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How Cios Overcome The Competing Values Challenge: Irish Cios’ Perspectives, Harvey Enns, Dean B. McFarlin, Paul B. Sweeney 2016 University of Dayton

How Cios Overcome The Competing Values Challenge: Irish Cios’ Perspectives, Harvey Enns, Dean B. Mcfarlin, Paul B. Sweeney

Paul B. Sweeney

Competing values are a fact of organizational life. However, there are gaps in our understanding about how these opposing beliefs hinder influence processes. This article draws on interview data to demonstrate how Irish Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are able to convince their colleagues to support new projects within their firms in the face of competing values. Focused interviews were used to explore the influence process and the competing values phenomenon, since this type of research is at an early stage and qualitative methods and analysis serve as a rich source of theory development.

The data showed that the CIOs who ...


Paper-Android-Based Health Care Management System, Fazal Masud Kundi, Anam Habib, ammara habib, Dr. Muhammad Zubair Asghar 2016 Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan

Paper-Android-Based Health Care Management System, Fazal Masud Kundi, Anam Habib, Ammara Habib, Dr. Muhammad Zubair Asghar

Dr. Muhammad Zubair Asghar

The primary goal of this study is to develop an android-based healthcare application, which can assist the
users to monitor their health-related conditions for improving their health. Methods: The application is developed using android operating system environment. A Visual block programming language, namely MIT App Inventor is used to develop the system. The modification is presented as: (1) integration of different modules and their ffline usage, (2) history facility, (3) user friendly. The qualitative method is used to study the objective. Findings: The research paper depicts a brief study of existing systems and the new development that has made in ...


Integrating Strategic And Tactical Rolling Stock Models With Cyclical Demand, Michael F. Gorman 2016 University of Dayton

Integrating Strategic And Tactical Rolling Stock Models With Cyclical Demand, Michael F. Gorman

Michael F. Gorman

In the transportation industry, companies position rolling stock where it is likely to be needed in the face of a pronounced weekly cyclical demand pattern in orders.

Strategic policies based on assumptions of repetition of cyclical weekly patterns set rolling stock targets; during tactical execution, a myriad dynamic influences cause deviations from strategically set targets. We find that optimal strategic plans do not agree with results of tactical modeling; strategic results are in fact suboptimal in many tactical situations. We discuss managerial implications of this finding and how the two modeling paradigms can be reconciled.


Pricing And Product Mix Optimization In Freight Transportation, Michael F. Gorman 2016 University of Dayton

Pricing And Product Mix Optimization In Freight Transportation, Michael F. Gorman

Michael F. Gorman

We propose improved pricing and market mix can improve the profitability of the freight transportation provider through the reduction of equipment repositioning costs. We hypothesize that because of complexities surrounding pricing and equipment repositioning costing, existing pricing strategies in freight transportation fail to fully consider these costs. We test this hypothesis in an applied setting in which Monte Carlo simulation captures the stochasticity of market conditions inherent in the problem. We use a heuristic to improve the nondifferentiable, discontinuous objective function.

Our results from test cases show with high confidence that current prices are not optimal, as indicated by a ...


How Cios Overcome The Competing Values Challenge: Irish Cios’ Perspectives, Harvey Enns, Dean B. McFarlin, Paul B. Sweeney 2016 University of Dayton

How Cios Overcome The Competing Values Challenge: Irish Cios’ Perspectives, Harvey Enns, Dean B. Mcfarlin, Paul B. Sweeney

Harvey Enns

Competing values are a fact of organizational life. However, there are gaps in our understanding about how these opposing beliefs hinder influence processes. This article draws on interview data to demonstrate how Irish Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are able to convince their colleagues to support new projects within their firms in the face of competing values. Focused interviews were used to explore the influence process and the competing values phenomenon, since this type of research is at an early stage and qualitative methods and analysis serve as a rich source of theory development.

The data showed that the CIOs who ...


Irish Cios’ Influence On Technology Innovation And It-Business Alignment, Harvey Enns, Joseph J. McDonagh 2016 University of Dayton

Irish Cios’ Influence On Technology Innovation And It-Business Alignment, Harvey Enns, Joseph J. Mcdonagh

Harvey Enns

Technology is the driving force behind many of today’s new products, services, and cost-cutting measures. However, there are gaps in our understanding about how technological innovation is fostered and nurtured in organizations. Part of the answer is to examine how Chief Information Officers (CIOs) exercise influence regarding technological innovation in organizations. This is particularly important since the CIO is the head of technology in organizations, an important source of technological innovation. This article draws on an established executive influence framework to demonstrate how Irish CIOs are able to solidify Information Technology’s (IT’s) contribution to technological innovation via ...


Synergy And Its Limits In Managing Information Technology Professionals, Thomas W. Ferratt, Jayesh Prasad, Harvey Enns 2016 University of Dayton

Synergy And Its Limits In Managing Information Technology Professionals, Thomas W. Ferratt, Jayesh Prasad, Harvey Enns

Harvey Enns

We examine the effects of human resource management (HRM) practices (e.g., career development, social support, compensation, and security) on IT professionals‟ job search behavior. Job search is a relatively novel dependent variable in studies of voluntary withdrawal behavior, in general, and for IT professionals, in particular. From a universalistic perspective, HRM practices individually and in combination exhibit independently additive effects on job search behavior. Our study contrasts this perspective with configurational theory, hypothesizing that proposed idealtype configurations of HRM practices have synergistic effects on job search behavior. We contribute to the IT and broader HRM literature by theoretically explicating ...


Assessing The Emphasis On Information Security In The Systems Analysis And Design Course, William David Salisbury, Thomas W. Ferratt, Donald E. Wynn 2016 University of Dayton

Assessing The Emphasis On Information Security In The Systems Analysis And Design Course, William David Salisbury, Thomas W. Ferratt, Donald E. Wynn

William D Salisbury PhD

Due to several recent highly publicized information breaches, information security has gained a higher profile. Hence, it is reasonable to expect that information security would receive an equally significant emphasis in the education of future systems professionals. A variety of security standards that various entities (e.g., NIST, COSO, ISACA-COBIT, ISO) have put forth emphasize the importance of information security from the very beginning of the system development lifecycle (SDLC) to avoid significant redesign in later phases. To determine the emphasis on security in typical systems analysis and design (SA&D) courses, we examine (1) to what extent security is ...


Synergy And Its Limits In Managing Information Technology Professionals, Thomas W. Ferratt, Jayesh Prasad, Harvey Enns 2016 University of Dayton

Synergy And Its Limits In Managing Information Technology Professionals, Thomas W. Ferratt, Jayesh Prasad, Harvey Enns

Thomas Ferratt

We examine the effects of human resource management (HRM) practices (e.g., career development, social support, compensation, and security) on IT professionals‟ job search behavior. Job search is a relatively novel dependent variable in studies of voluntary withdrawal behavior, in general, and for IT professionals, in particular. From a universalistic perspective, HRM practices individually and in combination exhibit independently additive effects on job search behavior. Our study contrasts this perspective with configurational theory, hypothesizing that proposed idealtype configurations of HRM practices have synergistic effects on job search behavior. We contribute to the IT and broader HRM literature by theoretically explicating ...


Assessing The Emphasis On Information Security In The Systems Analysis And Design Course, William David Salisbury, Thomas W. Ferratt, Donald E. Wynn 2016 University of Dayton

Assessing The Emphasis On Information Security In The Systems Analysis And Design Course, William David Salisbury, Thomas W. Ferratt, Donald E. Wynn

Thomas Ferratt

Due to several recent highly publicized information breaches, information security has gained a higher profile. Hence, it is reasonable to expect that information security would receive an equally significant emphasis in the education of future systems professionals. A variety of security standards that various entities (e.g., NIST, COSO, ISACA-COBIT, ISO) have put forth emphasize the importance of information security from the very beginning of the system development lifecycle (SDLC) to avoid significant redesign in later phases. To determine the emphasis on security in typical systems analysis and design (SA&D) courses, we examine (1) to what extent security is ...


Feature Extraction To Improve Nowcasting Using Social Media Event Detection On Cloud Computing And Sentiment Analysis, David L. Kimmey 2016 Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne

Feature Extraction To Improve Nowcasting Using Social Media Event Detection On Cloud Computing And Sentiment Analysis, David L. Kimmey

Masters' Theses

Nowcasting is defined as the prediction of the present, the very near future, and the very recent past using real-time data. Nowcasting with social media creates challenges because of the HACE characteristics of big data (i.e., heterogeneous, autonomous, complex, and evolving associations). Thus, this thesis proposes a feature extraction method to improve nowcasting with social media. The proposed social media event detection algorithm utilizes K-SPRE methodology and the results are processed with sentiment analysis. In addition, we develop a parallel algorithm of the methodology on a cloud environment, and we adapt an artificial neural network to build a predictive ...


Color Image Segmentation Using The Bee Algorithm In The Markovian Framework, Vehbi Dragaj 2016 Kennesaw State University

Color Image Segmentation Using The Bee Algorithm In The Markovian Framework, Vehbi Dragaj

Master of Science in Computer Science Theses

This thesis presents color image segmentation as a vital step of image analysis in computer vision. A survey of the Markov Random Field (MRF) with four different implementation methods for its parameter estimation is provided. In addition, a survey of swarm intelligence and a number of swarm based algorithms are presented. The MRF model is used for color image segmentation in the framework. This thesis introduces a new image segmentation implementation that uses the bee algorithm as an optimization tool in the Markovian framework. The experiments show that the new proposed method performs faster than the existing implementation methods with ...


Dna Analysis Using Grammatical Inference, Cory Cook 2016 San Jose State University

Dna Analysis Using Grammatical Inference, Cory Cook

Master's Projects

An accurate language definition capable of distinguishing between coding and non-coding DNA has important applications and analytical significance to the field of computational biology. The method proposed here uses positive sample grammatical inference and statistical information to infer languages for coding DNA.

An algorithm is proposed for the searching of an optimal subset of input sequences for the inference of regular grammars by optimizing a relevant accuracy metric. The algorithm does not guarantee the finding of the optimal subset; however, testing shows improvement in accuracy and performance over the basis algorithm.

Testing shows that the accuracy of inferred languages for ...


Lennar Technology: The Connected Consumer Has Arrived In Multifamily, Robert Lathan 2016 Cornell University

Lennar Technology: The Connected Consumer Has Arrived In Multifamily, Robert Lathan

Cornell Real Estate Review

As multifamily homebuilders progress into the 21st century, they have looked to integrate electronics and technology to simplify and enhance their businesses. The use of programs like Yardi and MRI for both property management and accounting have become the standard. Like Moore’s Law – the observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit will double approximately every two years – the use of technology in multifamily properties must equal both the pace and demand of present and future tenants.


Real-Time, Non-Contact Heart Rate Monitor, Daniel Blike 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Real-Time, Non-Contact Heart Rate Monitor, Daniel Blike

Computer Engineering

No abstract provided.


Musictrakr, Benjamin Lin 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Musictrakr, Benjamin Lin

Computer Engineering

MusicTrackr is an IoT device that musicians attach to their instruments. The device has a start and stop button that allows users to record their playing sessions. Each recorded session is sent wirelessly to a cloud database. An accompanying website displays all of the recorded sessions, organized by date. After picking a specific date, the user can view graphs showing total practice time and average session length as well play back any recordings during that date. In addition, the user may add comments to any specific date or recording. Lastly, the user may tag a specific date with a color ...


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Stamina Combat Overhaul, Richard Rattner 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Stamina Combat Overhaul, Richard Rattner

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

No abstract provided.


Visual Code: Breaking The Binary, Jacob Johannesen, Andrew Adriance 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Visual Code: Breaking The Binary, Jacob Johannesen, Andrew Adriance

Liberal Arts and Engineering Studies

This project seeks to create an accessible programming language that is more visually based. Although some solutions exist, namely MIT’s Scratch, nothing has caught up to the mobile age. This proj- ect aims to reframe creating a game or app into the context of tell- ing a story, putting character creation first. By researching sto- ry-telling and how people learn, and by applying technical and user interface design knowledge, this project intends to deliver a soft- ware solution that opens introductory coding education to more people.


Raspberry Pi Vpn Travel Router, Daniel S. Pierson 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Raspberry Pi Vpn Travel Router, Daniel S. Pierson

Computer Science

Consumers are increasingly relying on public wireless hotspots to access the internet from a growing number of devices. Usage of these hotspots has expanded from just laptops to everything from iPhones to tablets, which are expected to be internet-connected for full functionality. It has become common for one to check if there’s an open wireless hotspot connection available at places like coffee shops, hotels, restaurants, or even a doctor’s waiting room. The issue that arises is that these public connections present an inherent security risk, as anyone can connect and gain access to the network. For increased security ...


Improvements To Digital Democracy's Transcription Tool, Andrew Reinman 2016 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Improvements To Digital Democracy's Transcription Tool, Andrew Reinman

Computer Science

Digital Democracy is a website that hosts legislative court hearings along with their transcripts and other information. The current process for getting these videos onto the website is quite tedious. By improving the tool currently used, I will automate a lot of the current work in order to greatly reduce the time spent getting videos on our website.


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