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Mobile intranet: case studies at SKF's Automotive and Industrial divisions
2000 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Information and communication is essential when conducting business in an industrial setting. The amount of information available to an organisation has increased constantly and therefore the technologies to support the spreading of this information and communication in general are constantly being developed. One such development is the implementation of Intranets, a computer infrastructure, to support internal communication of information within a company or organisation. However, Intranets are not always available when employees are away from the home office. Therefore, this report aims to gain a better understanding of how a mobile Intranet could be used within an organisation. The focus of the report is towards sales organisations, and more specifically selling team members and their potential uses of a mobile Intranet. The investigation was qualitative in nature and took place at SKF, where case studies were conducted on two of the company’s divisions. The data was collected through the use of focused interviews. The findings showed that a mobile Intranet would support the mobile members of a selling team. It would also allow them to access information and communicate with other members of the organisation. The major advantage of a mobile Intranet would be to make personnel geographically independent yet still in contact with the organisation via this computerised network. The study also found that a mobile Intranet might be difficult to implement in terms of available technology and how the available information is structured.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2000.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Mobile, Internet, Intranet, Web, Industrial Selling, Selling, Teams, Sales Organizations, Sweden
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-54823ISRN: LTU-EX--00/275--SELocal ID: bc222d45-afb8-4bed-a96d-c78b26327af6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-54823DiVA: diva2:1028205
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 30 credits
Educational program
Industrial and Management Engineering, master's level
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Validerat; 20101217 (root)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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