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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Enhancing Data Privacy and Access Anonymity in Cloud Computing

    There is a growing interest in cloud computing due to its various benefits such as the efficient utilization of computing resources. However, privacy and security concerns are among the main obstacles facing the widespread adoption of this new technology. In this paper, the authors propose a method that enables cloud...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Research on IT/IS Evaluation: A 25 Year Review

    The conduct of IT/IS evaluation and its associated approaches, techniques and methods have been the subject of IS research for many years, particularly in the last two decades. This paper reflects on the body of knowledge which has emerged over the past twenty-five years in order to identify where research...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Exploring the SME Quandary: Data Governance in Practise in the Small to Medium-Sized Enterprise Sector

    This paper is to explore how Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) perceive data and data governance and investigates whether current data governance frameworks are applicable to SMEs. Enterprises of all sizes and complexity have had to learn how to operate in an increasingly digital business environment. Such an environment demands...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    SMEs and IT: Evidence for a Market for "Lemons"

    It is well-known that Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) suffer from a lack of IT proficiency and therefore depend heavily on external IT expertise. The acquisition of a strategic IT artefact by an SME is mainly initiated in a market where Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and customers meet. This complex...

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  • White Papers // May 2012

    Technical Factors for Implementing SOABased Business Intelligence Architecture: An Exploratory Study

    Business Intelligence (BI) architecture based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concept enables enterprises to deploy agile and reliable BI applications. However, the key factors for implementing a SOA-based BI architecture from technical perspectives have not yet been systematically investigated. Most of the prior studies focus on organisational and managerial perspectives rather...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    The Relationship Between Dynamic Business Models and Business Cases

    This paper analyses the relationship between two well-known business concepts. It clarifies how business models, as an implementation of a company's strategy, can be aligned with business cases, as an abstraction of a company's operations. The relationship is analyzed from a static as well as a dynamic point of view...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Reconstructing the Past for Organizational Accountability

    Many organizations have undergone substantial reorganization in the last decade. They re-engineered their business processes and exchanged proprietary, not integrated applications for more standard solutions. Integration of structured data in relational databases has improved documentation of business transactions and increased data quality. But almost 90% of the information that organizations...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Middle Managers' Maturity of Knowledge Sharing: Investigation of Middle Managers Working at Medium-And Large-Sized Enterprises

    Now-a-days knowledge is becoming an increasingly important factor of organizational competitiveness. The way it is shared within the organization is essential and central not only to the success of organizations but also among those who share it, since those who take part in the knowledge sharing process also benefit from...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Enterprise Information Systems of New Generation

    In the today's rapidly changing competitive business environment, only flexible and dynamically developing companies are able to meet competition, companies that have managed to reduce costs and improve business efficiency through the introduction of advanced Information Technologies (IT). The use of information technologies is an essential component of a company's...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Conceptualizing a Dynamic Model for Operation Strategy Formulation in the Third Millennium

    Today's firms are residing in a hypercompetitive environment in which operational supremacy undisputedly is a fulcrum of competitiveness. However, under tough competitive circumstances posed by globalized business milieu achieving this end apparently requires a comprehensive and systematic approach to understand and strategize operation in a superior way. This means operation...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Characterising the Knowledge Approach of a Firm: An Investigation of Knowledge Activities in Five Software SMEs

    An organization's ability to successfully compete in a changing market place is contingent on its ability to manage what it knows, in order to serve the objectives of the firm. While it has been argued that due to their size, Knowledge Management (KM) is not a concern for smaller organisations,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Personality Traits: Business Versus Technical Graduates

    Effective interactions depend largely on personality traits, which is a consistent and long-lasting tendency in behavior. In psychology, five major trait factors (Big Five personality traits) have been generally used to assess personality of people. The study highlights the practicality of importance-performance analysis as a means to assessing the importance...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Investigating the Factors Inhibiting SMEs From Recognizing and Measuring Losses From Cyber Crime in South Africa

    The level of cyber attacks on organisations has increased tremendously in recent years. When such attacks occur, organisations need to assess the damage and loss from this crime. While large organisations have the mechanisms to determine such losses, SMEs lack such capability and often ignore the need to implement effective...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Assessing Future Value of Investments in Security-Related IT Governance Control Objectives - Surveying IT Professionals

    Optimizing investments in IT governance towards a better information security is an understudied topic in the academic literature. Further, collecting empirical evidence by surveying IT professionals on their relative opinion in this matter has not yet been explored to its full potential. This paper has tried to somewhat overcome this...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Using ICT as a Value Adding Tool in South African SMEs

    In this paper, the authors investigates how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been used to add value to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, particularly in the retail, production and service provision sectors. This empirical study had three objectives. The first objective was to find out which...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Trust-Building Mechanisms for the Provision of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

    The term Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS) indicates private companies whose job consists of collecting, generating, analyzing, and distributing knowledge with the purpose of delivering customized services to satisfy client's needs. KIBS firms rely on highly educated professionals, and supply knowledge resources or other knowledge-based services that clients are unable or...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Literature Review of Information Technology Adoption Models at Firm Level

    Today, Information Technology (IT) is universally regarded as an essential tool in enhancing the competitiveness of the economy of a country. There is consensus that IT has significant effects on the productivity of firms. These effects will only be realized if, and when, IT are widely spread and used. It...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Alliance Decision-Making of SMEs

    Hardly a sector of economic activity has remained untouched by the trend of inter-firm collaboration, particularly among large enterprises, but it seems to remain uncommon among many SMEs especially in some developing countries. The advantages of the SMEs of being faster and flexible are clouded by the lack of resources...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Enterprise Architecture Principles and their impact on the Management of IT Investments

    The strategic role of IT and its significance throughout the organization increases complexity, variety, and the need of change. Hence IT management must deal with uncertainties derived from different, conflicting and ever changing demands. In this sense Enterprise Architecture is playing an increasingly important role in improving IT management practice....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Effect of Information Systems on Firm Performance and Profitability Using a Case-Study Approach

    Beale and Cole is a company that was experiencing significant levels of growth in its business. However, its existing operational practices and ICT infrastructure were incapable of efficiently sustaining their level of growth. A thorough analysis of the operational systems was carried out covering both the manual systems and those...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Creating Strategic Value Through Executive Information Systems: An Exploratory Study

    Over the past few years, information technology has grown so rapidly that businesses had to adjust very quickly to keep abreast of fast growing technologies and international trends. An increasing number of South African companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) have implemented Executive Information Systems (EISs) that have...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Understanding IT Management in SMEs

    There is evidence in the IT literature indicating that IT management is one factor that influences IT success. In addition, there is much literature indicating that IT management is important in the SME context. However, much of this literature has focused on the important role of the owner and/or other...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Towards a Model for Determining the Scope of ICT Integration in the Enterprise: The Case of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

    The question of integration of Information Systems (IS) into the planning and execution of operational activities has been the focus for researchers from different constituencies. Organisational theorists recognise the need for integrating mechanisms for co-ordinating the actions of sub-units within an organisation. Centralisation has been seen as a defensive reaction...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Does Entrepreneurial Experience and Strategy Really Matter for ICT Performance? a Greek Cross-Border Empirical Study

    Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) adopt Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) on a global scale in order to derive the undeniable benefits accruing from their use. The critical question arising here is which SMEs benefit from the adoption of ICTs. Thus, the purpose of this study is to find out...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    The Influence of Organisational Memory Mismatches and Coping Strategies on ERP Outcomes

    ERP systems are intended to encompass and integrate functions of an organisation resulting in organisational efficiencies. However, during the ERP usage stage these intended efficiencies are not always realized. One cause of this is organisational memory mismatches and the resultant coping strategies employed. Organisational memory can be described as the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    A Case Study of SME Web Application Development Effectiveness Via Agile Methods

    The development of Web applications is an important focus of the modern information enabled organization - whether the Web application development is in-house, outsourced, or purchased as 'Commercial-Off-The-Shelf' (COTS) software. Traditionally Web application development has been delivered via the dominant waterfall system. The waterfall system relies upon well-defined governance structures,...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Searching for e-Business Performance Measurement Systems

    Organisations of all kinds continue to expand their involvement in e-business. This requires considerable financial investment in IT, in processes and in people. It might be expected that there would be a concern to ensure that performance measurement systems are capable of justifying these investments, and of evaluating their worth...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Does ROI Matter? Insights Into the True Business Value of IT

    Ever since the introduction of an 'IT productivity paradox' by Robert Solow, the business value of Information Technology (IT) has been the topic of many debates by practitioners as well as by academics. In these discussions a distinction can be made between the variance approach, investigating what the relationship between...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    E-Commerce Investments From an SME Perspective: Costs, Benefits and Processes

    This paper is to investigate whether SMEs take into consideration the cost dimensions (tangible and intangible, direct and indirect) and follow the investment appraisal techniques proposed in literature as relevant and suitable in relation to e-commerce adoption. More specifically, the authors analyze the importance placed by the EC adopters on...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    National Survey of SMEs' Use of IT in Four Sectors

    This paper examines the adoption and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across four sectors in the UK. In the paper, the authors report on a survey that explores the factors facilitating or hampering the successful adoption and use of ICT by...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    IT Evaluation Frameworks - Do They Make a Valuable Contribution? a Critique of Some of the Classic Models for Use by SMEs

    Given the plethora of frameworks and models available in this area, not all could be evaluated here. This paper takes seven popular frameworks and examines aspects of IT evaluation with particular emphasis on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The frameworks were selected from the most well known of IT evaluation...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    B2C e-Commerce Success: A Test and Validation of a Revised Conceptual Model

    Since the advent of the Internet, B2C e-Commerce has grown substantially across the globe. Whilst much research has examined factors influencing adoption of e-commerce, not as many studies have investigated the post-adoption phenomenon of success. Those studies that have investigated IS success and the extensions required to accommodate e-commerce have...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Reward Systems in the Post Digitization Era: Possible Benefits and Risks

    The last decades have been characterized by extremely intense digitization - in the shape of investments in administrative and embedded IT together with advanced Internet solutions - as regards companies and organizations worldwide. Today, however, most establishments are already highly digitized, which affects the conditions for work and organizations' forms...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    ERP and Functional Fit: How Integrated Systems Fail to Provide Improved Control

    Companies have been investing in integrated enterprise applications (such as ERP) for over a decade, without firm evidence of a return from these investments. Much research has centered on the factors which will lead to a successful implementation project, but to date there appears to be little research on the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Outsourced Information Systems Failures in SMEs: A Multiple Case Study

    Since the 1980s, a number of frameworks have been proposed for understanding the concept of Information System (IS) failure. Two approaches to IS failures seem particularly important: the concept of Expectation Failure and the concept of Termination Failure. The authors argue that there is an extra dimension to the problem...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Information System Architecture Metrics: An Enterprise Engineering Evaluation Approach

    Although, some important technological developments have been achieved during last decade, information systems still do not answer efficiently enough to the continuous demands that organisations are facing - causing a non-alignment between business and Information Technologies (IT) and therefore reducing organisation competitive abilities. This paper proposes sixteen metrics for the...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    ICT Adoption and Use in UK SMEs: A Failure of Initiatives?

    In this paper, the authors explore some of the results from a survey of 378 Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) based in the southeast of England. The objective of this survey was to build a snapshot of the state of play of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) use...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Use and Impact of ICT on SMEs in Oman

    This paper presents the results of an exploratory study carried out to learn about the use and impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Oman. The study investigates ICT infrastructure, software used, driver for ICT investment, perceptions about business benefits of ICT...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    A Web Based Intelligent Training System for SMEs

    It is widely accepted that employees in small business suffer from a lack of knowledge and skills. This lack of skills means that small companies will miss out on new business opportunities. This is even more evident with respect to the adoption of Internet marketing in Small and Medium sized...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Export Intention of Small and Medium Tunisian Enterprises

    Due to globalization, export is considered as an essential asset for the continuity and profitability of businesses. Nevertheless, export is a complex process. To initiate and to develop this strategy, a business must clear away the internal and external constraints and take advantage of the stimulating factors. The latters show...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Investigating the Factors Inhibiting SMEs From Recognizing and Measuring Losses From Cyber Crime in South Africa

    The level of cyber attacks on organisations has increased tremendously in recent years. When such attacks occur, organisations need to assess the damage and loss from this crime. While large organisations have the mechanisms to determine such losses, SMEs lack such capability and often ignore the need to implement effective...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    The Effect of Information Systems on Firm Performance and Profitability Using a Case-Study Approach

    Beale and Cole is a company that was experiencing significant levels of growth in its business. However, its existing operational practices and ICT infrastructure were incapable of efficiently sustaining their level of growth. A thorough analysis of the operational systems was carried out covering both the manual systems and those...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Searching for e-Business Performance Measurement Systems

    Organisations of all kinds continue to expand their involvement in e-business. This requires considerable financial investment in IT, in processes and in people. It might be expected that there would be a concern to ensure that performance measurement systems are capable of justifying these investments, and of evaluating their worth...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Does ROI Matter? Insights Into the True Business Value of IT

    Ever since the introduction of an 'IT productivity paradox' by Robert Solow, the business value of Information Technology (IT) has been the topic of many debates by practitioners as well as by academics. In these discussions a distinction can be made between the variance approach, investigating what the relationship between...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    E-Commerce Investments From an SME Perspective: Costs, Benefits and Processes

    This paper is to investigate whether SMEs take into consideration the cost dimensions (tangible and intangible, direct and indirect) and follow the investment appraisal techniques proposed in literature as relevant and suitable in relation to e-commerce adoption. More specifically, the authors analyze the importance placed by the EC adopters on...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Assessing Future Value of Investments in Security-Related IT Governance Control Objectives - Surveying IT Professionals

    Optimizing investments in IT governance towards a better information security is an understudied topic in the academic literature. Further, collecting empirical evidence by surveying IT professionals on their relative opinion in this matter has not yet been explored to its full potential. This paper has tried to somewhat overcome this...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Literature Review of Information Technology Adoption Models at Firm Level

    Today, Information Technology (IT) is universally regarded as an essential tool in enhancing the competitiveness of the economy of a country. There is consensus that IT has significant effects on the productivity of firms. These effects will only be realized if, and when, IT are widely spread and used. It...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    National Survey of SMEs' Use of IT in Four Sectors

    This paper examines the adoption and use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across four sectors in the UK. In the paper, the authors report on a survey that explores the factors facilitating or hampering the successful adoption and use of ICT by...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    IT Evaluation Frameworks - Do They Make a Valuable Contribution? a Critique of Some of the Classic Models for Use by SMEs

    Given the plethora of frameworks and models available in this area, not all could be evaluated here. This paper takes seven popular frameworks and examines aspects of IT evaluation with particular emphasis on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The frameworks were selected from the most well known of IT evaluation...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Research on IT/IS Evaluation: A 25 Year Review

    The conduct of IT/IS evaluation and its associated approaches, techniques and methods have been the subject of IS research for many years, particularly in the last two decades. This paper reflects on the body of knowledge which has emerged over the past twenty-five years in order to identify where research...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Reconstructing the Past for Organizational Accountability

    Many organizations have undergone substantial reorganization in the last decade. They re-engineered their business processes and exchanged proprietary, not integrated applications for more standard solutions. Integration of structured data in relational databases has improved documentation of business transactions and increased data quality. But almost 90% of the information that organizations...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Enterprise Information Systems of New Generation

    In the today's rapidly changing competitive business environment, only flexible and dynamically developing companies are able to meet competition, companies that have managed to reduce costs and improve business efficiency through the introduction of advanced Information Technologies (IT). The use of information technologies is an essential component of a company's...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Feb 2011

    Alliance Decision-Making of SMEs

    Hardly a sector of economic activity has remained untouched by the trend of inter-firm collaboration, particularly among large enterprises, but it seems to remain uncommon among many SMEs especially in some developing countries. The advantages of the SMEs of being faster and flexible are clouded by the lack of resources...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    A Case Study of SME Web Application Development Effectiveness Via Agile Methods

    The development of Web applications is an important focus of the modern information enabled organization - whether the Web application development is in-house, outsourced, or purchased as 'Commercial-Off-The-Shelf' (COTS) software. Traditionally Web application development has been delivered via the dominant waterfall system. The waterfall system relies upon well-defined governance structures,...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Exception-Based Approach for Information Systems Evaluation: The Method and Its Benefits to Information Systems Management

    Exceptions are events that cannot be handled by an information system by following normal processing rules. Exceptions arise for two main reasons: flaws in system design and post implementation changes in the system domain. Only few exceptions should arise in an information system serving its user community well. In practice,...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    B2C e-Commerce Success: A Test and Validation of a Revised Conceptual Model

    Since the advent of the Internet, B2C e-Commerce has grown substantially across the globe. Whilst much research has examined factors influencing adoption of e-commerce, not as many studies have investigated the post-adoption phenomenon of success. Those studies that have investigated IS success and the extensions required to accommodate e-commerce have...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Reward Systems in the Post Digitization Era: Possible Benefits and Risks

    The last decades have been characterized by extremely intense digitization - in the shape of investments in administrative and embedded IT together with advanced Internet solutions - as regards companies and organizations worldwide. Today, however, most establishments are already highly digitized, which affects the conditions for work and organizations' forms...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    ERP and Functional Fit: How Integrated Systems Fail to Provide Improved Control

    Companies have been investing in integrated enterprise applications (such as ERP) for over a decade, without firm evidence of a return from these investments. Much research has centered on the factors which will lead to a successful implementation project, but to date there appears to be little research on the...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Creating Strategic Value Through Executive Information Systems: An Exploratory Study

    Over the past few years, information technology has grown so rapidly that businesses had to adjust very quickly to keep abreast of fast growing technologies and international trends. An increasing number of South African companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) have implemented Executive Information Systems (EISs) that have...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Understanding IT Management in SMEs

    There is evidence in the IT literature indicating that IT management is one factor that influences IT success. In addition, there is much literature indicating that IT management is important in the SME context. However, much of this literature has focused on the important role of the owner and/or other...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Towards a Model for Determining the Scope of ICT Integration in the Enterprise: The Case of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems

    The question of integration of Information Systems (IS) into the planning and execution of operational activities has been the focus for researchers from different constituencies. Organisational theorists recognise the need for integrating mechanisms for co-ordinating the actions of sub-units within an organisation. Centralisation has been seen as a defensive reaction...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Seven Ways to Get Your Favoured IT Project Accepted - Politics in IT Evaluation

    IS managers are being put under increasing pressure to justify the value of corporate IT/IS expenditure. Their constant quest for the 'Holy grail' continues, as existing methods and approaches of justifying IT/IS expenditure are still failing to deliver. The decision making process is not as objective and transparent as it...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Outsourced Information Systems Failures in SMEs: A Multiple Case Study

    Since the 1980s, a number of frameworks have been proposed for understanding the concept of Information System (IS) failure. Two approaches to IS failures seem particularly important: the concept of Expectation Failure and the concept of Termination Failure. The authors argue that there is an extra dimension to the problem...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Information System Architecture Metrics: An Enterprise Engineering Evaluation Approach

    Although, some important technological developments have been achieved during last decade, information systems still do not answer efficiently enough to the continuous demands that organisations are facing - causing a non-alignment between business and Information Technologies (IT) and therefore reducing organisation competitive abilities. This paper proposes sixteen metrics for the...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Adoption of Knowledge Management Systems in Small Firms

    Knowledge Management (KM) is a critical area for small business managers in today's competitive environment. However, there is a general consensus in relation to the fact that the benefits of KM have not been fully exploited by small firms. In fact, despite the wide literature on KM, there is an...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Characterising the Knowledge Approach of a Firm: An Investigation of Knowledge Activities in Five Software SMEs

    An organization's ability to successfully compete in a changing market place is contingent on its ability to manage what it knows, in order to serve the objectives of the firm. While it has been argued that due to their size, Knowledge Management (KM) is not a concern for smaller organisations,...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Feb 2012

    Middle Managers' Maturity of Knowledge Sharing: Investigation of Middle Managers Working at Medium-And Large-Sized Enterprises

    Now-a-days knowledge is becoming an increasingly important factor of organizational competitiveness. The way it is shared within the organization is essential and central not only to the success of organizations but also among those who share it, since those who take part in the knowledge sharing process also benefit from...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    InCaS: Intellectual Capital Management in European SME - Its Strategic Relevance and the Importance of Its Certification

    As the Lisbon Agenda declares the aim for the European Union to become the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based market in the world by 2010, management instruments are needed to support companies achieving this ambitious goal. Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) are especially affected by this plan being the driving...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2011

    Trust-Building Mechanisms for the Provision of Knowledge-Intensive Business Services

    The term Knowledge-Intensive Business Services (KIBS) indicates private companies whose job consists of collecting, generating, analyzing, and distributing knowledge with the purpose of delivering customized services to satisfy client's needs. KIBS firms rely on highly educated professionals, and supply knowledge resources or other knowledge-based services that clients are unable or...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Business Model Evolution in IA / IC Support Centres and the Role of Market-Making

    This paper addresses some of the issues for 'Migrating' the 'business model of IA/IC support centers depending upon the developing nature of their roles over time. It explores how centers may be sustained over a sufficient period of time to impact economically at a local, regional or national level. In...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Stakes and Limits ff the Installation of a Tool "E-Competences" in SME of the BTP

    These last years were remembered by a generalization of Information Technologies and Communication (TIC) in companies. This paper are thus summarized around the following question: which are the stakes and the limits of the placement of an E-HR tool? And more precisely, which are the reasons of the recourse to...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Export Intention of Small and Medium Tunisian Enterprises

    Due to globalization, export is considered as an essential asset for the continuity and profitability of businesses. Nevertheless, export is a complex process. To initiate and to develop this strategy, a business must clear away the internal and external constraints and take advantage of the stimulating factors. The latters show...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Conceptualizing a Dynamic Model for Operation Strategy Formulation in the Third Millennium

    Today's firms are residing in a hypercompetitive environment in which operational supremacy undisputedly is a fulcrum of competitiveness. However, under tough competitive circumstances posed by globalized business milieu achieving this end apparently requires a comprehensive and systematic approach to understand and strategize operation in a superior way. This means operation...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // May 2012

    Technical Factors for Implementing SOABased Business Intelligence Architecture: An Exploratory Study

    Business Intelligence (BI) architecture based on Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) concept enables enterprises to deploy agile and reliable BI applications. However, the key factors for implementing a SOA-based BI architecture from technical perspectives have not yet been systematically investigated. Most of the prior studies focus on organisational and managerial perspectives rather...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Personality Traits: Business Versus Technical Graduates

    Effective interactions depend largely on personality traits, which is a consistent and long-lasting tendency in behavior. In psychology, five major trait factors (Big Five personality traits) have been generally used to assess personality of people. The study highlights the practicality of importance-performance analysis as a means to assessing the importance...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Enhancing Data Privacy and Access Anonymity in Cloud Computing

    There is a growing interest in cloud computing due to its various benefits such as the efficient utilization of computing resources. However, privacy and security concerns are among the main obstacles facing the widespread adoption of this new technology. In this paper, the authors propose a method that enables cloud...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Aug 2011

    Using ICT as a Value Adding Tool in South African SMEs

    In this paper, the authors investigates how Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has been used to add value to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, particularly in the retail, production and service provision sectors. This empirical study had three objectives. The first objective was to find out which...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Exploring the SME Quandary: Data Governance in Practise in the Small to Medium-Sized Enterprise Sector

    This paper is to explore how Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) perceive data and data governance and investigates whether current data governance frameworks are applicable to SMEs. Enterprises of all sizes and complexity have had to learn how to operate in an increasingly digital business environment. Such an environment demands...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Mar 2012

    The Relationship Between Dynamic Business Models and Business Cases

    This paper analyses the relationship between two well-known business concepts. It clarifies how business models, as an implementation of a company's strategy, can be aligned with business cases, as an abstraction of a company's operations. The relationship is analyzed from a static as well as a dynamic point of view...

    Provided By Academic Conferences

  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    The Influence of Net Benefits on Collective, Innovative, Configural System Use: A Case Study of Small-to-Medium Enterprises

    In today's business world, Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) increasingly join their larger counterparts in regarding use of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems (IS) as fundamental to business operations. For SMEs, investment in packaged software that has not been customized to individual enterprise needs, allows ready access too much of the...

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