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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    A Theoretical Model Proposal in Supply Chain Management for Turkish SMEs

    Although number of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) in Turkish economy is high, their share in national income is low due to low efficiency. Implementation of Supply Chain (SC) and Supply Chain Management (SCM), which largely take place in the literature recently, by SMEs will lower costs and increase...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Drivers, Benefits and Challenges of ICT Adoption by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs): A Literature Review

    In the knowledge society, firms need to develop competitive advantages based on an adequate and intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which is an essential element of success in today's market. This fact is especially relevant for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), whose survival depends, among other...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Effectiveness of Government Export Assistance Programs on Malaysia Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

    In this paper, the authors attempted to investigate the effectiveness of the exporting assistance programs offered by government supporting agencies. The data for the study were collected through mail questionnaires sent to the selected SMEs. Of the total number 300 questionnaires mailed, 76 firms responded and completed the questionnaires. The...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Small Business Financing Initiatives in Ghana

    Access to finance has been identified as a dominant constraint facing the Ghanaian Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) sector. This paper examines how the finance gap for SMEs might be addressed by means of policies to support other financing initiatives other than commercial finance by the conventional financial institutions....

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    An Efficient Approach to Intelligent Real-time Monitoring Using Ontologies and Hadoop

    This paper describes an approach to how ontologies can be used for modeling of real-time monitoring systems that provide both efficiency and intelligence. An ontology-based framework is described that allows for fusion of various data-processing and reasoning techniques. This solution supports the construction of detailed models of data dependencies and...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Sensor Virtualization With Self-Configuration and Flexible Interactions

    This paper presents the design and implementation of a simple and elegant middleware architecture providing virtual sensors as representatives for any type of physical sensors. With the authors' middleware, external applications can seamlessly discover sensor-hosted services through Zeroconf and it provides a standardized communication interface that applications can use without...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Strengthen RFID Tags Security Using New Data Structure

    RFID was first proposed as a technology for the automatic identification of objects. However, some recent RFID devices can provide additional objects information and can be used for other applications. Security requirement is essential in most of the applications. An essential research challenge is to provide efficient protection for RFID...

    Provided By University of Stavanger

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    Drivers, Benefits and Challenges of ICT Adoption by Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs): A Literature Review

    In the knowledge society, firms need to develop competitive advantages based on an adequate and intensive use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), which is an essential element of success in today's market. This fact is especially relevant for Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs), whose survival depends, among other...

    Provided By University of Stavanger

  • White Papers // Aug 2010

    A Theoretical Model Proposal in Supply Chain Management for Turkish SMEs

    Although number of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) in Turkish economy is high, their share in national income is low due to low efficiency. Implementation of Supply Chain (SC) and Supply Chain Management (SCM), which largely take place in the literature recently, by SMEs will lower costs and increase...

    Provided By University of Stavanger

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    The Effectiveness of Government Export Assistance Programs on Malaysia Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

    In this paper, the authors attempted to investigate the effectiveness of the exporting assistance programs offered by government supporting agencies. The data for the study were collected through mail questionnaires sent to the selected SMEs. Of the total number 300 questionnaires mailed, 76 firms responded and completed the questionnaires. The...

    Provided By University of Stavanger

  • White Papers // Jul 2010

    Small Business Financing Initiatives in Ghana

    Access to finance has been identified as a dominant constraint facing the Ghanaian Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SME) sector. This paper examines how the finance gap for SMEs might be addressed by means of policies to support other financing initiatives other than commercial finance by the conventional financial institutions....

    Provided By University of Stavanger

  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Strengthen RFID Tags Security Using New Data Structure

    RFID was first proposed as a technology for the automatic identification of objects. However, some recent RFID devices can provide additional objects information and can be used for other applications. Security requirement is essential in most of the applications. An essential research challenge is to provide efficient protection for RFID...

    Provided By University of Stavanger

  • White Papers // Feb 2009

    Sensor Virtualization With Self-Configuration and Flexible Interactions

    This paper presents the design and implementation of a simple and elegant middleware architecture providing virtual sensors as representatives for any type of physical sensors. With the authors' middleware, external applications can seamlessly discover sensor-hosted services through Zeroconf and it provides a standardized communication interface that applications can use without...

    Provided By University of Stavanger

  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    An Efficient Approach to Intelligent Real-time Monitoring Using Ontologies and Hadoop

    This paper describes an approach to how ontologies can be used for modeling of real-time monitoring systems that provide both efficiency and intelligence. An ontology-based framework is described that allows for fusion of various data-processing and reasoning techniques. This solution supports the construction of detailed models of data dependencies and...

    Provided By University of Stavanger