Posted on 15 June 2012.
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 the region show strong levels of adoption of various ICT products and services. Broadband access, website adoption and online purchasing is now over 90%. Even newer social networking services, such as web analytics, search engine optimization, and the use of Twitter are being adopted by as many of 44% of the SMEs. These adoption rates will be compared with our previous studies to document the historical growth within Atlantic Canada, as well as compare these baseline measures to other regions within Canada, as well as studies of comparable regions worldwide.
Growth Of Broadband And ICT Adoption By SMEs In Atlantic Canada (360.7 KiB, 726 hits)
Posted in Information Technology, Volume II, Issue no. 3
Posted on 15 April 2012.
Organizations make large investment on their employees concerning the training, developing, maintaining and the efforts to retaining them. Employee turnover is one of the most important issues to organizations, and one that needs special attention. This problem is even more relevant when business processes are less depending from machinery and heavily rely on human relationships, being real estate business one such good example. With the globalization phenomena, greater competition and economic crises, real estate organizations must provide and constantly innovate services which are based on strategies created by employees. Knowledge must be retained, in a way that it can be stored and disseminated through the organization. This paper examines the impact of employee turnover, and proposes a conceptual model based on a knowledge management approach supported by information and communication technologies on how to minimize the impact of employee turnover in organizations. The research used Grounded Theory to inform the model.
Employee Turnover Impact in Organizational Knowledge Management: The Portuguese Real Estate Case (1.2 MiB, 1,708 hits)
Posted in Knowledge Management, Volume II, Issue no. 2
Posted on 15 October 2011.
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 result will be verified and validated by the designed software.
IT Applications as a Didactic Tool in the Teaching of Math (Using of Spreadsheet to Programming) (1.3 MiB, 720 hits)
Posted in Information Technology, Issue no. 6, Knowledge Management