Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology

Proceedings of the first IFIP WG 8.6 working conference on the diffusion and adoption of information technology, Oslo, Norway, October 1995

Author: Karlheinz Kautz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 474

It. is well known that t.he introduction of a new technology in one organization not always produces the intended benefits (Levine, 1994). In many cases, either the receivers do not reach the intended level of use or simply the technology is rejected because it does not match with the expectations (true or false) and the accepted psychological effort to use it. The case of formal methods is a paradigmatic example of continual failures. The published cases with problems or failures only constitute the visible part of a large iceberg of adoption cases. It. is difficult to get companies to openly express the problems they had; however, from the experience of the author, failure cases are very common and they include any type of company. Many reasons to explain the failures (and in some cases the successes) could be postulated; however, the experiences are not structured enough and it is difficult to extract from them useful guidelines for avoiding future problems. Generally speaking, there is a trend to find the root of the problems in the technol ogy itself and in its adequacy with the preexistent technological context. Technocratic technology transfer models describe the problems in terms of these aspects. Although it is true that those factors limit the probability of success, there is another source of explanations linked to the individuals and working teams and how they perceive the technology.

Networked Information Technologies

Diffusion and Adoption

Author: Jan Damsgaard

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 854

Software systems that used to be relatively autonomous entities such as e.g. accounting systems, order-entry systems etc. are now interlinked in large networks comprising extensive information infrastructures. What earlier used to be stand-alone proprietary systems are now for the most part replaced by more or less standardized interdependent systems that form large networks of production and use. Organizations have to make decisions about what office suite to purchase? The easiest option is to continuously upgrade the existing office suite to the latest version, but the battle between WordPerfect and Microsoft Word demonstrated that the choice is not obvious. What instant messenger network to join for global communication? Preferably the one most colleagues and friends use; AOL Instant Messenger, Microsoft Messenger, and ICQ represent three satisfactory, but disjunctive alternatives. Similarly organizations abandon their portfolio of homegrown IT systems and replace them with a single Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Several ERP alternatives exist on the market, but which is the right one for you? The argumentation and rationale behind these considerations are obviously related to the technological and social networks we are embedded in, but it is not always easy to specify how. Networked Information Technologies: Diffusion and Adoption offers contributions from academics and practitioners who study networked information systems from a diffusion and adoption point of view. Themes related to the conceptualisation of diffusion and adoption of networked information systems are discussed along with studies of the diffusion of networked information systems in public sector institutions and private businesses. This volume contains the edited proceedings of the IFIP Conference on The Diffusion and Adoption of Networked Information Technologies, which was sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 and held in Copenhagen, Denmark in October 2003.

Global Diffusion and Adoption of Technologies for Knowledge and Information Sharing

Author: Tan, Felix B.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 441

View: 701

"This book provides diverse insights from researchers and practitioners around the world to offer their knowledge on the comparisons of international enterprises, to managers and practitioners to improve business practices and keep an open dialogue about global information management"--Provided by publisher.

Technology Diffusion and Adoption: Global Complexity, Global Innovation

Global Complexity, Global Innovation

Author: Zolait, Ali Hussein Saleh

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 366

View: 879

Technology Diffusion and Adoption: Global Complexity, Global Innovation discusses the emerging topics of information technology and the IT based solutions in global and multi-cultural environments. This comprehensive collection addresses the aspects of innovation diffusion in the field of business computing technologies and is essential for researchers, practitioners, academicians and educators all over the world.

Business Agility and Information Technology Diffusion

IFIP TC8 WG 8.6 International Working Conference, May 8-11, 2005, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Author: Richard Baskerville

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 380

View: 997

International Federation for Information Processing The IFIP series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication. The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction. Proceedings and post-proceedings of referred international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured. These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research. The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing. For more information about the 300 other books in the IFIP series, please visit springeronline.com. For more information about IFIP, please visit www.ifip.or.at.

Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science

Volume 69 - Supplement 32

Author: Allen Kent

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 500

View: 900

This encyclopaedia of library and information science explores business information visualization. It offers guidance for research and practice to Virtual Reality Modelling Language (VRML).

Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology

Author: Garson, G. David

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 1066

View: 857

"This book compiles estimable research on the global trend toward the rapidly increasing use of information technology in the public sector, discussing such issues as e-government and e-commerce; project management and information technology evaluation; system design and data processing; security and protection; and privacy, access, and ethics of public information technology"--Provided by publisher.

Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Author: Zhao, Fang

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 530

View: 325

It has become a widely-recognized fact that entrepreneurs and information technology have become the backbone of the world economy. The increasing penetration of IT in society and in most of industries/businesses, as well as the joining forces of entrepreneurship and innovation in the economy, reinforce the need for a leading and authoritative research handbook to disseminate leading edge findings about entrepreneurship and innovation in the context of IT from an international perspective. Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation presents current studies on the nature, process and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation in the development, implementation, and application of information technology worldwide, as well as providing academics, entrepreneurs, managers, and practitioners with up-to-date, comprehensive, and rigorous research-based articles on the formation and implementation of effective strategies and business plans.

Information Diffusion Management and Knowledge Sharing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 920

View: 246

Within the past 10 years, tremendous innovations have been brought forth in information diffusion and management. Such technologies as social media have transformed the way that information is disseminated and used, making it critical to understand its distribution through these mediums. With the consistent creation and wide availability of information, it has become imperative to remain updated on the latest trends and applications in this field. Information Diffusion Management and Knowledge Sharing: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice examines the trends, models, challenges, issues, and strategies of information diffusion and management from a global context. Highlighting a range of topics such as influence maximization, information spread control, and social influence, this publication is an ideal reference source for managers, librarians, information systems specialists, professionals, researchers, and administrators seeking current research on the theories and applications of global information management.

Information Systems Innovation and Diffusion

Issues and Directions

Author: Tor Jermud Larsen

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 454

View: 602

Organizations report that as much as 50% of investments in IS and IT solutions are judged to be outright failures or deemed highly unsatisfactory. Information Systems Innovation and Diffusion: Issues and Directions reports on innovation and diffusion research and presents theory-based guidelines that will increase the business value of IS/IT investments.

The Diffusion of Information Technology

Experience of Industrial Countries and Lessons for Developing Countries

Author: Ken Guy

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 207

View: 432

World Bank Discussion Paper No. 281.This study examines the best practices of eight OECD countries--Canada, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States--in designing national policies and programs to accelerate the effective use of information technology in support of industrial competitiveness. New technologies in computing, communications, and multimedia are changing the competitive advantage of industries, services, and entire economies. Enterprises must therefore increase their technological development and education through government assistance.The emerging experience is rich and diverse. The study draws on the tacit knowledge of the designers and implementors of national policies and programs to establish key rules-of-thumb for future programs. The authors outline broad directions for adapting these practices to the conditions of developing countries.

Scandinavian Information Systems Research

First Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems, SCIS 2010, Rebild, Denmark, August 20-22, 2010, Proceedings

Author: Karlheinz Kautz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 155

View: 734

This book contains the refereed proceedings of the First Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems (SCIS), held in Rebild, Denmark, in August 2010. The conference was held in conjunction with the traditional IRIS seminar for information systems research in Scandinavia, and its objective was to extend and formalize part of the seminar to a full conference by presenting high-quality research with a particular view on the Scandinavian research community. At the same time, SCIS aims to continue with the Scandinavian information systems research tradition, which has for several decades placed emphasis on the relevance of practical results for users, industry and society at large. The 10 papers accepted for SCIS were presented in one single track and cover topics like requirements engineering, organizational integration, IT governance, adaption of standard software, and outsourcing. Each submitted paper was reviewed by three program committee members from Scandinavia, USA, and Australia; and this thorough selection process resulted in an acceptance rate of 25%.

E-Government Diffusion, Policy, and Impact: Advanced Issues and Practices

Advanced Issues and Practices

Author: Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A., Mehdi

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 394

View: 514

"This book sheds light on how e-government technologies are shaping today's knowledge society from the ground roots of the citizen experience to the supreme level of policy and decision making"--Provided by publisher.

The Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology for Organizational Resilience

IFIP TC8 WG 8.6 International Working Conference, June 7-10, 2006, Galway, Ireland

Author: Brian Donnellan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 365

View: 212

This volume contains the edited proceedings of the Working Conference on the Transfer and Diffusion of IT for Organizational Resilience, sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Working Group 8.6 (Transfer and Diffusion of Information Technology), and held in Galway, Ireland in June of 2006. The material contained in this book represents current thinking on the topic of resilience by academics and leading practitioners.

Technology Assessment

Forecasting Future Adoption of Emerging Technologies

Author: Tugrul U. Daim

Publisher: Erich Schmidt Verlag GmbH & Co KG

ISBN:

Category: Information technology

Page: 242

View: 517

"Understanding the technology dynamics is a required capability in today's technology driven industries. This volume focuses on three areas: technology assessment, technology forecasting and technology diffusion. It shows: an introduction to different types of assessment methods and applications from different sectors including energy, healthcare and communications; technology forecasting and foresight and a review of conventional and emerging methods; and the diffusion of technologies by exploring adoption of products and services from different sectors."--Back cover.

E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development

National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development

Author: Kamel, Sherif

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 390

View: 584

E-Strategies for Technological Diffusion and Adoption: National ICT Approaches for Socioeconomic Development provides comprehensive coverage and definitions of the most important issues, concepts, trends, and technologies related to the adoption, diffusion, and adaptation of national electronic strategies for ICTs in socioeconomic development.

Data-Exchange Standards and International Organizations: Adoption and Diffusion

Adoption and Diffusion

Author: Thomas, Josephine Wapakabulo

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 337

View: 605

"This book seeks to establish the factors and barriers critical to the adoption of data-exchange standards, and ways to accelerate the adoption of these standards"--Provided by publisher.

Knowledge and Technology Adoption, Diffusion, and Transfer: International Perspectives

International Perspectives

Author: Zolait, Ali Hussein Saleh

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 361

View: 578

Knowledge and Technology Adoption, Diffusion, and Transfer: International Perspectives is filled with original scientific and quality research articles on management information systems, technology diffusion, and business systems application aspects of e-commerce, e-government, and mobile application. As a forum of multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary dialogue, it addresses research on all aspects of innovation diffusion in the field of business computing technologies and their past, present, and future use. This title serves as a vital source of information for researchers and practitioners alike.