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Journal Issue
Volume 10 Issue 1, ECITE 2006 Special / Jan 2007  pp1‑122

Editor: Dan Remenyi

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Searching for e‑Business Performance Measurement Systems  pp1‑8

David Barnes, Matthew Hinton

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Evaluation of Content Management Systems (CMS): a Supply Analysis  pp9‑22

Clara Benevolo, Serena Negri

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Evaluating Motivational Factors Involved at Different Stages in an IS Outsourcing Decision Process  pp23‑30

Linda Bergkvist, Björn Johansson

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The Implementation of a New Student Management Information System (MIS) at an Irish Institute of Technology — An Ex Post Evaluation of its Success  pp31‑44

Marian Carcary, Ger Long, Dan Remenyi

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Auditing the Data Confidentiality of Wireless Local Area Networks  pp45‑56

Peter Clutterbuck, Terry Rowlands, Owen Seamons

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IT Evaluation Frameworks — Do They Make a Valuable Contribution? A Critique of Some of the Classic Models for use by SMEs  pp57‑64

Pat Costello, Andy Sloane, Rob Moreton

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Abstract

Given the plethora of frameworks and models available in this area, not all could be evaluated here. This paper takes seven popular frameworks and examines aspects of IT evaluation with particular emphasis on Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The frameworks were selected from the most well known of IT evaluation research including Delone and McLean, 1992, Seddon et.al. 1999, Farbey et.al, 1999, Levy et.al., 1998. Most of the frameworks were developed for large organisations and therefore those chosen were evaluated for their applicability to the world of SMEs. These are categorised into four areas: people issues, technology focus, evolutionary position and management aspects. The conclusion is reached that the use of a multi‑framework is needed for all organisations. This presents severe difficulties in larger organisations, as the problems of communications can be a stumbling block to completing the evaluation. However, this paper proposes that SMEs may find it easier to take parts of 'tested' frameworks used by larger companies and apply them. The communication links within SMEs are neither as complex nor as highly developed as in large organisations that may make this an appropriate approach. 

 

Keywords: IT evaluation, IT Value, SMEs, frameworks, models

 

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A Framework for the Evaluation of Meta‑Modelling Tools  pp65‑72

Lutz Kirchner, Jürgen Jung

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Proposal of a Compact IT Value Assessment Method  pp73‑82

Przemyslaw Lech

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Evaluating Enterprise Systems Implementation Methodologies in Action: Focusing Formalised and Situational Aspects  pp83‑90

Daniela Mihailescu, Sven A. Carlsson, Marius Mihailescu

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Information System Architecture Metrics: an Enterprise Engineering Evaluation Approach  pp91‑122

André Vasconcelos, Pedro Sousa, José Tribolet

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