Communications of the IIMA

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, August

An Experimental Study to Identify the Impact of Expert Filter Tokens for Syllabus Based Searches
ABSTRACT People search using search engines like Google. While specifying the query, some other words (filter tokens) are used with the topic being searched. These help in the filtering of the relevant and effective search results. SBWCE is being...
Building and Exploiting a Business Process Model for Lobbying: Experience Report
ABSTRACT The paper describes a project in the domain of business process modeling that concerns loosely-structured business processes, i.e. processes for which it is difficult to establish an order of activities. The process in focus is the lobbying...
Clinical Informatics: A New Paradigm for Advances in Biomedical Informatics
ABSTRACT The medical informatics field is going through a rapid change. The current model used is one of patient to physician, with information technology as a value added segment. However, with rapid developments in hardware and software, innovations...
Determinants of Digital Piracy among Youth in South Africa
ABSTRACT This paper investigates digital piracy, the information technology-enabled theft of digital goods, among the South African youth. It proposes a "unified" comprehensive three-stage model to look at the determinants of piracy attitude, intention...
Information Technology: When Is It Worth the Investment?
ABSTRACT As companies attempt to streamline work processes and reduce costs, analyzing the role of information technology continues to be essential in such efforts. CEOs are now more skeptical regarding the contribution of information technology...
My Student, My Teacher a Polytechnic Approach to Information Assurance
ABSTRACT A polytechnic education involves the practical application of knowledge, including hands-on learning, senior projects, class projects, club activities, professional association activities, and internships. In 1824, the first polytechnic...
Performance of Energy Efficient Relaying for Cluster-Based Wireless Sensor Networks
ABSTRACT This paper proposes a novel energy efficient data relaying scheme to improve energy efficiency for cluster-based wireless sensor networks (WSNs). In order to reduce the energy dissipation of transmitting sensing data at each sensor, the...
Real-Time Value Chain Management
ABSTRACT Value creation in the digital economy of the 21st century is characterized by the instantaneous processing and coordination of value chain activities across extended enterprises. Value chain management has evolved from automation and integration...
Small Shop Dynamics: Time and Technology
ABSTRACT Nearly invisible in the manufacturing industry hierarchy are those small manufacturers with fewer than 50 employees. These firms, labeled Small Shops, constitute a large percentage of manufacturers. This study focuses on the impact of technological...
Studies on Ontology Meta-Model for Isomorphic Architecture of Information Systems Based on Organizational Semiotics
ABSTRACT Interoperability is hard to tackle in both business and IT domains since semantic transaction loss exists in terms of concepts transformation from one design stage to another in information systems development. It results from different...
Workflow Engine for Enterprise Process: System Integration Via XML Web Service
ABSTRACT To understand the impacts of business process change or organization restructure though the workflow technology, many enterprises attempt to apply imported software package to manage organization's processes. This includes not only the...
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