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  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Technology Readiness in a B2B Online Retail Context: An Examination of Antecedents and Outcomes

    This paper develops and empirically tests a model that examines the role of Technology Readiness (TR) in the Business-To-Business (B2B) context. It examines how the antecedents of TR affect the construct, and how the construct affects evaluations of a complex credence based B2B service. The research investigates how the retailers'...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Strategic Planning in Construction Professional Service Firms: A Study of Irish QS Practices

    The role and usefulness of strategic planning has been documented over several decades of strategic management research. Despite the significant body of existing knowledge in the field of strategic planning, there remains limited empirical investigation of the construction sector, specifically professional service firms operating within it. The construction sector is...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Cloud Computing Adoption for SMEs Challenges, Barriers and Outcomes

    In spite of all the excitement and fuss around cloud computing technologies in recent years, it is believed that the industry has been to some extent lagging behind when it comes to the deployment of cloud technologies and migration from legacy Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. This research aims to investigate...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Cloud Computing Adoption for SMEs: Challenges, Barriers and Outcomes

    In spite of all the excitement and fuss around cloud computing technologies in recent years, it is believed that the industry has been to some extent lagging behind when it comes to the deployment of cloud technologies and migration from legacy Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. This research aims to investigate...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Effective Knowledge Management System Implementation in Small Organisations

    Much of the key research in the field of Knowledge Management carries an inherent set of assumptions as to the nature of the organisations under investigation, such as the fact that the organisation is a large one. As a consequence of this, Knowledge Management papers tend to focus on the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    SMS Spam Filtering: Methods and Data

    Mobile or SMS spam is a real and growing problem primarily due to the availability of very cheap bulk pre-pay SMS packages and the fact that SMS engenders higher response rates as it is a trusted and personal service. SMS spam filtering is a relatively new task which inherits many...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Simulation-Based Optimisation Model for the Lean Assessment in SME: A Case Study

    Due to their space limitation and small production scale, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) are vulnerable to rapid changes. Lean principles are considered as effective improvement approach to eliminate system's waste and inefficiencies. Although much of the academic materials have addressed the lean practices into large, global companies, they...

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Is Cloud Computing Ready for Critical Applications?

    The emergence cloud computing in the computing arena has had major effect in way of the people utilize computing resources. It is being heralded by many as the new computing paradigm, coming with disruptive technologies which are expected to foster all sorts of innovations. However, further investigations suggest that cloud...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    A Utility Based Approach To Energy Hedging

    A key issue in the estimation of energy hedges is the hedgers' attitude towards risk which is encapsulated in the form of the hedgers' utility function. However, the literature typically uses only one form of utility function such as the quadratic when estimating hedges. This paper addresses this issue by...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    On the Applications of Deterministic Chaos for Encrypting Data on the Cloud

    Cloud computing is expected to grow considerably in the future because it has so many advantages with regard to sale and cost, change management, next generation architectures, choice and agility. However, one of the principal concerns for users of the cloud is lack of control and above all, data security....

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Encryption Using Deterministic Chaos

    The concepts of randomness, unpredictability, complexity and entropy form the basis of modern cryptography and a cryptosystem can be interpreted as the design of a key-dependent bijective transformation that is unpredictable to an observer for a given computational resource. For any cryptosystem, including a Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG), encryption algorithm...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Authentication of Biometric Features Using Texture Coding for ID Cards

    The use of image based information exchange has grown rapidly over the years in terms of both e-to-e image storage and transmission and in terms of maintaining paper documents in electronic form. Further, with the dramatic improvements in the quality of COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) printing and scanning devices, the ability to...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Development of a Cloud Solution for SMEs in the Irish Construction Industry

    There is a strong emerging trend within the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector for replacing traditional packaged desktop applications with Web based, outsourced products and services. The drive for this innovative solution is its contribution to enabling software to be developed, delivered and consumed in discrete chunks (known as services)...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Finding a Middleware ICT Solution for the Irish Construction SME Sector

    A key feature of the Irish construction industry is its fragmented structure. Some 16,000 businesses list their main activity as construction, yet no company has more than 3% of the total Irish output. The top 20 companies have less than 15% of total output. There is a very high number...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Building Support for Cloud Computing in the Irish Construction Industry

    The construction industry has been traditionally recognised as a fragmented sector associated with a poor level of implementation and penetration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) by Small to Medium size Enterprises (SMEs). Cloud computing is a collective term that can facilitate the ability to collaborate within a central repository that...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Computing and Its Application in the Irish Construction Industry

    The significance of Irish Small to Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) being more effective and efficient with eBusiness solutions in the construction industry has never been more evident than in today's global economy. Through the development of a strong and proactive network the Construction IT Alliance (CITA) hope to create a...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    e-Business in Supply Chain Management

    E-business is concerned with the use of the Internet to link companies with their suppliers, customers and other trading partners. As a business concept, it has evolved significantly since its introduction in the 1990's in parallel with the rapid rate of development of Information Technology (IT) during this period. Supply...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    E-Fraud Prevention Based on the Self-Authentication of E-Documents

    The authors consider a method for preventing e-Fraud in which a binary image is encrypted with a floating point cipher using a convolution operation and the output quantized into a 1-bit array generating a binary image ciphertext. The output is then 'Embedded' in a host image to hide the encrypted...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Self-Authentication of Audio Signals by Chirp Coding

    In this paper, the authors discusses a new approach to 'Watermarking' digital signals using linear frequency modulated or 'Chirp' coding. The principles underlying this approach are based on the use of a matched filter to provide a reconstruction of a chirped code that is uniquely robust in the case of...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Investigating the Factors Impacting Retailers Evaluations of Web Solution Providers

    Retailers are responding to ever increasing competitive challenges by building collaborative relationships with customers, suppliers and service providers. Increasingly SME retailers have been adopting third party web services to help them leverage the technical expertise and knowledge required to become more strategic in their e-business ventures. Such arrangements rely on...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Hedging: Scaling And The Investor Horizon

    This paper examines the volatility and covariance dynamics of cash and futures contracts that underlie the Optimal Hedge Ratio (OHR) across different hedging time horizons. The authors examine whether hedge ratios calculated over a short term hedging horizon can be scaled and successfully applied to longer term horizons. They also...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    A Covert Encryption Method for Applications in Electronic Data Interchange

    A principal weakness of all encryption systems is that the output data can be 'Seen' to be encrypted. In other words, encrypted data provides a 'Flag' on the potential value of the information that has been encrypted. In this paper, the authors provide a new approach to 'Hiding' encrypted data...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2009

    A Service-Based Approach to Supporting Portable, Persistent, Private Computing Environments

    As the trend of mobile devices continues to grow, combined with ubiquitous internet access, the need to explore new approaches to supporting device collaboration and consolidation becomes evident. The authors present a framework which demonstrates a service based approach to delivering persistent, mobility enabled, and private computing environments to a...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Information Hiding by Stochastic Diffusion and its Application to Printed Document Authentication

    The approach discussed in this paper is robust to a wide variety of attacks including geometric attacks, drawing, crumpling and print/scan attacks, details of which lie beyond the scope of the paper. The method is relatively insensitive to lossy compression, itering, amplitude adjustments, additive noise and thresholding (for a binary...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Growth of Tanzanian Mobile Phone Sector: Triumph of Quantity, Failure of Quality?

    Tanzania's mobile communications market has enjoyed impressive growth in terms of numbers of operators and subscribers over the past few years. Currently there are six operating companies and over 10 million voice subscribers. It is expected that the number of subscribers will keep on increasing in this decade. However, the...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Creating a Software Marketplace for the SME Community in the Irish Construction Industry

    The Construction Industry is a sector where Information Communication Technology (ICT) and e-Business are used to a lesser extent than in most other sectors. The high concentration of Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the industry and the typical nature of the service provided, being an on-site and often...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Future Scenario of Creating a Digital SME Community in the Irish Construction Industry

    The problems associated with the Construction Industry not being able to manage and communicate electronically product and project data between collaborating firms and within individual companies is compounded by the large number of small companies that have not adopted advanced Information Communication Technology (ICT). The typical nature of the service...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Internal Branding and Brand Commitment: A Quantitative Investigation Into Corporate Brand Building in a Retail Store Network

    The aim of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between the perceived effectiveness of internal branding activities on brand commitment among owner managers within a retail store network of previously independent retailers. Brand commitment was hypothesized as essential for coherent and consistent corporate brand building within this context....

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Creating a Digital SME Community in the Irish Construction Industry

    The Construction Industry is a sector where ICT and e-business are used to a lesser extent than in most other sectors. The high concentration of SMEs in the construction industry and the typical nature of the service provided in construction, being an on-site and often highly customized service are generally...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    CITAX: A Collaborative ICT Standards Model for the Irish Construction Industry

    The Irish construction industry is facing a series of fundamental challenges that is affecting every player in the AEC lifecycle, from architects to engineers to quantity surveyors to owners to tenants. Despite technological advances in recent years, the Irish construction industry lags behind other industries in respect to ICT investments....

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Profile of a Forgotten Minority

    The hosting of the Special Olympics in Ireland in 2003 compellingly brought to the forefront of public consciousness the capacity of people with disabilities to significantly contribute economically and socially to the nation. However, a body of research now exists highlighting that people with disabilities are less likely to be...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Mar 2007

    Managing Complex Information in Reactive Applications Using an Active Temporal XML Database Approach

    Tasks, such as those in patient care practice, require constant monitoring of a dynamic context and environment based on best practices in the form of predefined experience-based information or knowledge. These applications could take the form of reactive applications. The problem of incorporating best practices into routines used in such...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Towards a Conceptual Framework of Corporate Branding in Retailing

    The view that corporate brand building in retailing is different to any other context is predicated in the belief that 'Goods' retailers need to manage a range of corporate components, its multiple relationships with customers and its dependence on employees to personify and deliver much of the corporate identity. These...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Informed Retail Location Decisions: A Critical Concern for Irish SMEs

    The Irish retail sector can be characterized as a market in the process of radical change and one which has been transformed in the past decade. The arrival of unprecedented numbers of international retail brands has fueled the demand for retail space across the sector. The associated increases in market...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    An Investigation Into Outsourcing Practice in Ireland: A New Direction in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Companies are increasingly focusing on the development of core competencies as an integral part of their overall strategy development and implementation. The corollary of this is that functions regarded as being non-core are being outsourced. This paper investigates the case for and against outsourcing and in addition what is happening...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Broadening the Entrepreneurial Perspective

    In this paper entrepreneurial literature is combined with industrial district literature to try and explain regional success in an Irish industrial sector. A new approach called interpreneurship is introduced as an explanatory concept for regional success in an Irish case study. A number of conclusions are drawn regarding the extent...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Strategic Partnerships and the Internationalisation Process of Software SMEs

    In this paper, the authors investigates the strategic partnering activities of software SMEs (Small to Medium sized Enterprises), their motivations to engage in strategic partnerships as part of the internationalisation process, the key benefits achieved and the main challenges encountered. A qualitative research methodology focusing on Irish indigenous firms is...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2006

    Exploring the Discourses of Small Enterprise Proprietors

    Over the last three decades the discourses of strategy and enterprise have developed significantly in the context of large corporate organizations and increasingly within and for the public sector. The discourses of strategy and enterprise have developed in relationship with each other and are generative of various attributes and dilemmas...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Giving It Away : Free Technology Transfer to the Irish SME Sector

    Technology transfer is a key aspect of economic development and research administration. These concerns are shared equally between academia and industry on both sides of the Atlantic. As technology is developed at a greater rate, concerns about the technology transfer will heighten. This paper focuses on technology transfer in Ireland,...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Development of a Cloud Solution for SMEs in the Irish Construction Industry

    There is a strong emerging trend within the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector for replacing traditional packaged desktop applications with Web based, outsourced products and services. The drive for this innovative solution is its contribution to enabling software to be developed, delivered and consumed in discrete chunks (known as services)...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Finding a Middleware ICT Solution for the Irish Construction SME Sector

    A key feature of the Irish construction industry is its fragmented structure. Some 16,000 businesses list their main activity as construction, yet no company has more than 3% of the total Irish output. The top 20 companies have less than 15% of total output. There is a very high number...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Creating a Software Marketplace for the SME Community in the Irish Construction Industry

    The Construction Industry is a sector where Information Communication Technology (ICT) and e-Business are used to a lesser extent than in most other sectors. The high concentration of Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the industry and the typical nature of the service provided, being an on-site and often...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Future Scenario of Creating a Digital SME Community in the Irish Construction Industry

    The problems associated with the Construction Industry not being able to manage and communicate electronically product and project data between collaborating firms and within individual companies is compounded by the large number of small companies that have not adopted advanced Information Communication Technology (ICT). The typical nature of the service...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    A Utility Based Approach To Energy Hedging

    A key issue in the estimation of energy hedges is the hedgers' attitude towards risk which is encapsulated in the form of the hedgers' utility function. However, the literature typically uses only one form of utility function such as the quadratic when estimating hedges. This paper addresses this issue by...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Hedging: Scaling And The Investor Horizon

    This paper examines the volatility and covariance dynamics of cash and futures contracts that underlie the Optimal Hedge Ratio (OHR) across different hedging time horizons. The authors examine whether hedge ratios calculated over a short term hedging horizon can be scaled and successfully applied to longer term horizons. They also...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2011

    Is Cloud Computing Ready for Critical Applications?

    The emergence cloud computing in the computing arena has had major effect in way of the people utilize computing resources. It is being heralded by many as the new computing paradigm, coming with disruptive technologies which are expected to foster all sorts of innovations. However, further investigations suggest that cloud...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2009

    A Service-Based Approach to Supporting Portable, Persistent, Private Computing Environments

    As the trend of mobile devices continues to grow, combined with ubiquitous internet access, the need to explore new approaches to supporting device collaboration and consolidation becomes evident. The authors present a framework which demonstrates a service based approach to delivering persistent, mobility enabled, and private computing environments to a...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    The Growth of Tanzanian Mobile Phone Sector: Triumph of Quantity, Failure of Quality?

    Tanzania's mobile communications market has enjoyed impressive growth in terms of numbers of operators and subscribers over the past few years. Currently there are six operating companies and over 10 million voice subscribers. It is expected that the number of subscribers will keep on increasing in this decade. However, the...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Self-Authentication of Audio Signals by Chirp Coding

    In this paper, the authors discusses a new approach to 'Watermarking' digital signals using linear frequency modulated or 'Chirp' coding. The principles underlying this approach are based on the use of a matched filter to provide a reconstruction of a chirped code that is uniquely robust in the case of...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2010

    Encryption Using Deterministic Chaos

    The concepts of randomness, unpredictability, complexity and entropy form the basis of modern cryptography and a cryptosystem can be interpreted as the design of a key-dependent bijective transformation that is unpredictable to an observer for a given computational resource. For any cryptosystem, including a Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG), encryption algorithm...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // May 2009

    Information Hiding by Stochastic Diffusion and its Application to Printed Document Authentication

    The approach discussed in this paper is robust to a wide variety of attacks including geometric attacks, drawing, crumpling and print/scan attacks, details of which lie beyond the scope of the paper. The method is relatively insensitive to lossy compression, itering, amplitude adjustments, additive noise and thresholding (for a binary...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    E-Fraud Prevention Based on the Self-Authentication of E-Documents

    The authors consider a method for preventing e-Fraud in which a binary image is encrypted with a floating point cipher using a convolution operation and the output quantized into a 1-bit array generating a binary image ciphertext. The output is then 'Embedded' in a host image to hide the encrypted...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Authentication of Biometric Features Using Texture Coding for ID Cards

    The use of image based information exchange has grown rapidly over the years in terms of both e-to-e image storage and transmission and in terms of maintaining paper documents in electronic form. Further, with the dramatic improvements in the quality of COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) printing and scanning devices, the ability to...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    A Covert Encryption Method for Applications in Electronic Data Interchange

    A principal weakness of all encryption systems is that the output data can be 'Seen' to be encrypted. In other words, encrypted data provides a 'Flag' on the potential value of the information that has been encrypted. In this paper, the authors provide a new approach to 'Hiding' encrypted data...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2013

    Technology Readiness in a B2B Online Retail Context: An Examination of Antecedents and Outcomes

    This paper develops and empirically tests a model that examines the role of Technology Readiness (TR) in the Business-To-Business (B2B) context. It examines how the antecedents of TR affect the construct, and how the construct affects evaluations of a complex credence based B2B service. The research investigates how the retailers'...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Towards a Conceptual Framework of Corporate Branding in Retailing

    The view that corporate brand building in retailing is different to any other context is predicated in the belief that 'Goods' retailers need to manage a range of corporate components, its multiple relationships with customers and its dependence on employees to personify and deliver much of the corporate identity. These...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Building Support for Cloud Computing in the Irish Construction Industry

    The construction industry has been traditionally recognised as a fragmented sector associated with a poor level of implementation and penetration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) by Small to Medium size Enterprises (SMEs). Cloud computing is a collective term that can facilitate the ability to collaborate within a central repository that...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Informed Retail Location Decisions: A Critical Concern for Irish SMEs

    The Irish retail sector can be characterized as a market in the process of radical change and one which has been transformed in the past decade. The arrival of unprecedented numbers of international retail brands has fueled the demand for retail space across the sector. The associated increases in market...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Giving It Away : Free Technology Transfer to the Irish SME Sector

    Technology transfer is a key aspect of economic development and research administration. These concerns are shared equally between academia and industry on both sides of the Atlantic. As technology is developed at a greater rate, concerns about the technology transfer will heighten. This paper focuses on technology transfer in Ireland,...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    An Investigation Into Outsourcing Practice in Ireland: A New Direction in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

    Companies are increasingly focusing on the development of core competencies as an integral part of their overall strategy development and implementation. The corollary of this is that functions regarded as being non-core are being outsourced. This paper investigates the case for and against outsourcing and in addition what is happening...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Strategic Partnerships and the Internationalisation Process of Software SMEs

    In this paper, the authors investigates the strategic partnering activities of software SMEs (Small to Medium sized Enterprises), their motivations to engage in strategic partnerships as part of the internationalisation process, the key benefits achieved and the main challenges encountered. A qualitative research methodology focusing on Irish indigenous firms is...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Cloud Computing Adoption for SMEs: Challenges, Barriers and Outcomes

    In spite of all the excitement and fuss around cloud computing technologies in recent years, it is believed that the industry has been to some extent lagging behind when it comes to the deployment of cloud technologies and migration from legacy Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. This research aims to investigate...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Cloud Computing and Its Application in the Irish Construction Industry

    The significance of Irish Small to Medium size Enterprises (SMEs) being more effective and efficient with eBusiness solutions in the construction industry has never been more evident than in today's global economy. Through the development of a strong and proactive network the Construction IT Alliance (CITA) hope to create a...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    CITAX: A Collaborative ICT Standards Model for the Irish Construction Industry

    The Irish construction industry is facing a series of fundamental challenges that is affecting every player in the AEC lifecycle, from architects to engineers to quantity surveyors to owners to tenants. Despite technological advances in recent years, the Irish construction industry lags behind other industries in respect to ICT investments....

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Simulation-Based Optimisation Model for the Lean Assessment in SME: A Case Study

    Due to their space limitation and small production scale, Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) are vulnerable to rapid changes. Lean principles are considered as effective improvement approach to eliminate system's waste and inefficiencies. Although much of the academic materials have addressed the lean practices into large, global companies, they...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Internal Branding and Brand Commitment: A Quantitative Investigation Into Corporate Brand Building in a Retail Store Network

    The aim of this quantitative study was to investigate the relationship between the perceived effectiveness of internal branding activities on brand commitment among owner managers within a retail store network of previously independent retailers. Brand commitment was hypothesized as essential for coherent and consistent corporate brand building within this context....

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Effective Knowledge Management System Implementation in Small Organisations

    Much of the key research in the field of Knowledge Management carries an inherent set of assumptions as to the nature of the organisations under investigation, such as the fact that the organisation is a large one. As a consequence of this, Knowledge Management papers tend to focus on the...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    Investigating the Factors Impacting Retailers Evaluations of Web Solution Providers

    Retailers are responding to ever increasing competitive challenges by building collaborative relationships with customers, suppliers and service providers. Increasingly SME retailers have been adopting third party web services to help them leverage the technical expertise and knowledge required to become more strategic in their e-business ventures. Such arrangements rely on...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Nov 2012

    Strategic Planning in Construction Professional Service Firms: A Study of Irish QS Practices

    The role and usefulness of strategic planning has been documented over several decades of strategic management research. Despite the significant body of existing knowledge in the field of strategic planning, there remains limited empirical investigation of the construction sector, specifically professional service firms operating within it. The construction sector is...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Broadening the Entrepreneurial Perspective

    In this paper entrepreneurial literature is combined with industrial district literature to try and explain regional success in an Irish industrial sector. A new approach called interpreneurship is introduced as an explanatory concept for regional success in an Irish case study. A number of conclusions are drawn regarding the extent...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Mar 2007

    Managing Complex Information in Reactive Applications Using an Active Temporal XML Database Approach

    Tasks, such as those in patient care practice, require constant monitoring of a dynamic context and environment based on best practices in the form of predefined experience-based information or knowledge. These applications could take the form of reactive applications. The problem of incorporating best practices into routines used in such...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    On the Applications of Deterministic Chaos for Encrypting Data on the Cloud

    Cloud computing is expected to grow considerably in the future because it has so many advantages with regard to sale and cost, change management, next generation architectures, choice and agility. However, one of the principal concerns for users of the cloud is lack of control and above all, data security....

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    e-Business in Supply Chain Management

    E-business is concerned with the use of the Internet to link companies with their suppliers, customers and other trading partners. As a business concept, it has evolved significantly since its introduction in the 1990's in parallel with the rapid rate of development of Information Technology (IT) during this period. Supply...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Creating a Digital SME Community in the Irish Construction Industry

    The Construction Industry is a sector where ICT and e-business are used to a lesser extent than in most other sectors. The high concentration of SMEs in the construction industry and the typical nature of the service provided in construction, being an on-site and often highly customized service are generally...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    Entrepreneurs with Disabilities: Profile of a Forgotten Minority

    The hosting of the Special Olympics in Ireland in 2003 compellingly brought to the forefront of public consciousness the capacity of people with disabilities to significantly contribute economically and socially to the nation. However, a body of research now exists highlighting that people with disabilities are less likely to be...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2006

    Exploring the Discourses of Small Enterprise Proprietors

    Over the last three decades the discourses of strategy and enterprise have developed significantly in the context of large corporate organizations and increasingly within and for the public sector. The discourses of strategy and enterprise have developed in relationship with each other and are generative of various attributes and dilemmas...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jul 2012

    Cloud Computing Adoption for SMEs Challenges, Barriers and Outcomes

    In spite of all the excitement and fuss around cloud computing technologies in recent years, it is believed that the industry has been to some extent lagging behind when it comes to the deployment of cloud technologies and migration from legacy Information Technology (IT) infrastructure. This research aims to investigate...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology

  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    SMS Spam Filtering: Methods and Data

    Mobile or SMS spam is a real and growing problem primarily due to the availability of very cheap bulk pre-pay SMS packages and the fact that SMS engenders higher response rates as it is a trusted and personal service. SMS spam filtering is a relatively new task which inherits many...

    Provided By Dublin Institute of Technology