information management systems Articles

  • Environmental Information Systems for Tailings Management

    Introduction An EU Directive is forcing waste disposal sites, such as refuse tips and landfills, to upgrade their anti-leaching precautions. This is especially the case in Sweden. Here, in its home market, Trelleborg is able to provide these sites with an environmentally friendly, seam-weldable rubber membrane to meet the stringent new requirements. An EU Directive came is now in force ...


  • Implementing an EHS management information system

    BUSINESSES OFTEN SEEK TO STREAMLINE their environment, health and safety (EHS) operations via information solutions, such as implementing or upgrading an EHS management information system, or EMIS. By addressing information technology (IT, or “technical”) issues along with EHS and business issues, organizations can reduce the risk of a failed software implementation. This article explores the IT ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • An information management system for the emergency management of hurricane disasters

    Access to accurate and comprehensive information for a wide spectrum of topics to support hurricane disaster planning and response is of critical importance to emergency managers. This paper presents the development of IMASH, an Information Management System for Hurricane disasters. IMASH is an intelligent integrated dynamic information management tool, capable of providing comprehensive data ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Information on Waste Management Practices

    The European Topic Centre on Waste (ETC/W) has prepared this technical report on the design of catalogues on waste management and waste minimisation. During the initial stages of the work, it became evident that basic work related to data, structure and definition of common code-lists was necessary to ensure that the catalogues, at a later stage, can be used as integrated parts of the ETC/W data ...

  • Laboratory Information Management Systems and Traceability of Quality Systems

    Today’s business environment places many demands on technical managers and corporate executives. At a time when global competition forces companies to introduce products at a faster pace with higher efficiency and productivity, quality systems like ISO and Six Sigma, stipulate rigorous testing documentation. Regulatory systems, such as Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Laboratory ...


    By STARLIMS Corporation

  • The importance of groundwater monitoring

    Groundwater monitoring is an essential element in any environmental information system. Based upon validated groundwater monitoring data, information is derived on which decisions can be made. Constant monitoring provides the necessary data input for your smart environment and is basically the basis of the decision making process concerning spatial planning and climate change adaptation. As in ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • A comparison and classification framework for disaster information management systems

    A disaster, whether artificial or natural, can overwhelm even the best prepared segment of a society. When not properly managed, the same disaster inflicts far more damage than necessary. At the core of disaster management lie the monumental tasks of collecting, distributing, processing, and presenting disaster-related data. Although many products and proposals claim to accomplish these critical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A proposed management model for the development of strategic information systems

    This paper discusses the development of strategic information systems (SIS) and examines the impact of SIS applications in operations management on sustaining organisational competitiveness. It reviews the methodology, the process and the critical parameters and factors of SIS development. A management model for SIS development that integrates various perspectives of competitive advantage, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An approach for improvement of an existing environmental information management system

    This report describes a scope of work which has been successfully employed by Environmental Data Management, LLC to investigate and strengthen Environmental Information Management Systems (EIMSs) for clients in regulated industry. Environmental Information Management Systems - Overview The purpose of an EIMS is to facilitate and incorporate all of the processes, software and ...

  • The Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) or The Intelligent Environmental Management System

    Substantial pressures are placed on organizations today to consider the preservation of the environment as one of their primary business strategies. Contributing factors include globalization of the marketplace, non-profit organizations, local legislation and global accords, a burgeoning green supply-chain, and a well-educated public, to name a few. Businesses, therefore, need to consider new ...


    By ICF International, Inc.

  • The impact of information systems technology on operations management

    I discuss the enormous role that information technology (IT) is having on operations. Examples include smart catalogues and databases for simpler customer/vendor coordination, transponder-equipped vehicles that can be re-routed in real time, voice-recognition systems for greater warehouse inventory accuracy, collaborative editing of graphics documents by geographically-remote individuals, and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A fractal perspective on competencies necessary for managing information systems

    In this paper, we present a view of the necessary skill set for managing information technology (IT) in organisations. Our assessment is based on viewing this task as part of managing within a nonlinear complex system. While managing IT in nonlinear complex systems, managers accept that control is neither achievable nor desirable. Rather, IT systems are conceptualised as embodying a fractal ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Managing Environmental Information in the 21st Century: the Environmental Knowledge Management System

    Introduction In this knowledge-driven world of the 21st century, companies are seeking to implement technology solutions for environmental information needs that seem to be continually changing and expanding. This article will identify key needs and outline possible technology solutions, focusing on the information and tools needed by the environmental professional, an important knowledge worker ...


  • Water Resource Information System

    Bristol Water (BW) approached HL to replace an obsolete water database used to help update water resource situations reports. HL was successful with its tender which included building a new water resource information system around the HydroLog4 time-series database combined with the Open Database Toolkit. The Water Resource Planning Manager, Martin Berry wanted to replace an in-house developed ...

  • Quality information systems: a unifying framework

    This paper suggests using quality information systems as a unifying framework for synthesising the behaviour and technical aspects of information systems. To this end, we review the major historical developments in total quality management (TQM) and define quality information systems as information systems in which TQM concepts and techniques are applied. Quality information systems are compared ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Water information: what is it good for? The use of information in transboundary water management

    Abstract  Consistent and relevant information on the status of water systems is indispensable for rational and cost-effective water management. This statement has general validity for all types of river basins, but is particularly relevant for transboundary water regions. Information is used to support decision-making and to evaluate the effects of water resources management decisions. ...


    By Springer

  • An ontology-based knowledge management framework for a distributed water information system

    With the increasing complexity of hydrologic problems, data collection and data analysis are often carried out in distributed heterogeneous systems. Therefore it is critical for users to determine the origin of data and its trustworthiness. Provenance describes the information life cycle of data products. It has been recognised as one of the most promising methods to improve data transparency. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advanced information and communications technologies in regional safety management

    The complex interactions and the increasing extent of human activities motivate safety planners to switch the focus from the source-oriented safety management approach to regional sustainable development. Traditional safety management is oriented toward technological systems, whereas sustainable management is approached from a regional perspective. Consequently, safety issues in sustainable ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The Taiwanese system of innovation in the information industry

    This paper shows the importance of national systems in the innovation process, based on the illustrative case study of Taiwan's information technology (IT) industry. The study of this case demonstrates that: (1) strong firms, (2) industrial networks, (3) government industrial policy, (4) public R&D organisations, (5) education institutions, (6) financial institutions and (7) transnational ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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