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Service Mining by Wei-Lun Chang

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Abstract

The shifting focus of service from the 1980s to 2000s has proved that IT not only lowers the cost of service but creates avenues to enhance revenue through service. In particular, companies increase revenue through IT-based services. The new type of service, e-service, has ­several features such as being mobile, flexible, interactive, and interchangeable. Additionally, e-services have much to offer in terms of overcoming obstacles faced by a traditional services industry. The concept of service science, which was proposed by IBM, combines several issues into traditional service management, such as the disciplines of technology and engineering. While service science provides an avenue for future service researches, the specific research ...

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