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Networked Information Technologies : Diffusion and Adoption - Jan Damsgaard

Networked Information Technologies

Diffusion and Adoption

By: Jan Damsgaard (Editor), Henriksen Helle Zinner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st March 2004
ISBN: 9781402078156
Number Of Pages: 220

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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.

Editors' preface
The Socio-political Construction of CareSys
Information and Communication Technologies Diffusion in Industrial Districts
Where is the Innovation?
Co-ordination of E-government
Translations in Network Configurations
MIS and the Dynamics of Legitimacy in Health Care
Role Model for the Organisational IT Diffusion Process
Should Buyers Try to Shape IT-markets through Non-market (Collective) Action?
Exploring Application Service Provision
A Framework for the Investigation of the Institutional Layer of IT Diffusion
Taking Organizational Implementation Seriously: The Case of IOS Implementation
Ten Years on: Reflections on the Past and Future of 8.6
Networked Technologies - The Role of Networks in the Diffusion and Adoption of Software Process Improvement (SPI) Approaches
Open Source Software: Placebo or Panacea? Holck
The Diffusion and Adoption of Mobile Computing
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ISBN: 9781402078156
ISBN-10: 1402078153
Series: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 220
Published: 31st March 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.11