Browsing: 2015, Vol. 21, Issue 1, May

Introduction. If we walk on the street, or just if we go to the mall, we will see that every one of us is addicted to technology and mobile devices. Today, a mobile phone, called smartphone is more than just a device we use. These devices are now more often, called personal companion. On these devices we have a lot of personal information and many more.

Aim of the study. The main purpose of the paper is to illustrate the importance of new software tools that can be used with mobile devices to make them more secure for the use of day to day business software. Many companies are using mobile applications to access some components to ERP’s or CRM’s remotely. Even the new come, cloud Informatic Systems are using more remote devices than ever. This is why we need to secure somehow these mobile applications.
Keywords: secure mobile applications, security of mobile devices, ERP’s and CRM’s mobile components security

Introduction.The automotive industry develops more and more advanced systems, sensors and actuators for cars. The sensors and actuators can communicate with car computers and their parameters can be changed in order to be more efficient. In the modern cars there are a lot of systems, called infotainment where you can set or view heat, air conditioning, fuel, parking sensors, rear camera, front radar and of course you can pair your mobile phone, you can listen to your favorite music or even see movies. Advanced systems have even Internet connection for your driving experience to be more fun or just for service stations to see what is wrong with your car.

Aim of the study. The main purpose of the paper is to illustrate the importance of implementing new securityc policies for infotainment systems in automotive industry. A car is full of technology and is easier today to control car systems through an internet connection linked to car system infotainment. This is how it is possible to gain control of critical car systems. More than 84% of users doesn’t even know the risk of remote control of the car in the presence of Internet connection.
Keywords: car infotainment, security of car systems, remote control of car systems

Introduction. Most of the ones that lead private economic agents permanently look at competition with concern. They know that it is everywhere and there is no way to avoid it. They also know that if they want to survive they have to cope with it, and if they want to perform they need to dominate it. Also, they understand that the advantages mix that make an economic agent competitive is hard or impossible to replicate. The solution seems to be the identification of their own available competitive advantages, as well as a song made up of musical notes and the correct interpretation of this “song”.

Aim of the study. This paper brings into attention a less studies topic: the analysis and intelligence production specificity – as competitive intelligence process stage – given that the beneficiary is practicing classic management or leadership. The contextualization of the issue imposed us to separate the two concepts from the current debates perspective regarding the relationship between management and leadership. We did this in respect of the competition and competitiveness. Although that report is not clearly and definitively established, we tried to identify the main characteristics and essential differences in the approach of the actionable information needs. The obtained results were correlated with the competitive intelligence cycle stages, in order to identify the approach similarities and differences for each stage. Subsequently, we suggested models of possible approaches in the information analysis and intelligence production activity in order for the resulted informational product to fulfil their role as decision support in competitiveness augmenting.
Keywords: competitive intelligence, competitiveness, management, leadership, intelligence analysis
JEL Classification: L25

Introduction. The generator of the accelerated progress and durable development depends on the human daily ability and capability to project , construct and reconstruct the own condition.

Aim of the study. This paper aims to highlight that cognition is the essence of the human condition. Knowledge is not only assimilation and accommodation, but it is also a huge resource permanently generating intelectual potential. Such kind of potential is connecting the physical space with the virtual one, is maintaining the cognitive value, is providing innovation, creation, storage and transfer. Knowledge is always the avant-garde and watch. Practically, it is generating the ultimate dimension of the human being. But, by reaching a summum of consumer`s society, top technology and IT, in the cognitive space a real revolution began and it certainly will change the world.
Keywords: knowledge, cognition, cognitive product, cognitive effect, cognitive revolution

Introduction. The organization (firm, enterprise, school, joint company etc) means the basic unit of the human activity. In concentrates, organizes and materializes in products, cognitions and affects all people’s efforts, finally getting to represents the main way of life in society for the human being. The organization gathers, with a view to a unitary action, bearing the same vector, people, tools, vehicles, and financial resources, cognitions and projects.

Aim of the study. Even if it always acts unitary, according to a plan derived from putting into practice some policies, strategies, this composition made up of people, money, materials and vehicles is just an agglutination of tangible and intangible, from which may results either a coherent, performing action, and therefore efficient or an incoherent and not performing action which means the destruction or abolishment of that organization. Between these two extremes, somewhere around tangible and intangible, the human being imagines, builds and creates endless possible things and ideals that are to be changed into material things.
Keywords: organization, resources, tangible, intangible, equilibrium, dynamism, complexity.

Introduction. Romania lacks a ”map of the future”. This chart of the future depends just on the human factor. More specifically, on the continuous investment in the human factor. During the last 2 decades of freedom of attitude, very few positive and sustained steps have been taken through solid arguments, with clear reference points and stages that have to be followed. It is absolutely compulsory to rebuild with new tools, as a surprise for the opponents and as an optimal solution for the supporters. This would be a new, superior creation, with an invincible astonishing result. This new tool means an effort of retraining, with a view to getting better, professional skills.

Aim of the study. This study proposes a comparative analysis, 80 years later, following the physiognomy, the attitudes and examples of good practice regarding the social mechanism through which a youngster could be calibrated into a leader of his generation, as well as finding the obstacles of the present social system. Besides the historical, social and cultural perspective of this analysis, we would take into account elements of social ethology and anthropology, and the whole thing would be built and based on an analysis with a prognosis effect for the next generation, starting from the history of the last 30 years and discussing the effects this history has had upon the very present.
Keywords: leader, reconstruction, professionalization, education, values
JEL Classification: Z13, O10, A20

Introduction. The reality in different countries (and what we are experiencing in Romania shows the same), is that the majority of the organisational players are placing great emphasis on alignment and autonomy.

Aim of the study. This article analyses the reality of the actual global market, identifies some critical aspects around the performing organization and suggests some useful solutions to transform organizations in more successful players. The challenge of the 21st century is that, in order to survive, the companies must prove at the same time a high degree of autonomy – which helps them to rapidly respond to market demands, and a high level of alignment – which helps them build synergies. We will have a look at how the ‘ideal company’ would look like and will go through some examples of ways to cover the gaps between the current status and the status of ”Directed Opportunism”. At the end, we will identify areas of improvement and potential
solutions to grow organizational competitiveness.
Keywords: autonomy, global market, succesful players, organizational competitiveness

Introduction. In the age of uncertainty change represents one of the most important challenges for all types of organizations. Changeability constitutes today a key competitiveness factor for any company.

Aim of the study. The aim of our paper is to show that strategy and change are two related concepts in the business literature. The methodological approach is literature review. As companies around the world are facing hyper-competition in all industries and markets, they often initiate strategic changes in order to improve their competitiveness.
Keywords: strategy, change, strategic change, company, competitiveness
JEL Classification: L1, M1

Introduction. From the perspective of leadership change symbolizes the existence of the organization. Most assuredly, this is not a matter of change at all costs, but rather of increasing organizational performance and training people. As leadership is a creative activity, in this paper, we aim to show that the unconventional is closely connected to creativity.

Aim of the study. From the perspective of interpersonal relationships the leader has to continually create contexts in which people can express themselves. On the one hand, the success of leaders is contingent on the moment the development of their personal career starts. On the other hand, the team is thus given the opportunity to develop. In order for people in an organization to acknowledge a leader’s point of view, it is essential that the latter be compelling. From our point of view, most unconventional leaders possess an informal educational component which allows them to reveal their true potential without any constraints. When we talk about potential we have the native constituent in mind, whence we can adduce a few terms that define realities such as: multiple intelligence, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, adaptive intelligence, spiritual intelligence. The examples that we share in this paper, regarding the development of projects and organizational systems, state the ways in which unconventional leadership can occur. The unconventional leader will be ingenious, innovative, creative, charismatic, a finalizer and an example in the eyes of the team.
Keywords: unconventional, creativity, leadership, innovation, network.
JEL classification: M100

Introduction. Growth poles are considered dynamic elements of economic growth, responsible for economical, technological, ideological, spiritual and moral integration. Bioeconomy is currently an area of great and mighty power development. High complexity of this field is to combine the use of technologies that use biological resources in the range of human values involved.

Aim of the study. This study requires that objective SWOT analysis applied in dental esthetics with strict reference to the quality of work in relation to aesthetic and functional effectiveness of the treatment, the life, the method of reconstruction, working technique, the degree of invasiveness of treatment in relation to conservation dental tissues ,execution costs, costs of resources used in dental anterior segment reconstruction and economic analysis of the modalities of treatment techniques reported the need and level of understanding of patients on treatment aesthetic-functional complexity.
Keywords: bioeconomy, aesthetic and functional dental tissue, cosmetic dentistry, minimally invasive.