Advanced enterprise Information Management Systems

Research Group


The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to provide effective business solutions is the key to successful organisations in the 21st century. The Advanced enterprise Information Management Systems (AeIMS) research group at the University of Western Sydney has been researching on issues relating to organisations effectively using ICT to gain competitive advantage in the emerging global knowledge economy.


These research issues can be broadly classified into
  • Methodologies to transform the organisation (eTransformation) which includes business processes, skills of the employees, management structure of the organisation, management style, business strategies and ICT infrastructure.
  • Methodologies to develop eBusiness Applications within time and budget that can evolve with changing business requirements.
  • Study of emerging technologies and the impact on business strategy, eBusiness application development methodology and the possible new applications.

Accordingly AeIMS research group is organised into 3 sub groups;
eTransformation Group,
eApplication Development Group and
- Emerging Technologies Group.


AeIMS research group has very strong links with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Western Sydney Region which is the fastest growing economic region in Australia. There are 72,000 businesses in the region and about 10% of the Australian population live in this region. This region provides AeIMS research group an ideal test bed to verify their research findings. In 2000 and 2003 AeIMS research group carried out 2 major surveys to determine the usage of ICT in businesses in the entire Western Sydney Region.