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Information technology (IT) is the study, design, development, application, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware

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Determinants of Knowledge Sharing Using Web Technologies among Students in Higher Education

Knowledge sharing is becoming more and more important as such educational institutions are trying to harness this opportunity to students’ learning environment in order to create value. Therefore, the motivation behind this research is to conduct an empirical study to explore the factors that influence the success of knowledge-sharing using web technologies among students in […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume IV, Issue no. 2

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Utilizing the Quantile Regression to Explore the Determinants on the Application of E-Learning

In this research, the quantile regression is applied to investigate the affecting factors associated with the application of e-learning. The findings provide a comprehensive picture about the relationships between the application of e-learning and its determinants. It sheds light on these complicated relationships that, at the different quantiles of the conditional distribution of e-learning adopting […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume IV, Issue no. 2

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Mission of Women in The Scope of E-government in Iraq

E-government is a positive situation prevalent in most developed and developing countries in order to provide the best possible service to citizens and keep time and effort and reduce the waste of public money (Al-Dabbagh, 2011). Based on view of literature in some countries, problems faced in the establishment of e-government are located within the […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume IV, Issue no. 1

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The Digital in Store and the Re-Enchantment of the Customer Experience: What Impact on the Immersion in the Experience of Consumption?

Henceforth, the retailers estimate that the digital transformation of their enterprises manipulates two levers of performance notably: the customer’s relations and the turnover. They use some digital technologies to personalize the consumer’s experiences and to offer to the customers the possibility to make the self-service and to dive in an exceptional experience. The demonstration of […]

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Posted in Economics, Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume IV, Issue no. 1

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Applying the Directed Acyclic Graph to Examine the Factors Related to the Adoption of E-Learning

This research explores the causal relationships among the attitude toward using e-learning, the perception on the usefulness of e-learning and the adoption of e-learning as well as the mediating role of the attitude toward using e-learning and the moderating role of the perceived usefulness of e- learning. We use an advanced method known as the […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume IV, Issue no. 1

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Model for Estimating the Potential of Social Networking Sites Usage in Tourism Industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Social networking has taken contemporary business experiences to a new level that cannot be compared with anything that happened so far. Tourism industry and travel booking activities have significantly benefited from such development. Potential travelers can communicate with tourist agencies and operators through social networking sites as well as with tourists who already have visited […]

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Posted in Economics, Information Technology, Volume IV, Issue no. 1

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A New Heart Arrhythmia’s Detection Algorithm

In this paper we presents the RRP algorithm with new adaptive method with new solution to resolve respective problem RR interval algorithm in heart signal processing. At first we focus on some previous research, to conclude tha, the important ECG processing algorithms discussed on deviation of ST section, width, height and duration of ORS complex […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 6

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Uml Language Use in Identifying Tangible and Intangible Assets in a Cluster

Clusters contain a group of related industries and other entities important in terms of competition and are geographic concentrations of interconnected companies and institutions belonging to a particular area. These include suppliers of specialized inputs such as components, machinery and services, and providers of specialized infrastructure. Clusters often extend downstream towards various distribution channels and […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume III, Issue no. 6

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An Empirical Research Regarding Information Technology in Hospitality Industry: A Case Study from Mures County

Tourism has a basic role within economy but also within a country and within the human social assembly. In the course of time, tourism services have become the key component of tourism activity, therefore a detailed attention has been provided to the units supplying tourism services, but especially to hotels and factors that can influence […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume III, Issue no. 6

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Direct Problems and Inverse Problems in Biometric Systems

The article purpose is to describe the two sides of biometrics technologies, direct problems and inverse problems. The advance that we face today in field of Information Technology makes Information Security an inseparable part. The authentication has a huge role when we deal about security. The problems that can appear in implementing and developing biometrics […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 5

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Enhancing Knowledge Sharing Among Higher Education Students through Digital Game

Knowledge is valuable assets of organizations. One of the effective ways of creating new knowledge is highlighting knowledge sharing process among people. In this study the researcher tries to investigate the solutions for knowledge sharing problem in the classroom context. We have two objectives. One is to examine whether participants’ decision-making process in knowledge sharing […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 3

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Enhancing Learning within the 3-D Virtual Learning Environment

Today’s using of virtual learning environments becomes more remarkable in education. The potential of virtual learning environments has frequently been related to the expansion of sense of social presence which is obtained from students and educators. This study investigated the effectiveness of social presence within virtual learning environments and analysed the impact of social presence […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 3

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Analysis of Internet Usage Intensity in Iraq: An Ordered Logit Model

Intensity of Internet use is significantly influenced by government policies, people’s levels of income, education, employment and general development and economic conditions. Iraq has very low Internet usage levels compared to the region and the world. This study uses an ordered logit model to analyse the intensity of Internet use in Iraq. The results showed […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 3

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Distributors’ Knowledge Sharing Competency (DKSC): Scale Generation and Development Process

Purpose – The present paper aims to generate and validate a measurement scale of the distributor knowledge sharing competency (DKSC). Design/methodology/approach: A pool of 50 items were generated on the basis of in-depth interviews with managers and was analysed using the “Sphinx” software. Exploratory Factor Analysis is performed in order to purify the scale measurement […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume III, Issue no. 3

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The Impact of Information Systems on user Performance: An Exploratory Study

Information systems play an important supportive role in most sectors of the economy. This study was developed to answer the question related to the impact of information systems on user performance in Tunisian companies. This article proposes a model combining the Task Technology Fit (TTF), the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and Delone & McLean model […]

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Posted in Economics, Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 2

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Moderating Effects of Human Factors on IT-Business Alignment and IT Effectiveness in Modern Firms

Information technology (IT) emerges as an essential asset of modern firms’ competitive advantage, because it connects all business functions and supports managerial decision processes – both essential conditions for the attainment of the organization agility level. However, many modern firms experience difficulties on attaining its competitive edge, mainly because of a deficient IT- Business managerial […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 2

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Investigating the Role of Knowledge gap in enhancing Software Quality

Software quality has always been described as a poorly developed construct. Several reports and much evidence show clear problems related to software quality outputs. Therefore, software quality problems constitute the phenomenon investigated in this research question: Why does quality management not achieve its anticipated outcomes in the software industry? This research empirically tests if a […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 1

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Using Linear Programming in order to Optimize the Allocation of Resources for Investment

The authors’ scientific approach highlights the method to allocate resources for investments to modernize two laboratories within a school, using linear programming. The study aims to achieve maximum profit by upgrading the two laboratories. We made recommendations with respect to the optimum solution. However, using optimization conception is only possible if the conditions for achieving […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 1

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Quality through E-Learning and Quality for E-Learning

E-learning is a term frequently debated in the lasts years, especially in the academic environment. Computer technology has profoundly transformed society, research and education. It provides support for the development of an educational system continuously adapted to society’s demands and advances in knowledge acquisition. Students can learn, evaluate and communicate their own results in formal […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 1

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Proposing a New Framework for Biometric Optical Recognition for Handwritten Digits Data Set

In this article we examine and demonstrate how we can recognize the handwritten digits using Kernel Discriminant Analysis and we make investigation on the optical recognition of the handwritten digits data set. The framework is based on linear discriminant analysis and Fisher’s linear discriminant. The output of the framework represents a combination which it can […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume III, Issue no. 1

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The Nobel Prize in Economy or Waiting for Godot and Bulding Bridges over Cultural Gaps

The paper intends to propose a forum of opinions about an international debate concerning the existence of one very prestigious Nobel Prize. Last but no least Case Studies appears, with no solution given.

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Posted in Information Technology, Special Issue - December 2012

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Qos and Voice Over IP

As Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology matures, companies are increasingly adopting it to cut costs, improve efficiency and enhance customer service. Using the Internet as an existing network for integrating data and telecom systems through intelligent VoIP, a range of benefits results: lower long distance costs, cost cuts in cabling processes and more flexible […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume II, Issue no. 4

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VoIP Protocols

This article focuses on existing technologies in telecommunications but also on a comparative analysis of VoIP protocols. There will also be listed ways to extend networks and processes that contribute to the steady operation of the network as a set SLA with the support of a large number of simultaneous connections

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume II, Issue no. 3

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Application Of Geographic Information Systems Towards Flood Management In Shkodër, Albania

The aim of this paper is to show the advantages of GIS in monitoring and improving flood response management in Albania. A full statistic overview of the last flooding occured in the region of Shkodra will be presented. The delicate area balances as far as water management is concerned, have turned into repetitive problematic that […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume II, Issue no. 3

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Can The Implementation Of E-Learning Technologies Help To Address Learning Challenges? Evidence From A Small Island University

This paper tries to explore the different ways in which online learning platforms can be used to address learning challenges for students at the University of Mauritius. The main challenges identified were in the form of large number of students in class, the lecturer being unable to give individual attention to each student and the […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume II, Issue no. 3

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Growth Of Broadband And ICT Adoption By SMEs In Atlantic Canada

Since 2005, we have conducted three Atlantic Canada-wide surveys of SME businesses benchmarking levels of ICT adoption, change in adoption, as well as the role of marketing and export on ICT usage in helping to create growing and sustainable business opportunities. Despite Atlantic Canada’s low population base and distance to major population centres, SMEs in […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume II, Issue no. 3

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Improving The Decisional Process By Using UML Diagrams

In the last years, the world has moved from predominantly industrial society to information society, governed by a new set of rules, which allows access to digital technologies, processing, storage and transmission of information. Organizations include in their decisional process Business Intelligence components, which help the decision-makers to establish the conditions of financial equilibrium, to […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Volume II, Issue no. 3

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Security in VoIP

VoIP relies on packet switching, similar to the way that e-mails are sent over the Internet. The technology breaks down a voice call into bite-size information packets. Instead of keeping the switch open all the time, the information is sent and received as needed, allowing excess line capacity to be used to carry other data. […]

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Investigating the Role of Word of Mouth on Consumer Based Brand Equity Creation in Iran’s Cell-Phone Market

This paper investigates the impact of Word of Mouth (WOM) on Consumer Based Brand Equity (CBBE) creation. WOM characteristics such as, volume, valence, and source quality are studied to find how intensely they each affect brand awareness, perceived quality, and brand association. This investigation has been conducted in Tehran-Iran, on the cell-phone market. The methodology […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Knowledge Management, Volume II, Issue no. 1

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Development of Distance and E-Learning Based Higher Education in Uzbekistan in Framework of International Collaboration

Today international collaboration and cooperation are being considered as one of the main trends of higher education development all over the world. Knowledge has become increasingly international. For example, the total number of foreign students worldwide was approximately 200,000 in the 1950- 1960 years. This figure changed in 1987 up to 1.2 million partially thanks […]

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The Subtotal Button for Summarizing Data in an Excel Database

The subtotal feature in Excel allows you to generate summary information, such as subtotals, averages, record counts, and maximum and minimum values for groups of records in a database. When you generate the summary information, Excel adds summary and grand total rows to the worksheet, labels each row, and outlines the records in each group. […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Issue no. 7, Knowledge Management

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Analysis of the Purpose of Using Internet in Iraq: A Multinomial Logit Model

Internet accessibility is positively correlated with infrastructure development and nature of government policies. Though Iraq has shown considerable increase in Internet connectivity, it constitutes only 10 % of its population. In this study, the significant factors determining the use and non-use of Internet have been identified and analyzed. The results revealed that human development, human […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Issue no. 6

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Information Systems and Information Technology as Strategic Tools – Their Use in Albanian Business

The use of IS/IT has became strategic, impacting the way organizations think and act, linking their inside and outside operations through their effective use. After looking at strategic uses in developed countries, it is worth studying how organizations in Albania use IS/IT in their business processes for succeeding in their respective markets. The aim is […]

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IT Applications as a Didactic Tool in the Teaching of Math (Using of Spreadsheet to Programming)

In this document, we proposed a methodology to teach financial mathematics using a spreadsheet and computer platforms as a didactic tool. We describe the traditional education process in a specific topic of mathematics, “debt restructuring and modeling with equivalent‐equation” from the theoretical explanation to design a financial simulator programmed in a spreadsheet. After this, the […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Issue no. 6, Knowledge Management

Distributed Systems and Web Technologies

The information system shall represent the support of the put on and of the simplification of rules and administrative procedures in order to ensure a broad and non-discriminatory public access to public services and also to reduce tariffs for these services, along with the operating costs and the personnel costs. IT&C market and the major […]

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Posted in Information Technology, Issue no. 5