Breakthrough Discoveries in Information Technology Research: Advancing Trends, 1st Edition

  • Mehdi Khosrow-Pour
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  • ISBN-10: 1605669679
  • ISBN-13: 9781605669670
  • DDC: 303.48
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 333 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released March 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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This collection, entitled Breakthrough Discoveries in Information Technology Research: Advancing Trends, aims to inform researchers and practitioners of novel and emerging research in information science and technology, allowing for the discussion and dissemination of critical concepts that will promote further study and innovation. Selections explore all facets of the discipline, with specific contributions focusing on outsourcing, ethical concerns in research, biometrics, and information technology's role in disaster prediction and prevention.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
1: Information Technology / Systems Offshore Outsourcing: Key Risks and Success Factors.
2: Emerging Trends in Outsourcing.
3: Agile Software Processes for the 24-Hour Knowledge Factory Environment.
4: Leveraging Knowledge Reuse and System Agility in the Outsourcing Era.
5: Extending the Balanced Scorecard for Outsourcing: The Goals Alignment Perspective.
6: Business Process Onshore Outsourcing within the Community Banking System: An Investigative Study.
7: Offshoring in the Pharmaceutical Industry1.
8: Enhancing e-Business Decision Making: An Application of Consensus Theory.
9: Changing Healthcare Institutions with Large Information Technology Projects.
10: Crisis Compliance: Using Information Technology to Predict, Prevent and Prevail over Disasters.
11: Ethical Concerns in Usability Research Involving Children.
12: A Generic Framework for Bluetooth Promoted Multimedia on Demand (BlueProMoD).
13: Social Interaction with a Conversational Agent: An Exploratory Study.
14: Voice-Based Approach for Surmounting Spatial and Temporal Separations.
15: Intelligent Biometric System Using Soft Computing Tools.
16: Analysis and Modelling of Hierarchical Fuzzy Logic Systems.
17: Fuzzy Logic in Medicine.
18: On Bias-Variance Analysis for Probabilistic Logic Models.
Compilation of References.
About the Contributors.