Research Fields

* Open Source Business Models

* Social Networks

* Project Management and Quality Management

* MPEG-21 Standard

* Technologic Industrial Frameworks

* Innovation Economy

* Strategic Positioning in Business Market

Vision points

As most open source companies scurry to help out big businesses with their operational needs, I would point out that right from your own locale, plenty of smaller businesses are losing productivity due to spam, viruses/malware and a general operational breakdown. By helping your potential clients plug into open source solutions like Jooma, SugarCRM and ClearHealth, you provide substantial savings to them in terms of license fees. And if they’re set up properly, these things can take care of themselves.

Matt Hartley, Datamation


This is where collaboration works best. Companies today are coming together to form "communities" of subject matter professionals—executives, business managers, doctors, or researchers—to define software that can be produced at much lower cost. The cliché that everyone wins may be corny, but it's true here. And hey, it's the way the best open-source projects always started.

Stuart Cohen, Bloomberg


William Baker, a professor of marketing at San Diego State University, surveyed 1,600 executives and found that firms that rely heavily on external social networks scored 24 percent higher on a measure of radical innovation than companies that don't. Online networks can help you hire the right people, market your product — or even find a manufacturer. Here are four professionals who used social networks to change the game.

Jake Swearingen, BNET


The issue in measuring software performance and quality is clearly its complexity as compared even to the computer hardware on which it runs. Managing complexity and finding significant surrogate indicators of program complexity must go beyond merely estimating the number of lines of code the program is expected to require.

Capers Jones, Developer Magazine


If innovation is the heart of product development and corporate growth, then sustainability is the aorta. The green movement has evolved from marketing hype to business reality. Companies are looking to “operationalize” green initiatives across the enterprise, creating and redesigning sustainable products that foster the planet’s welfare and drive revenue.

Mark Atkins, Baseline

Scientific orientation

- Ana Gonçalves, Support Decision System for Statistics Classes, BSc. Thesis, 2011.

- Amândio Guedes, On-line Simulation of Urban Taxes, BSc. Thesis, 2011.

- Ricardo Leitão, Electronic Platform for Pedagogical Management Surveys, BSc. Thesis, 2011.

- João Ferreira, An Information System for Data Project Systematization, BSc. Thesis, 2011.

- Pedro Brandão, Organization of a Content Plan using a CMS, BSc. Thesis, 2011.




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