Aasim Zafar

Work place: Department of Computer Science, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh-202001, India.

E-mail: aasimzafar@gmail.com

Website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=UsNV1jwAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Interests: Computer Networks, Software Engineering, E-learning, Management Engineering, Information Systems


Dr. Aasim Zafar is Associate Professor at Computer Science Department, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. He holds Master in Computer Science and Applications and obtained the degree of Ph. D. in Computer Science, from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.

His research areas and special interests include Mobile Ad hoc and Sensor Networks, Software Engineering, Information Retrieval, E-Systems, e-Security, Virtual Learning Environment, Neuro-Fuzzy and Soft Computing, Knowledge Management Systems and Web Mining. His areas of teaching interest includes Computer Networks, Network Security, Software Engineering, E-Systems, Database Management Systems and Computer Programming.

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Strategic Knowledge Management as a Driver for Organizational Excellence: A Case Study of Saudi Airlines

By Osama S. Islam Mohammed Ashi Fahad M. Reda Aasim Zafar

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijmecs.2017.07.05, Pub. Date: 8 Jul. 2017

Purpose – Achieving organizational excellence requires high-levels of commitment and coordination of multiple dimensions throughout an organization. One dimension that most organizational excellence frameworks highlight is the necessity of having a comprehensive learning system, which focuses on knowledge and training. Therefore, a proper understanding of knowledge management is important to identify the factors that drive the achievement of high organizational performance and excellence.
Design/methodology/approach – A case study approach has been used, which utilized in-depth interviews with key personnel to obtain valuable insights into the use of strategic knowledge management to drive operational excellence. While the survey was conducted to assist in analyzing certain perspectives related to knowledge management within the organization.
Findings – The main findings highlight how the emerging enterprise social network systems have played a major role in institutionalizing collaboration and corporate socializing within the organization, which are both important factors for strategic knowledge management to be successful. Based on the study, a framework has been proposed to assist in the successful implementation of strategic knowledge management for the achievement of organizational excellence.
Research limitations/implications – Due to the research approach used some of the findings may include varying degrees of bias in the responses obtained. In addition, due to the lack of time available the proposed framework was not evaluated.
Originality/value – Investigating the link and relationship between strategic knowledge management and organizational performance that lead to higher levels of organizational excellence.

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Enterprise Architecture: A Tool for IS Strategy Formulation

By Budoor Salem Edhah Aasim Zafar

DOI: https://doi.org/10.5815/ijeme.2016.02.02, Pub. Date: 8 Mar. 2016

Nowadays, many organizations are concerned with how successfully they can formulate an information system (IS) strategy. Have them adopted enterprise architecture, they are concerned of how to activate the business and IS decisions. From a functional perspective, enterprise architecture demonstrates how all information technology elements in an organization, systems, processes and people work together as a whole. Hence, enterprise architecture is an approach of aligning the business area of an organization with the IT area. It has become widely recognized that an enterprise architecture plays a key role in influencing the IS strategy formulation. Strategy formulation in enterprises is a continuous process and it is considered an implicit process that is influenced by a set of factors in which enterprise architecture is a major one. In this paper, we discuss that role that an enterprise architecture plays in influencing the IS strategy formulation.

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