Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Technology and Innovation Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

1,402 Full-Text Articles 1,227 Authors 497,767 Downloads 98 Institutions

All Articles in Technology and Innovation

Faceted Search

1,402 full-text articles. Page 1 of 37.

Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson 2015 Northern Michigan University

Healthcare Information Systems: Opportunities And Challenges, Madison Ngafeeson

Madison Ngafeeson

No abstract provided.


Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Innovations In Managing Western Water: New Approaches For Balancing Environmental, Social, And Economic Outcomes, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment

Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)

Many aspects of western water allocation and management are the product of independent and uncoordinated actions, several occurring a century or more ago. However, in this modern era of water scarcity, it is increasingly acknowledged that more coordinated and deliberate decision-making is necessary for effectively balancing environmental, social, and economic objectives. In recent years, a variety of forums, processes, and tools have emerged to better manage the connections between regions, sectors, and publics linked by shared water systems. In this event, we explore the cutting edge efforts, the latest points of contention, and the opportunities for further progress.


Information Technology Valuation: A Strategy And Risk Based Approach, Jordan D. Gray 2015 University of Redlands

Information Technology Valuation: A Strategy And Risk Based Approach, Jordan D. Gray

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This paper will look at the valuation of information technology in a new light. It will look to incorporate information technology strategy and risk components into a final valuation that can be used to more accurately identify potential risks, costs, and strategic resource allocation to different parts of IT. The revised information technology valuation model is built upon several key aspects of IT and business models currently in use. The analysis, deconstruction, and combination of these models is the base for further analysis in the revised IT valuation model.


Strategic Planning Objectives For Venture Capitalist Investments In Emerging Information Technologies: A Value-Focused Perspective, David L. Coss, Gupreet Dhillon, Ifeoma Udeh 2015 Virginia State University

Strategic Planning Objectives For Venture Capitalist Investments In Emerging Information Technologies: A Value-Focused Perspective, David L. Coss, Gupreet Dhillon, Ifeoma Udeh

The Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Abstract

Academic and practitioner literature suggests that Venture Capitalists often have problems with aligning information technology opportunities with investment objectives. To a large extent the alignment process is not formally documented and relies on intuitive instincts. Hence it is important to define Venture Capitalist objectives for investments in emerging information technologies. This paper uses the Value-Focused Thinking approach to identify, define and structure value driven objectives. Based on data collected from a number of Venture Capitalist interviews we identified 130 values, which resulted in 72 objectives. These objectives were organized into 22 clusters, which were bifurcated into fundamental and means ...


Agenda: Seeds Of Change: Responding To Global Change In A Bottom-Up World, University of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, University of Colorado Boulder. School of Law, Posner Center for International Development, RESOLVE (Firm), Newmont Mining Corporation 2015 University of Colorado Law School

Agenda: Seeds Of Change: Responding To Global Change In A Bottom-Up World, University Of Colorado Boulder. Getches Wilkinson Center For Natural Resources, Energy, And The Environment, University Of Colorado Boulder. School Of Law, Posner Center For International Development, Resolve (Firm), Newmont Mining Corporation

Seeds of Change: Responding to Global Change in a Bottom-Up World (Martz Winter Symposium, February 12-13)

Sponsors: Posner Center for International Development, RESOLVE, Inc., Newmont Mining Corporation, and Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment.

Conference moderators, panelists and speakers included University of Colorado Law School professors Phil Weiser, Sarah Krakoff, Britt Banks, and Lakshman Guruswamy.

This conference is made possible through the generous support of donors who sponsored this year’s Martz Sustainability Symposium (including Newmont Mining Corporation) and those who have invested in our Clyde O. Martz Endowed Fund for Natural Resources Management (including Brian Dolan and Davis Graham and Stubbs LLP). The Martz Natural Resources Management Fund was established in the ...


Consumer Perception Of Tactile Packaging: A Research Study On Preferences Of Soft Touch And Hi Rise Coatings In Cosmetic Packaging, Malcolm G. Keif Ph.D., Colleen Twomey, Andrea Stoneman 2015 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Consumer Perception Of Tactile Packaging: A Research Study On Preferences Of Soft Touch And Hi Rise Coatings In Cosmetic Packaging, Malcolm G. Keif Ph.D., Colleen Twomey, Andrea Stoneman

Journal of Applied Packaging Research

A choice-based conjoint study was conducted sampling 400 individuals to determine their preference for Soft Touch and raised tactile coatings, which are sometimes called Hi Rise or profile coatings. Soft Touch coatings have a velvety, warm feel to them, and Hi Rise coatings simulate embossing with a glossy appearance to them. Both are considered tactile coatings, engaging the sense of touch.

Demographic profile data, level of agreement about statements related to cosmetic packaging and packaging choice set selections were collected. The conjoint sets contained three attributes: design color, tactile coatings, and price.

Design choice was split. Approximately half of the ...


Advances In Technology Project Management: Review Of Open Source Software Integration, Maurice Dawson, Brian Leonard, Emad Rahim 2015 University of Missouri - St Louis

Advances In Technology Project Management: Review Of Open Source Software Integration, Maurice Dawson, Brian Leonard, Emad Rahim

Maurice Dawson

As organizations must continually drive down costs of software-driven projects, they need to evaluate the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and other software-based design methodologies. These methodologies include looking at software-based alternatives that could save a significant amount of money by reducing the amount of proprietary software. This chapter explores the use and integration of Open Source Software (OSS) in software-driven projects to include in enterprise organizations. Additionally, the legalities of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), and Creative Commons are explored with the integration of these OSS solutions into organizations ...


Advances In Technology Project Management: Review Of Open Source Software Integration, Maurice Dawson, Brian Leonard, Emad Rahim 2015 University of Missouri - St Louis

Advances In Technology Project Management: Review Of Open Source Software Integration, Maurice Dawson, Brian Leonard, Emad Rahim

Maurice Dawson

As organizations must continually drive down costs of software-driven projects, they need to evaluate the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and other software-based design methodologies. These methodologies include looking at software-based alternatives that could save a significant amount of money by reducing the amount of proprietary software. This chapter explores the use and integration of Open Source Software (OSS) in software-driven projects to include in enterprise organizations. Additionally, the legalities of the GNU General Public License (GPL), Lesser General Public License (LGPL), Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), and Creative Commons are explored with the integration of these OSS solutions into organizations ...


Open Source Software To Enhance The Stem Learning Environment, Maurice Dawson, Imad Al Saeed, Jorja Wright, Festus Onyegbula 2015 University of Missouri - St Louis

Open Source Software To Enhance The Stem Learning Environment, Maurice Dawson, Imad Al Saeed, Jorja Wright, Festus Onyegbula

Maurice Dawson

This chapter examines the use of Open Source Software (OSS) technologies that can be used to improve the learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Explored are the various methods that can be utilized to improve the percentage of STEM majors in the American educational system with resources such as: Open Source as Alternative (OSALT), virtualization, cloud computing, Linux distributions, open source programming, and open source hardware platforms. Increasing the amount of students that pursue STEM majors is important because the projected job growth in the STEM field compared to non-STEM jobs is 33%. OSALT provides cost-effective alternatives to ...


Strategic It Alignment: Twenty-Five Years On, Tim R. Coltman, Paul P. Tallon, Rajeev Sharma, Magno Queiroz 2015 University of Wollongong

Strategic It Alignment: Twenty-Five Years On, Tim R. Coltman, Paul P. Tallon, Rajeev Sharma, Magno Queiroz

Tim Coltman

No abstract provided.


A Study On R&D Tax Incentives: Final Report, Bas Straathof, Elina Gaillard Ladinska, Henk LM Kox, Remco Mocking, CAPP/CASE/CEPII/ETLA/IFO/IFS/IHS 2014 CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Research

A Study On R&D Tax Incentives: Final Report, Bas Straathof, Elina Gaillard Ladinska, Henk Lm Kox, Remco Mocking, Capp/Case/Cepii/Etla/Ifo/Ifs/Ihs

Henk LM Kox

The report gives an overview of R&D tax incentives in the EU Member States, Canada, Israel, Japan, Norway and the United States, analyzing them in the context of the framework of the Europe 2020 strategy. According to the report, 26 EU Member States currently have some type of fiscal encouragement for R&D. The same type of tax incentives is also offered by the OECD countries analyzed in this report. The report also observes that some countries are more similar with respect to their policies than others. The most similar pairs of countries were Denmark and Norway, Portugal and ...


Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott 2014 Bond University

Geo, Audio, Video, Photo: How Digital Convergence In Mobile Devices Facilitates Participatory Culture In Libraries, Peta J. Hopkins, Joanna Hare, Jessie Donaghey, Wendy Abbott

Library Services and IT Services papers

Libraries are often hailed as the cultural and learning hub of their communities. To deepen community engagement and social inclusion, libraries are adopting new technologies to facilitate a participatory and learning culture. With market saturation of smartphones and tablets and their associated apps, new affordances for content creation, curation and sharing show great potential to enhance participatory culture. The typical smartphone or tablet now incorporates digital technologies such as geo-location, audio, video, photo and web technologies. Bringing these technologies into a single device has enabled the development of apps such as Instagram, HistoryPin and SoundCloud. It has also changed the ...


The Internet Of Things And Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy And Security Concerns Without Derailing Innovation, Adam D. Thierer 2014 Mercatus Center at George Mason University

The Internet Of Things And Wearable Technology: Addressing Privacy And Security Concerns Without Derailing Innovation, Adam D. Thierer

Adam Thierer

This paper highlights some of the opportunities presented by the rise of the so-called “Internet of Things” and wearable technology in particular, and encourages policymakers to allow these technologies to develop in a relatively unabated fashion. As with other new and highly disruptive digital technologies, however, the Internet of Things and wearable tech will challenge existing social, economic, and legal norms. In particular, these technologies raise a variety of privacy and safety concerns. Other technical barriers exist that could hold back IoT and wearable tech — including disputes over technical standards, system interoperability, and access to adequate spectrum to facilitate wireless ...


Should We Love Or Hate Big Data? The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Dennis Crossen M.Sc., MBA, Karti Puranam PhD, Madjid Tavana PhD 2014 La Salle University

Should We Love Or Hate Big Data? The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly, Dennis Crossen M.Sc., Mba, Karti Puranam Phd, Madjid Tavana Phd

Explorer Café

No abstract provided.


"Flight Test Of Communications In Space Via Commercial Communications Satellite Networks On-Board Suborbital Rlv And High Altitude Balloon: Implications For Space Traffic Management", M. Brian Barnett 2014 Satwest

"Flight Test Of Communications In Space Via Commercial Communications Satellite Networks On-Board Suborbital Rlv And High Altitude Balloon: Implications For Space Traffic Management", M. Brian Barnett

Space Traffic Management Conference

Over the past several years, Satwest has conducted a number of near space and suborbital spaceflight tests demonstrating the effective use of commercial communication satellite networks for communication to and from vehicles and payloads in space. In June 2013, Satwest’s space communications technology was selected by NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program (FOP) for test and development. Satwest has flown two successful payloads into space through the FOP thus far. This paper describes the results of these commercial tests and flight tests through FOP and their potential application to space traffic management through the National Air Space (NAS) and beyond ...


Examining Success In Health Information Technology Implementation Research, Madison Ngafeeson 2014 Northern Michigan University

Examining Success In Health Information Technology Implementation Research, Madison Ngafeeson

Conference Presentations

The implementation of health information systems (IS) is rapidly increasing. In the United States, $70 billion will be invested by the government to facilitate the adoption of the electronic health record over a ten-year period. However, IS acceptance is not success. We use content analysis to investigate the success component.


Absorptive Capacity And Ict Adoption Strategies For Smes: A Case Study In Kenya, Joshua R A Ndiege, Marlien E. Herselman, Stephen V. Flowerday 2014 University of Fort Hare, South Africa and United States International University-Africa

Absorptive Capacity And Ict Adoption Strategies For Smes: A Case Study In Kenya, Joshua R A Ndiege, Marlien E. Herselman, Stephen V. Flowerday

The African Journal of Information Systems

Many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries continue to be challenged by their information technology (IT) adoption process, which is often characterized by a number of deficiencies. The purpose of this study was to examine the role of absorptive capacity (AC) in SMEs’ performance, as well as establish the correlation between SMEs’ AC and their IT adoption process. The findings of this study, obtained by measuring different dimensions of AC using Jimenez-Barrionuevo, Garcia-Morales, and Molina’s scale of 18 items, suggest that AC plays a critical role in the performance of SMEs in Kenya and that SMEs with ...


Bit.Ly, Your Tinyurl Is Awe.Sm! Reinforcing Your Brand With A Custom Url Shortener, Robert L. Nunez II, Rebecca J. Hall 2014 Marquette University

Bit.Ly, Your Tinyurl Is Awe.Sm! Reinforcing Your Brand With A Custom Url Shortener, Robert L. Nunez Ii, Rebecca J. Hall

Robert L Nunez II

After migrating to the campus hosted CMS the UW-Milwaukee, School of Information Studies web team quickly realized that they needed a service that would allow them to create custom shortened URLs for marketing. Within 1 day, the team was able to produce a service that was equivalent to that of Bit.ly, that not only allows them to create shortened URLs, but also track their clicks, the audience reached, reinforce their brand, and much, much more. This poster will show the teams efforts in meeting this goal and the benefits of not relying on a 3rd party service.


Nanotechnology Research And Innovation In Russia: A Bibliometric Analysis, Maria Karaulova, Oliver Shackleton, Abdullah Gök, Maxim Kotsemir, Philip Shapira 2014 University of Manchester

Nanotechnology Research And Innovation In Russia: A Bibliometric Analysis, Maria Karaulova, Oliver Shackleton, Abdullah Gök, Maxim Kotsemir, Philip Shapira

Philip Shapira

This working paper presents findings from analyses of Russian nanotechnology outputs in publications and patents focusing on developments over the period 1990 through to 2012. The investigation draws on bibliometric datasets of scientific journal publications and patents and on available secondary English-language and Russian sources.

The document provides both an overview and detailed analyses of nanotechnology research and innovation in Russia. The examination of publications highlights sectoral trends, leading authors and organizations, and acknowledgements to funding sources. The analysis of patents adds further evidence about patterns of invention and ownership of intellectual property emanating from research and development in Russian ...


Collaborating With Faculty In Information Literacy Classes Works! A Case Study Of Partnership Between Research Librarians And Faculty At The Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University, Rajendra Munoo, Elizabeth SU 2014 Singapore Management University

Collaborating With Faculty In Information Literacy Classes Works! A Case Study Of Partnership Between Research Librarians And Faculty At The Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore Management University, Rajendra Munoo, Elizabeth Su

Research Collection Library

No abstract provided.


Digital Commons powered by bepress