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Monday, 8 October 2012 - Procedia Technology

Volume 5, 2012, Pages 649–658
4th Conference of ENTERprise Information Systems – aligning technology, organizations and people (CENTERIS 2012)

ICT Tools Functionalities Analysis for the Decision Making Process of Their Implementation in Virtual Engineering Teams

  • a Politehnica University of Timisoara, Management Faculty, 14 Remus str., 300191 Timisoara, Romania
  • b Politehnica University of Timisoara, Mechanical Engineering Faculty, 1 Mihai Viteazu Str., 300222 Timisoara, Romania


Modern businesses processes are developed by virtual teams (VT) using an adequate collaborative environment consist of specific software, information technology platforms linked together by Internet/Extranet/Intranet. The required functionalities of the ICT tools/platforms have been developed in terms related to knowledge management activities as: sharing, transfer, acquisition, integration, archive etc. that are needed by virtual networks activities. In this context, the paper presents an overview of VT definitions and characteristics that reinforce them with efficiency-effectiveness. Then will be analyzed the software tools main functionalities that are needed to support the VT tele-working and there will be presented the decision making process approach for choosing the right software solution (using ELECTRE method).


  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT);
  • Virtual Teams (VT);
  • Collaborative Work;
  • Software Functionalities


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