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A Congenial Access Control Technique for Knowledge Management Systems

Okesola, J. O. and Ogunseye, O. S. (2010) A Congenial Access Control Technique for Knowledge Management Systems. Global Journal of Computer Science and Technology, 10 (14). pp. 2-6.

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Usability is of extreme importance in any system design. In knowledge management systems, the need for usability is heightened by the inertia to use the system by workers. The current popular access control technique used by in KMS and portals is not exactly suitable for such a sensitive system because it does not amend to the fuzzy nature of a KMS and KM functions and ends up making the system difficult to use and violates the overall objective of the system. The research highlights usability issues as one of the problems of KMS and a potent cause of failure it was therefore treated with such seriousness. A more congenial access control technique was proposed which allows for the fuzziness inherent in KMS for large organizations. The model was evaluated through a real-world implementation – the dotCSC and the design proved viable. The system had a 0% false positive and an initial 2.1% false negative rate which was quickly corrected. It eliminated the stress of continuous role engineering and modifications. The system also recorded a high level of usability based on an online survey conducted through it. Overall, we achieved adequate security and usability, a goal which has been elusive to KMS and other systems.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Mr Adewole Adewumi
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2018 19:39
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2018 19:39

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