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Publication date: 1 January 2008

Soha Maad, Samir Garbaya and Saida Bouakaz

Digital media technology is becoming an integral part of our daily activities, with widespread penetration in various application domains including arts, medicine…

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Purpose

Digital media technology is becoming an integral part of our daily activities, with widespread penetration in various application domains including arts, medicine, education, and commerce. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the horizon of emerging digital media technologies in electronic financial trading with reference to a novel application drawing expertise from two important fields of study, namely: digital media (video and image) processing and augmented reality.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents an ergonomic study that considers the potential utility and usability of augmented reality (AR) in finance. In order to justify the outcome of this ergonomic study, the authors describe the technology under study (CYBERII) and its implementation in finance. This ergonomic study is based on a comparative analysis of the use of AR with a counterpart virtual reality (VR) approach used for the same application.

Findings

The comparative analysis highlights an added value in the shift from the use of VR to AR in electronic financial trading. This added value is gained from augmented realism and less constrained interaction. The paper discusses the challenges and rewards of the emerging digital media technologies in meeting the needs of electronic commerce applications, particularly in electronic financial trading. The main considerations taken into account are the realism of rendering, system portability, and widespread usability.

Originality/value

This study motivates further ergonomic studies involving the evaluation of augmented reality integration including CYBERII technology, in the field of electronic commerce.

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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Article
Publication date: 30 May 2008

Soha Maad and Brian Coghlan

The purpose of this paper is to overview key features of grid portals and e‐government portals and assess the potential for using features of the former in the latter. In…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to overview key features of grid portals and e‐government portals and assess the potential for using features of the former in the latter. In the context of this paper, grid portals are defined as graphical user interfaces that a user employs to interact with one or more grid infrastructural resources.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper classifies grid portals in five categories and two development frameworks and based on this classification overviews ten existing grid portals. The overview covers, where possible, the developers, the objective, the implementation, and the features of the considered grid portals. For e‐government, the paper focuses on the overview of a typical e‐government portal and best design practices. Based on the overview of grid portals and the typical e‐government portal, the paper assesses the potential benefit of grid portals in meeting the critical success factors for e‐government identified as: integration, knowledge management, personalization, and customer engagement. The results are tabulated, analysed, and discussed.

Findings

Many of the features of existing grid portals have the potential to be used within an e‐government portal, but the lack of any in‐depth study of the nature of the e‐government application domain (from a technical and social perspective) in‐line with grid development makes this potential far from reachable at this stage. This is disappointing but does highlight opportunities.

Practical implications

This paper motivates a greater in‐depth analysis and study of the potential use of the grid for e‐government. The grid infrastructure promises solutions to various applications domains including e‐government.

Originality/value

This paper explored the potential of a technology infrastructure for e‐government. This exploration is based on a novel dual overview and evaluation of the technology and the application domain. The paper can be a basis and a reference for further research in different areas including, among others: technology infrastructures for e‐government, grid development for various application domains, benchmarking of grid utility and usability for various application domains, grid gateways, and emerging technologies to meet the critical success factors for e‐government.

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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Publication date: 1 January 2008

Zahir Irani

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Journal of Enterprise Information Management, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0398

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Publication date: 30 May 2008

Ah-Lian Kor and Graham Orange

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Transforming Government: People, Process and Policy, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1750-6166

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