of readers, and E‐mail) must be carefully utilized by the prudent manager. In particular, examines three issues surrounding the use and citation of information received via the Internet. The first issue addresses problems surrounding the accuracy and recency of information obtained on the Internet. The second issue focuses on properly categorizing the type of information received. The last issue examines how to reference properly information obtained from the Internet that is used in academic and industrial research. Concludes with a section on ethical issues related to electronic media.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 3 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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Article
Publication date: 1 August 2000

Vince Howe, Richard G. Mathieu and Jim Parker

Accelerating the process by which new products are introduced to the marketplace has become a strategic imperative in many markets. An emerging precondition for new‐product…

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Accelerating the process by which new products are introduced to the marketplace has become a strategic imperative in many markets. An emerging precondition for new‐product development success is the integration of information technology with innovative management practices. The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how the integration of Internet and Intranet applications with the stage‐gate process can support and accelerate new product development. This research provides insight into the key role Internet technology can play in facilitating information dissemination, process improvements, reductions in time and costs, and improved project management.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 100 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 1 July 2000

Ina S. Markham, Richard G. Mathieu and Barry A. Wray

Determining the number of circulating kanban cards is important in order effectively to operate a just‐in‐time with kanban production system. While a number of techniques exist…

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Determining the number of circulating kanban cards is important in order effectively to operate a just‐in‐time with kanban production system. While a number of techniques exist for setting the number of kanbans, artificial neural networks (ANNs) and classification and regression trees (CARTs) represent two practical approaches with special capabilities for operationalizing the kanban setting problem. This paper provides a comparison of ANNs with CART for setting the number of kanbans in a dynamically varying production environment. Our results show that both methods are comparable in terms of accuracy and response speed, but that CARTs have advantages in terms of explainability and development speed. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of using these techniques in an operational setting.

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Integrated Manufacturing Systems, vol. 11 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0957-6061

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 2006

J. Art Gowan, Richard G. Mathieu and Mark B. Hey

Sets out to examine earned value management (EVM), a project management technique that relates resource planning to schedules, technical costs and schedule requirements.

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Purpose

Sets out to examine earned value management (EVM), a project management technique that relates resource planning to schedules, technical costs and schedule requirements.

Design/methodology/approach

Provides an example of how EVM can be implemented in a data warehouse project and how it can be used as a tool to diagnose and solve problems.

Findings

EVM is based on the belief that the value of the project increases as tasks are completed and therefore the earned value of a project is a measure of the real progress of that project.

Originality/value

Offers a significant analysis of EVM, its benefits and pitfalls.

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Information Management & Computer Security, vol. 14 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-5227

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Article
Publication date: 1 October 1994

Jack Arthur Gowan and Richard G. Mathieu

“Turf Wars” between corporate management information systems (MIS) andcorporate manufacturing threaten the success of computer integratedmanufacturing (CIM). Co‐operation between…

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“Turf Wars” between corporate management information systems (MIS) and corporate manufacturing threaten the success of computer integrated manufacturing (CIM). Co‐operation between MIS and manufacturing is essential in the planning, design and implementation of cross‐functional information systems, and it is information systems that are the biggest source of CIM failure. Takes the position that both MIS and manufacturing have been slow to recognize their contrasting corporate cultures and to deal with resolving the conflict between the two groups. In order to understand the conflict between MIS and manufacturing better, identifies the technical and organizational differences. From this, identifies seven “points of conflict” specific to identifying CIM implementation that are the focal point of the “turf wars”. Presents a framework for resolving the MIS/manufacturing conflict, based on prior research in organizational diversity. The goal is to resolve conflict by understanding and leveraging diversity, not by diminishing it. Proposes an empirical research agenda to test the framework. In conclusion, recommends collaborative research between the MIS and manufacturing communities to study the technical and organizational issues related to CIM.

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Industrial Management & Data Systems, vol. 94 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-5577

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 2005

J. Art Gowan and Richard G. Mathieu

The literature on software project management is extended into the broader domain of large‐scale IS management by studying enterprise‐wide system upgrade projects. In particular;…

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Purpose

The literature on software project management is extended into the broader domain of large‐scale IS management by studying enterprise‐wide system upgrade projects. In particular; examines the role that the intervention of project management practices (formal project methodologies and outsourcing) play in large and/or complex IS projects, which result in good project performance.

Design/methodology/approach

A survey instrument was completed by 449 information systems managers about a specific upgrade project. The primary analytical approach used was structural equation modeling (SEM).

Findings

It was found that neither project complexity nor project size are good indicators of meeting a project's target date. Large projects that adopted formal project management practices were more probable to meet the project target date. Projects with a high degree of complexity which involved outsourcing and adopted formal project management practices, were more likely to meet the project target date.

Practical implications

Clearly, the message to managers of IS projects is to establish a project methodology, especially in large, enterprise‐wide projects, and when some degree of outsourcing is required.

Research limitations/implications

Future research should consider additional measures of performance such as cost, end‐user satisfaction and business value.

Originality/value

Much had been written in the literature about how large, complex IT projects have high failure rates. Our study provides conclusive evidence that, the greater the degree of methodology implementation, the greater the chance for meeting the project's target date. Prior to this research, this had not been explicitly shown in the research literature.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 18 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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Servitization Strategy and Managerial Control
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-845-1

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