Journal of International Technology and Information Management

Articles from Vol. 18, No. 3-4, May

A Practical Information Technology Program
INTRODUCTION The business challenges of the 21st century are different than those of the 1960s or 1970s, as are the needs of employers. For many years, the Information Systems and Computer Science programs in the United States have been viewed as...
Cultural Issues in Software Estimation: From Intuition to Model Based Estimation in Upgrade Projects
WHAT IS AN UPGRADE PROJECT Common types of software upgrades include changing the version of an operating system, office suite, anti-virus program, or various other tools. Most of the cases software upgrades are often downloaded from internet in...
Does Web Site Usability Correlate with Web Site Usage?
INTRODUCTION Electronic commerce (EC) has allowed business organizations to enhance their economic growth, improve efficiency and effectiveness, keep inventories lean, and reduce cost. More and more companies go online to conduct business transactions...
Factors and Impacts of Low Utilization of Internet: The Case of Arab Countries
INTRODUCTION The adoption of modern information communication technologies (ICT) which is not the same between the developed and developing countries has widened the division between the information rich and information poor. Some countries have...
Inference-Guiding on Bayesian Knowledge-Based Systems
INTRODUCTION A knowledge-based system is a computer system that automates intelligent processes. Inference on a knowledge-based system is a field of artificial intelligence (AI). AI has found numerous applications in business management. An AI approach...
Information Management and the Consumption Induced Bailout Strategies-Editorial Comments
INTRODUCTION Now that the Federal (Feds) government had already provided GM and Chrysler with $13.4 billion to support their operations though the first quarter of 2009, the questions confronting the new Administration is how many more billions...
Investigating the Factors Influencing Customers' Adoption of Online Banking in the United Arab Emirates
INTRODUCTION Purpose of the Research The Internet has offered organizations new and more advanced methods to conduct their business (Kamel, 2001; Karajaluto, Mattila, & Pento, 2002), and one business sector which has been highly affected...
IT Alignment with Business Strategies in Healthcare Organizations: An Empirical Analysis
INTRODUCTION Researchers have long believed that the proper alignment of IT strategies and business strategies will lead to superior business performance (e.g., Chan, Huff, Barclay, & Copeland, 1997; Evans & Neu, 2008; Reich & Benbasat,...
Machine Translation in a Multilingual Electronic Meeting
INTRODUCTION As global trade and travel continually increase, there is a growing need to support communication among people from different countries. However, human interpreters are difficult to schedule and expensive, and as a result, only a small...
PENTRAL: Pattern Based Logic Language
INTRODUCTION The increase of Motor vehicles in recent years has been phenomenal and importance of road traffic in supporting the social and economic activities every increase; as the result, road congestion, accident, air pollution is becoming serious...
Performance Impacts of Extent of Information Technology Usage
INTRODUCTION Information technology (hereafter IT) has become the generally accepted term that encompasses a broad array of communication media and devices such as voice mail, e-mail, voice and videoconferencing, the internet, groupware and corporate...
Strategies for Manufacturing in Southern China
INTRODUCTION The Pearl River Delta in Southern China (PRD) is a collective name covering the triangular region around the confluence of the Pearl River system that stretches across Guangdong Province of Southern China. The relocation of manufacturing...
The Moderating Effects of Technology on Career Success: Can Social Networks Shatter the Glass Ceiling?
INTRODUCTION It is widely recognized that technology is removing the physical barriers to upper level management that existed in the past (Podolny & Baron, 1997). In over 70% of the cases, electronic communications such as e-mail, text messaging,...
Using Computer Resources for Personal Activities at Work: Employee Perceptions of Acceptable Behavior
INTRODUCTION Today's organizations utilize a broad range of computer related resources including personal computers, I/O devices, digital storage space, network bandwidth, and software to provide their employees with tools for communications and...
Using GPS to Provide Prayer Times Onboard an Airplane While in Motion
INTRODUCTION Muslims around the world share the same fundamental practice of performing five prayers a day. The five prayers (fajr, zuhur, asar, maghrib, and isha) are speard around the 24 hours based on astronomical position of the sun. Prayers'...