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Volume 17 Issue 1, Special issue from ECIME 2013 / Jul 2014  pp1‑121

Editor: Prof Przemyslaw Lech

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Editorial for the Special ECIME Edition of EJISE ‑ ECIME2013  pp1‑2

Prof. Przemys›aw Lech

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The Adoption of Cloud Computing by Irish SMEs … an Exploratory Study  pp3‑14

Dr. Marian Carcary, Dr. Eileen Doherty, Gerard Conway

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A Case for Non‑Profit Organisations to engage in the use of Shared Computing Services  pp15‑22

Barbara Crump, Raja Peter

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Abstract: The current economic climate of funding stringency has intensified the need for non‑profit organisations (NPOs) to find new delivery models of their services as a way of creating greater efficiencies and reducing costs. Consideration of improv ement to their back‑office operations is one way of addressing overheads associated with delivery functions of NPOs so that they can continue to focus on their core business activities. The overheads for back‑office functions are much larger for smaller N POs (by about 10‑15 percent) than the larger ones and interest in sharing services could appeal to that sector. One approach to reduce overhead costs is for two or more NPOs to collaborate in sharing office space and office equipment and, in some instan ces, outsourcing some functions, for example, human resources and information technology. Currently, in New Zealand, there is very little engagement by NPOs in sharing services, particularly back office computing services. It was against this background t hat meetings with representatives of eight NPOs in Wellington, New Zealand, identified the challenges they were facing. These included funding, client management, compliance with reporting (financial and non‑financial), financial management and control , governance, marketing and promotion and retention and management of staff and volunteers. Wellington City Council, as a significant funding agent of some local NPOs, commissioned a national online survey with the aim of understanding the interest and re adiness of NPOs in adopting shared computing services. The survey was developed collaboratively with the council, a computing charitable trust and a local university. The objectives of the survey were: to provide a snapshot of computing usage within the o rganisations, identify significant issues challenging the sector and understand their perceptions of shared computing services. The perceptions of the NPO representatives from across New Zealand (431 valid surveys) regarding shared services are reported in this paper. Results reveal the factors that driv 

 

Keywords: Keywords: shared services, non-profit, computing, New Zealand

 

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Building Persuasiveness into Information Systems  pp23‑35

Marja Harjumaa, Salla Muuraiskangas

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Enterprise System Implementation from the Functional Consultants’ Perspective  pp36‑46

Przemysław Lech

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Identifying Multiple Dimensions of a Business Case: A Systematic Literature Review  pp47‑59

Kim Maes, Wim Van Grembergen, Steven De Haes

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Enabling Virtual Communities of Practice: A Case‑study of Swedish‑Indian collaboration in IT development  pp60‑70

Minna Salminen-Karlsson

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Ontology of Information Security in Enterprises  pp71‑87

Stephen Schiavone, Lalit Garg, Kelly Summers

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Organisational Value of Social Technologies: An Australian Study  pp88‑99

Mohini Singh, Konrad Peszynski

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Role of Information Systems for Strategic Agility in Supply Chain Setting: Telecommunication Industry Study  pp100‑112

Nicholas Blessing Mavengere

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Responsibility and Accountability for Information Asset Management (IAM) in Organisations  pp113‑121

Nina Evans, James Price

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