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Publication date: 1 January 1980

Hart J. Will

Modern information systems (MIS) have increased the variety of information systems which have been and can be designed to such an extent that auditors must finally…

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Modern information systems (MIS) have increased the variety of information systems which have been and can be designed to such an extent that auditors must finally recognise the Law of Requisite Variety. The auditability of MIS is a double‐edged proposition since the variety of the MIS must be matched by auditors if they want to be recognised as control agents. Thus, either MIS variety must be reduced to match the audit variety achievable or the audit variety must be increased to match the existing MIS variety. In other words, an intelligent interface is needed between auditors and MIS. Auditors require a language and a communication channel to evaluate the internal controls of the MIS as well as the information generated by the MIS.

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Managerial Finance, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4358

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Publication date: 1 January 1989

John McDonald

The other day I was at a meeting with several government officials to discuss the establishment of a retention, conservation and disposition schedule for a large, complex…

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The other day I was at a meeting with several government officials to discuss the establishment of a retention, conservation and disposition schedule for a large, complex, automated information system. Around the table were users, systems people, the head of data administration and the departmental records manager. The first thing that intrigued me about this meeting was that the records manager and the systems people (including the data administrator) had never met each other, even though all had worked in the department for at least 2 years. For someone who was concerned with launching an initiative that would depend on the cooperation of these areas I was more than a little shaken.

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Records Management Journal, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 15 July 2020

Aras Okuyucu and Nilay Yavuz

Despite several big data maturity models developed for businesses, assessment of big data maturity in the public sector is an under-explored yet important area…

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Purpose

Despite several big data maturity models developed for businesses, assessment of big data maturity in the public sector is an under-explored yet important area. Accordingly, the purpose of this study is to identify the big data maturity models developed specifically for the public sector and evaluate two major big data maturity models in that respect: one at the state level and the other at the organizational level.

Design/methodology/approach

A literature search is conducted using Web of Science and Google Scholar to determine big data maturity models explicitly addressing big data adoption by governments, and then two major models are identified and compared: Klievink et al.’s Big Data maturity model and Kuraeva’s Big Data maturity model.

Findings

While Klievink et al.’s model is designed to evaluate Big Data maturity at the organizational level, Kuraeva’s model is appropriate for assessments at the state level. The first model sheds light on the micro-level factors considering the specific data collection routines and requirements of the public organizations, whereas the second one provides a general framework in terms of the conditions necessary for government’s big data maturity such as legislative framework and national policy dimensions (strategic plans and actions).

Originality/value

This study contributes to the literature by identifying and evaluating the models specifically designed to assess big data maturity in the public sector. Based on the review, it provides insights about the development of integrated models to evaluate big data maturity in the public sector.

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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Publication date: 17 June 2020

Syed Moudud-Ul-Huq, Md. Asaduzzaman and Tanmay Biswas

The purpose of this study is to underpin the impact of cloud computing in global accounting information systems (AIS). Moreover, it investigates the key aspects that ought…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is to underpin the impact of cloud computing in global accounting information systems (AIS). Moreover, it investigates the key aspects that ought to be considered by the organization before choosing to pick the correct accounting system.

Design/methodology/approach

The study looks at and depends on narrative investigation of previous studies. In the examination talked about the principle issues with respect to the utilization of cloud and database the executives in the AIS through developing research model.

Findings

The focal point of the paper is the impact of cloud computing worldview on the business area. This paper highlights different facts of cloud accounting, published research papers and the benefits and possible risks determined by the implementation of cloud services, mostly in relation to the accounting department.

Originality/value

Considering the numerous ramifications of cloud advancements on the present business process, there is a need for an examination of how these innovations will be used in AIS to improve precision, benefits and risks. At the same time, there is need to investigate the determinant elements of actualizing cloud advances in the AIS. More importantly, to the author’s knowledge, this is the first study that focuses on the number of published research works to show the importance of cloud computing in accounting and information systems.

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The Bottom Line, vol. 33 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0888-045X

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Publication date: 1 December 2003

Oswald A. J. Mascarenhas, Ram Kesavan and Michael D. Bernacchi

Argues that online privacy rights of consumers are not absolute rights but joint ownership privileges they share with online marketers. Consumers can voluntarily transfer…

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Argues that online privacy rights of consumers are not absolute rights but joint ownership privileges they share with online marketers. Consumers can voluntarily transfer these privileges to online marketers under certain mutually agreeable conditions. Accordingly, online marketers can facilitate, motivate and compensate such transfers by designing various innovative personalization strategies that, rather than jeopardize the privacy privileges of consumers, would benefit them. Technology and society can progress only through such partnerships. Cites two consistently successful net companies, Dell and eBay, as examples of such partnered personalizations.

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Journal of Consumer Marketing, vol. 20 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0736-3761

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Publication date: 1 March 1997

Paul Beynon‐Davies

In this paper we discuss an area of information systems management and development that appears to have been practised by many major European and US organisations: the…

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In this paper we discuss an area of information systems management and development that appears to have been practised by many major European and US organisations: the area of corporate data modelling. However, rather suprisingly perhaps, it is clear that there is little theoretical or empirical literature devoted to this important issue. There is little empirical evidence to indicate the actual scale of adoption of this practice, and there is certainly little analytical material devoted to questions of the efficacy of this activity or considerations of good practice in this area. The main aim of this paper is to begin to offer some early empirical and analytical material on corporate data modelling. We have been conducting a study of a number of organisation’s experience of corporate data modelling in the UK. We would hope that an examination of the current corporate experience of corporate data modelling will stimulate a clearer discussion of the purposes and practices of this important area of modern information systems planning.

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Journal of Systems and Information Technology, vol. 1 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1328-7265

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Publication date: 30 March 2010

John McDonald

The purpose of this paper is to explore the information landscape of organizations by focusing on the evolution of the fields of so‐called records management and data management.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the information landscape of organizations by focusing on the evolution of the fields of so‐called records management and data management.

Design/methodology/approach

The author draws on his personal experience with the National Archives of Canada.

Findings

Records management and data management quite literally mean the same thing. There is no “gap”, as indicated in the title. The only gaps that exist are in the perceptions of what each concept means and the functions and status of the information jurisdictions that have claimed each for their own.

Originality/value

The paper recommends an integration of what has been perceived to be the disparate fields of records management and data management, finding that records or data should be managed from a global and corporately defined perspective

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Records Management Journal, vol. 20 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0956-5698

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Publication date: 4 May 2020

Francesco Mureddu, Juliane Schmeling and Eleni Kanellou

This paper aims to present pertinent research challenges in the field of (big) data-informed policy-making based on the research, undertaken within the course of the…

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Purpose

This paper aims to present pertinent research challenges in the field of (big) data-informed policy-making based on the research, undertaken within the course of the European Union-funded project Big Policy Canvas. Technological advancements, especially in the past decade, have revolutionised the way that both every day and complex activities are conducted. It is, thus, expected that a particularly important actor such as the public sector, should constitute a successful disruption paradigm through the adoption of novel approaches and state-of-the-art information and communication technologies.

Design

The research challenges stem from a need, trend and asset assessment based on qualitative and quantitative research, as well as from the identification of gaps and external framework factors that hinder the rapid and effective uptake of data-driven policy-making approaches.

Findings

The current paper presents a set of research challenges categorised in six main clusters, namely, public governance framework, privacy, transparency, trust, data acquisition, cleaning and representativeness, data clustering, integration and fusion, modelling and analysis with big data and data visualisation.

Originality/value

The paper provides a holistic overview of the interdisciplinary research challenges in the field of data-informed policy-making at a glance and shall serve as a foundation for the discussion of future research directions in a broader scientific community. It, furthermore, underlines the necessity to overcome isolated scientific views and treatments because of a high complex multi-layered environment.

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. 14 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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Publication date: 14 August 2017

Funmilola Olubunmi Omotayo and Michael Chinweike Chigbundu

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by school administrators in the management of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the adoption and use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) by school administrators in the management of schools, as well as factors that influence use of ICTs by the administrators.

Design/methodology/approach

Survey research design was adopted. A two-stage sampling procedure (random and purposive) was used to select the respondents, while quantitative and qualitative methods were used for data collection.

Findings

Findings reveal that the school administrators use various ICTs to carry out administrative and management duties. Task characteristics, task-technology fit, attitude and perceived ease of use have significant relationships with use of ICTs by the administrators.

Research limitations/implications

The findings and conclusion from this paper cannot be generalised to all schools in Nigeria because the population was limited to only private secondary schools.

Practical implications

The study contributes to an existing knowledge on adoption and use of ICTs in schools, and provides information to policymakers on factors that should be given consideration when there is a need to implement ICTs in schools.

Social implications

This paper could assist school administrators that are yet to adopt and implement ICTs in their schools of the need to do so in order to enjoy the benefits associated with ICTs use in the workplace.

Originality/value

This paper is one of the first pieces of empirical research that has adopted the integrated technology acceptance and task-technology fit models to investigate use of ICTs by administrators of schools in Nigeria.

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Journal of Systems and Information Technology, vol. 19 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1328-7265

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Publication date: 15 November 2018

Soohyung Joo, Darra Hofman and Youngseek Kim

The purpose of this paper is to explore the breadth of the challenges and issues facing institutional repositories in academic libraries, based on a survey of academic…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore the breadth of the challenges and issues facing institutional repositories in academic libraries, based on a survey of academic librarians. Particularly, this study covers the challenges and barriers related to data management facing institutional repositories.

Design/methodology/approach

The study uses a survey method to identify the relative significance of major challenges facing institutional repositories across six dimensions, including: data, metadata, technological requirements, user needs, ethical concerns and administrative challenges.

Findings

The results of the survey reveal that academic librarians identify limited resources, including insufficient budget and staff, as the major factor preventing the development and/or deployment of services in institutional repositories. The study also highlights crucial challenges in different dimensions of institutional repositories, including the sheer amount of data, institutional support for metadata creation and the sensitivity of data.

Originality/value

This study is one of a few studies that comprehensively identified the variety of challenges that institutional repositories face in operating academic libraries with a focus on data management in institutional repositories. In this study, 37 types of challenges were identified in six dimensions of institutional repositories. More importantly, the significance of those challenges was assessed from the perspective of academic librarians involved in institutional repository services.

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Library Hi Tech, vol. 37 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0737-8831

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