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Elearning Cost Analysis Of On-Premise Versus Cloud-Hosted Implementation In Sub-Saharan Countries, Joel Samson Mtebe, Roope Raisamo 2014 Kennesaw State University

Elearning Cost Analysis Of On-Premise Versus Cloud-Hosted Implementation In Sub-Saharan Countries, Joel Samson Mtebe, Roope Raisamo

The African Journal of Information Systems

The cost of acquiring, managing, and maintaining ICT infrastructure is one of the main factors that hinder educational institutions in Sub-Saharan countries to adopt and implement eLearning. Recently, cloud computing has emerged as a new computing paradigm for delivering cost effective computing services that can be used to harness eLearning. However, the adoption of cloud computing in higher education in Sub-Saharan countries is very low. Although there are many factors that may influence educational institutions to adopt cloud services, cost effectiveness is often a key factor. Far too little is known on how much the use of cloud computing can ...


Barriers To Open Source Erp Adoption In South Africa, Leo Tome Mr, Kevin Allan Johnston Prof, Alison Meadows Mrs, Mphatso Nyemba-Mudenda Ms 2014 Kennesaw State University

Barriers To Open Source Erp Adoption In South Africa, Leo Tome Mr, Kevin Allan Johnston Prof, Alison Meadows Mrs, Mphatso Nyemba-Mudenda Ms

The African Journal of Information Systems

Organizations in South Africa (SA) and other economically developing countries are not maximizing the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems. While the costs associated with an ERP system implementation have always been a major factor to many organizations, Open Source Software (OSS) ERP systems are available offering the benefits of an ERP system at a reduced cost to organizations. This paper investigates the adoption factors of Open Source Software Enterprise Resource Planning Systems in economically developing countries by focusing on South African organizations. Using online surveys and a focus group discussion, this empirical study found that knowledge barriers, the ...


Learning Emergent Strategies Through Design Thinking, Sebastian K. Fixson, Jay Rao 2014 Babson College

Learning Emergent Strategies Through Design Thinking, Sebastian K. Fixson, Jay Rao

Technology, Operations & Information Management Working Papers

No abstract provided.


Cash Flow Management And Manufacturing Firm Financial Performance: A Longitudinal Perspective, James R. Kroes, Andrew S. Manikas 2014 Boise State University

Cash Flow Management And Manufacturing Firm Financial Performance: A Longitudinal Perspective, James R. Kroes, Andrew S. Manikas

IT and Supply Chain Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

A firm's cash flow policies, which manage working capital in the form of cash receivables from customers, inventory holdings, and cash payments to suppliers, are inexorably linked to the firm's operations. Building on earlier research, this study: (i) extends prior studies by examining the relationships between changes in cash flow measures and changes in firm financial performance using a longitudinal sample of firm data; and (ii) investigates the direction of the relationship between quarterly changes in cash flow positions and firm financial performance. This study is conducted using the Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE) methodology to analyze a longitudinal ...


Regional Infrastructure Department Implementation Plan: Prepared For The Towns Of Wenham And Hamilton, Massachusetts And The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management, University of Massachusetts Boston 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Regional Infrastructure Department Implementation Plan: Prepared For The Towns Of Wenham And Hamilton, Massachusetts And The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center For Public Management, University Of Massachusetts Boston

Edward J. Collins Center for Public Management Publications

The purpose of this Organizational Assessment is to: a) quantify the resources needed to establish a new regional public works department; b) assess whether those resources are available or could be made available; c) prepare a recommendation of those functions to be merged; and d) make recommendations on an organizational structure and governance process.


How Foss Replaced Proprietary Software At A University: An Improvisation Perspective In A Low-Income Country, John Effah, Gideon Abbeyquaye 2014 Kennesaw State University

How Foss Replaced Proprietary Software At A University: An Improvisation Perspective In A Low-Income Country, John Effah, Gideon Abbeyquaye

The African Journal of Information Systems

The purpose of this study is to understand the rationale for and the process of replacing an imported proprietary higher education management software with a locally developed free and open source software (FOSS). Information Systems (IS) research on FOSS and higher education in low-income countries has focused more on teaching and learning. Less attention has thus been paid to the area of management and administration. Also, low-income country IS research on technology transfer has focused more on applications from the high-income world. Less research therefore exists on transfers between low-income countries. To address these research gaps, this study employs improvisation ...


Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell 2014 SelectedWorks

Extending And Accelerating Global Business-Education Partnerships, Dylan Kissane, John Farrell

Dylan Kissane

Senior management in contemporary graduate business education must respond are the trends that are leaving a marked impact on the traditional business models of business schools. Key stakeholders in the business education ecosystem, including the students, the corporate employers and the business schools themselves, demand more of graduate education in order that their respective careers flourish, future employees have the requisite skills and experience, and business education institutions survive. Yet as in any system, survival is but a minimum requirement; successful programs seek not only to survive but to thrive, embracing the change that these three trends place on graduate ...


Liquid Collaboration, Dariusz Jemielniak, Tomasz Raburski 2014 SelectedWorks

Liquid Collaboration, Dariusz Jemielniak, Tomasz Raburski

Dariusz Jemielniak

In the chapter present the results of an analysis of the social organization of Wikipedia, the largest collaborative movement of humankind, based on the theoretical framework offered by Zygmunt Bauman. The development of info-communal approach is possible as a result of what we propose to call “liquid collaboration”, relying on short-term fragile interactions, non-personal and transient cooperation, all directly related to virtual and liquid identities. As hypothesized by Bauman, this mode of work and social interaction is also marked with peer control and organizational surveillance. MThrough Bauman’s conception of the moral social being, as well as free information movement ...


A Quality Approach To Tacit Knowledge Capture: Effective Practice To Achieving Operational Excellence, William G. Dzekashu, Walter R. McCollum PhD 2014 Walden University

A Quality Approach To Tacit Knowledge Capture: Effective Practice To Achieving Operational Excellence, William G. Dzekashu, Walter R. Mccollum Phd

International Journal of Applied Management and Technology

Knowledge loss resulting from an aging workforce continues to be a management nightmare that has obliged many organizational leaders to develop strategies aimed at documenting mission-critical knowledge. Yet knowledge captured and stored in repositories continues to lack quality. The purpose of this study was to explore the impact of integrating quality management into the tacit knowledge capture process. Further studies on the effects of personality in the knowledge capture processes could lead to insights on reasons for diminished knowledge quality. From a social perspective, the implementation of a model that encompasses personality and quality management could improve decision-making processes.


The Nature Of Project Success, Michael J. Cuellar 2013 Georgia Southern University

The Nature Of Project Success, Michael J. Cuellar

Michael J. Cuellar

This paper investigates the ontological status of project success. The literature shows that success has historically been considered to be an objective property of a project, one that can be assessed and the status of the project as a success or failure determined. However, this approach is shown to have serious deficiencies in dealing with certain project results. As an alternative, this paper suggests that following the subjective view of project success; success should be considered as a politically determined social construction. The paper advocates using Archer’s Morphogenetic Social Theory (Archer 1995; Cuellar 2010b) to explanatory mechanism. Under that ...


Big Data, Predictive Analytics, And Data Visualization In The Construction Engineering, Joseph Shrestha 2013 Iowa State University

Big Data, Predictive Analytics, And Data Visualization In The Construction Engineering, Joseph Shrestha

Joseph Shrestha

The term “big data” is associated with one or more of the four characteristics: volume, variety, and velocity. The technologies associated with the big data has already been proven in other sectors. Internet giants like Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc. uses big data collected from their users to present advertisements, friend recommendations, and TV shows and movies relevant to the specific user. Big data is also used for insurance fraud detection, improving bus system by reducing congestion, predictive flight arrival time, weather forecast, and genomic analysis.

For the construction industry, volume and variety becomes particularly relevant. From project planning to the ...


A Review Of Communication Tools And Techniques For Successful Ict Projects, Ernest Mnkandla 2013 Kennesaw State University

A Review Of Communication Tools And Techniques For Successful Ict Projects, Ernest Mnkandla

The African Journal of Information Systems

Practitioners have repeatedly mentioned that projects that lack effective communication are doomed to fail. Project communications management involves the generation, collection, and storage of information within a project. Project communication therefore provides vital ingredients for the go-no-go decisions in a project through the effective selection of the minimum essential things that can be done to share the collected information among the stakeholders. A fast growing way to manage software development projects is agile project management, whose focus is balancing between continuous releases of quality deliverables and frequently sharing project progress information. In this editorial, we advocate for research on the ...


Genetic Algorithm Based Model In Text Steganography, Christine K. Mulunda, Peter W. Wagacha, Alfayo O. Adede 2013 Kennesaw State University

Genetic Algorithm Based Model In Text Steganography, Christine K. Mulunda, Peter W. Wagacha, Alfayo O. Adede

The African Journal of Information Systems

Steganography is an ancient art. It is used for security in open systems. It focuses on hiding secret messages inside a cover medium. The most important property of a cover medium is the amount of data that can be stored inside it without changing its noticeable properties. There are many sophisticated techniques with which to hide, analyze, and recover that hidden information. This paper discusses an exploration in the use of Genetic Algorithm operators on the cover medium. We worked with text as the cover medium with the aim of increasing robustness and capacity of hidden data. Elitism is used ...


Electronic Personal Health Records: A Matter Of Trust, David Daglish 2013 McMaster University

Electronic Personal Health Records: A Matter Of Trust, David Daglish

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Early trials of Electronic Personal Health Records (ePHRs) show they provide two strong benefits: better healthcare outcomes and lower taxpayer costs. However, consumers are concerned about the possible loss or misuse of personal health data. For people to adopt ePHRs, they must trust both the system and the operating organization. The model presented here studies consumers’ likelihood of adopting ePHRs, combining trust, distrust, risk, motivation, and ease of use; as well as their perceptions of government, software vendors, and physicians as providers of ePHRs. Based on the Technology Acceptance Model, and incorporating elements of trust-distrust dualism and perceived risk, the ...


Adoption Of Electronic Personal Health Records By Chronic Disease Patients: Integrating Protection Motivation Theory And Task-Technology Fit, John David Laugesen 2013 McMaster University

Adoption Of Electronic Personal Health Records By Chronic Disease Patients: Integrating Protection Motivation Theory And Task-Technology Fit, John David Laugesen

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

With the increasing prevalence of chronic disease throughout the world, electronic Personal Health Records (ePHRs) have been suggested as a way to improve chronic disease self-management. However, ePHRs are not yet widely used by consumers. Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) has been successfully used to explain health related behaviours among chronic disease patients. In addition, Information Systems (IS) theories such as Task Technology Fit (TTF) have been successfully used to explain information technology adoption. This study combines PMT with Perceived Task Technology Fit (PTTF) and the health self-management readiness concept of the Patient Activation Measure (PAM) to propose a research model ...


Africa’S Contributions To Information Systems, Richard T. Watson 2013 Kennesaw State University

Africa’S Contributions To Information Systems, Richard T. Watson

The African Journal of Information Systems

Africans created the world’s first major information systems, gesturing and language. Now days, Africa is once again showing leadership in the area of frugal IS.


Requirements Analysis For A Context-Aware Multi-Agency Emergency Response System, Steven C. Way 2013 McMaster University

Requirements Analysis For A Context-Aware Multi-Agency Emergency Response System, Steven C. Way

Open Access Dissertations and Theses

Society faces many natural and man-made disasters which can have a large impact in terms of deaths, injuries, monetary losses, psychological distress, and economic effects. Society needs to find ways to prevent or reduce the negative impact of these disasters as much as possible. Information systems have been used to assist emergency response to a certain degree in some cases. However, there is still a lack of understanding on how to build an effective emergence response system. To identify the basic requirements of such systems, a grounded theory research method is used for data collection and analysis. Data from firsthand ...


Green It And Green Is: Definition Of Constructs And Overview Of Current Practices, Fabian Loeser 2013 SelectedWorks

Green It And Green Is: Definition Of Constructs And Overview Of Current Practices, Fabian Loeser

Fabian Loeser

Presentation held @ AMCIS 2013, Chicago

Track: Green IS and Sustainability

Minitrack: Organizations and Green IS

1:30 – 3:00 pm, Room 4D


Value Blueprint And Service Design Space For Facilitating Value Creation, Steven Alter 2013 University of San Francisco

Value Blueprint And Service Design Space For Facilitating Value Creation, Steven Alter

Analytics and Technology

A new operational perspective on fundamental concepts related to customers, service, and value differs from service-dominant logic in its approach to service systems, value creation, value co-creation, service interactions, value facilitation, and value constellations. This perspective leads to two new tools for supporting service system design: 1) A “value blueprint” uses a swimlane representation to identify where value creation occurs, recognizing that parts of value creation may occur long after service providers have produced their contributions to customer value. 2) A multidimensional design space for value facilitation identifies design dimensions that can be used for characterizing current or proposed approaches ...


Incorporating More System-Related Knowledge Into Systems Analysis And Design, Steven Alter 2013 University of San Francisco

Incorporating More System-Related Knowledge Into Systems Analysis And Design, Steven Alter

Analytics and Technology

This paper introduces a new, intuitively straightforward approach for thinking about important aspects of systems that are being analyzed, designed, and constructed. Building on past research highlighting metaphors related to organizations, IS, and projects, it shows how considering common, broadly applicable types of subsystems (not standard IS categories such as MIS and DSS) might provide direction, insight, and useful methods for analysis and design practitioners and researchers. A conceptual model identifies eight types of subsystems that are relevant to most systems in organizations. For each subsystem type, this paper identifies relevant metaphors, concepts, theories, methodologies, success criteria, design tradeoffs, and ...


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