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Issue 5 • Date Sept.-Oct. 2003

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  • IT direction in Thailand: cultivating an e-society

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):16 - 20
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    For decades, advances in information technology have enhanced lives and economics around the world. Attempting to ride this wave, Thailand has worked since the late 1980s to develop a nationwide IT infrastructure that could serve government and the private sector. In 2002, dissatisfied with the limited success of earlier efforts, Thailand's current government established the Ministry of Informatio... View full abstract»

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  • An international look at virtual citizenship

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):9 - 14
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    Comprehensive strategies in India and Europe guide the movement of government services online. There is no question that the quantity and quality of e-government programs are rapidly increasing. They promise a means to deliver better service at a lowered cost. But no matter how brilliant the idea, it is worthless unless citizens adopt it as an alternative method of transacting with the government.... View full abstract»

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  • The extreme programming bandwagon: revolution or just revolting?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):62 - 64
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    The software development field is constantly advancing; all programmers know that and most of us embrace it. Indeed, proponents of extreme programming (XP) must embrace change vehemently. While the paper's title suggests cynicism, thus leading to possible confusion over its thesis, the author likes the software industry's evolution and maturation. Still, he is concerned about some aspects of the n... View full abstract»

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  • A quantitative look at software licensing for IT managers

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):44 - 48
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Information vendors, buyers, and users often take the approach that the number of employees equals the number of licensed users. Unfortunately, although assuring virtually unlimited usage of the software or database, this approach can also come with an unlimited cost. A typical vendor contract might read something to the effect that "Vendor A agrees to provide unlimited access to database B for al... View full abstract»

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  • Taiwan: focus on the information security market

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):26 - 29
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    After many years of planning and promotion, Taiwan has considerable experience and expertise in information security. With everyone's day-to-day lives becoming more closely entwined with the Internet, the government and commercial companies have invested significant manpower and other resources in this area. Their goal is to ensure Taiwan's competitiveness in the use of IT and as a producer of IT ... View full abstract»

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  • Fostering e-commerce among Australian SMEs

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):21 - 24
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    It is difficult to accurately assess the overall global market for SME-related e-commerce. However, we do know that Australia has more than 1 million SMEs; they are vitally important to Australia's economic prosperity. Thus, in September 2001 the government announced a $6.5 million initiative to accelerate SMEs' adoption of e-commerce to facilitate online access to government purchasing within two... View full abstract»

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  • Want a better software development process'? Complement it

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):49 - 51
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    Complementary practices provide a basis for better understanding your process. The trick to complementary activities is that you don't do them in lock step or in isolation. They work together to produce better results in combination. The value proposition is that they produce more value together than they do separately. The goal of software development is to produce a system that meets customer re... View full abstract»

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  • Server consolidation using performance modeling

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):31 - 36
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (10)
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    Server consolidation is crucial to improving a corporation's bottom line by providing savings in hardware, software, maintenance, facility, and labor costs. In today's cost-cutting environment, consolidation efforts can provide significant savings in IT expenditures. Overall potential consolidation benefits include: lower total cost of ownership, improved service levels and availability, and reduc... View full abstract»

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  • Web personalization: is it effective?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):53 - 57
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    By knowing their customers' needs better, firms can offer products and services at the right price, in the right context, and at the right time. Web personalization enables this sort of interaction. Firms can implement personalization by integrating independent packages such as data mining and collaborative filtering tools with the Web server; or personalization could take the form of a package so... View full abstract»

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  • Florida's universities tackle the IT curriculum

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):37 - 43
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    Employers complain that their new IT workers graduate from college without real-world know-how. But what is IT, and how do you teach it? There are no signs that the information technology field will ever stop changing. Consequently, every IT program in Florida's public universities is truly a work in progress. What is new in these degree programs is the realization that their transformation is ine... View full abstract»

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IT has emerged as an exciting, robust field unto itself, drawing on applications, data engineering, algorithms, system software, computer systems organization, and other contemporary computer technologies as applied to business problems.

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