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Publication date: 7 June 2011

Tugrul U. Daim, Matthew Letts, Mark Krampits, Rabah Khamis, Pranabesh Dash, Mitali Monalisa and Jay Justice

This paper aims to research literature to describe the business processes used when planning IT infrastructure refreshes.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to research literature to describe the business processes used when planning IT infrastructure refreshes.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses analytical hierarchical process (AHP) and pairwise comparisons to model and quantify the decision process for IT infrastructure refreshes.

Findings

The research found that most companies keep their refresh processes private and very little academic research is available on this topic. While supportability, manageability, compatibility, cost, and scalability are important factors to large organizations, performance and availability of the systems are important for smaller organizations.

Originality/value

AHP was not ever used to evaluate the refresh planning. The paper demonstrates that it would be a very useful tool.

Details

Business Process Management Journal, vol. 17 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-7154

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Publication date: 24 July 2007

Tugrul Daim, Mitali Monalisa, Pranabesh Dash and Neil Brown

In this paper, an analysis is presented of the research funding towards nanotechnology at the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and its relationship to the research

Abstract

Purpose

In this paper, an analysis is presented of the research funding towards nanotechnology at the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and its relationship to the research output in Nanoscope, an application area of nanotechnology.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper analyzes the data collected from 1997 till 2006 and derives a definitive time lag between the allocation of research funds and issued patents and published journals. This assessment is achieved by identifying growth trends in patents, funds and publications and doing a curve‐fit analysis using the Fisher‐Pry model. Linear regression analysis is used to show the correlation between the funding and research outputs. Alongside, non‐linear programming objective function optimization technique is used to derive the time lag in years for each of the research outputs from the year of funds granted.

Findings

This paper demonstrated that there is a strong correlation between research funding and different research outputs. The time lag between funding and patents issued is evident from the patent trend analysis and Bibliometric analysis. In the case of Nanoscope, the patent time lag was found to be approximately five to six years, for journal article it was approximately two to three years and conference presentations happened right after the funding. The research outputs showed similar trends and were found to be interdependent as evident from our mathematical analysis.

Research limitations/implications

While this study has shown that lag times exist within the chosen example of Nanoscope, and furthermore can be calculated to a precise degree, further data points in terms of additional emerging technologies would support the hypothesis in a more general term. A future study can look at developing technology roadmaps of the future based on the funding happening today.

Originality/value

The work takes bibliometric analysis to a further intelligence and establishes key linkages between these indicators.

Details

Foresight, vol. 9 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-6689

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Publication date: 30 August 2011

Tugrul U. Daim and Pranabesh Dash

This paper aims to present an application of the technology roadmapping approach for exploring the implications of technologies converging for a service sector.

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to present an application of the technology roadmapping approach for exploring the implications of technologies converging for a service sector.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper uses the fundamental concepts behind creating a technology roadmap. These include market and business analysis, product analysis, technology analysis and resource allocation.

Findings

The study demonstrates the use and modification of technology roadmaps for technology driven service business segments.

Originality/value

The process of developing a roadmap for services over broadband presented in this paper can be used as a standard process of developing a technology roadmap for any organization in a similar business.

Details

Benchmarking: An International Journal, vol. 18 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1463-5771

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