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Entrepreneurship and Human Resources as Important Forces Affecting Electronic Readiness in Building the Information Society in Albania
Ermelinda Kordha (Tolica),Klodiana Gorica,Dorina Kripa
Acta Universitatis Danubius : Oeconomica , 2010,
Abstract: Today information has become an important element without which society actors cannotachieve their goals. The term “information society” is increasingly used nowadays instead of theterms “production” or “consumption society”, because of the importance and necessity of informationin today's dynamic environment. In these conditions, even Albania is trying to give the properimportance and emphasis to, not just the use of information, but to the use of tools and technologiesthat enable efficiency in the collection, storage, processing, and distribution of data and the useinformation. Thus, information and communication technologies (ICT), are finding today in theAlbanian society, a steadily increasing use. For the Albanian Government has established andimplements the strategy is the national information and communication technologies (ICT).
E-Readiness Assessment at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
Fariba Salek Ranjbarzadesh,Mohammad Hossein Biglu,Susan Hassanzadeh,Naser Safaei
Research and Development in Medical Education , 2013, DOI: 10.5681/rdme.2013.002
Abstract: Introduction: E-readiness assessment is the evaluation of one’s ability to accept and use information technologies and their relevant applications. E-readiness assessment helps us identify and study the strengths and weaknesses and consequently find solutions and formulate strategies to improve e-readiness which is considered as a guarantee for the implementation of knowledge development programs. This study aimed to assess ereadiness at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. Methods: The current research is an analytical study using a questionnaire designed by the researchers to assess e-readiness at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2010-2011. Using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient, the questionnaire reliability was estimated 0.85. Researchers have randomly selected 520 of managers, IT experts, professors and students at Tabriz university of Medical Sciences. The collected data was analyzed using SPSS. Results: In general, the academic staff, students, managers and IT experts have assessed e-readiness as good, measuring 54.46±9.63. Conclusion: The study showed that the overall e-readiness rates were good at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences and suitable platforms were also provided for the University to enter into the field of IT. The condition will further improve if the officials dedicate more attention and support to the activities of Computer Department.
E-READINESS OF ROMANIAN SMEs
FLORIN MARTIN,MARIAN CRISTESCU,LAURENTIU CIOVICA,LIVIU CIOVICA
Anale : Seria ?tiin?e Economice. Timi?oara , 2012,
Abstract: It is undeniable the importance of SMEs in economic growth since they play their proper role in the emerging digital economy. But also have to consider the electronic preparation of these, their ability to absorb knowledge and to profit from their use, the e-accessibility and value aded goods/services through ICT. Analysis capacity of SMEs to participate in the digital economy is essential in defining the level of digital divide and the critical determinants, allowing overcoming the inhibitors adoption factors of ICT by SMEs. E-readiness allows measuring the ability of SMEs to participate in digital economy, develop new channels of communication and to achieve sustainable economic development.
E-Learning Readiness in Organisations – Case Healthcare
Jeanne Schreurs,Anouk Gelan,George Nicola Sammour
International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) , 2009, DOI: 10.3991/ijac.v2i2.908
Abstract: e-Learning is a good opportunity for companies to up-skill their employees and to meet the demands of lifelong learning but the implementation of it needs to be well prepared and managed because it takes often high investment costs both on the financial and the organisational side. That is why it is important for a company to know if it is e-learning ready. E-readiness and e-learning readiness are already well covered in literature and several theoretical models are suggested. We developed an e-learning readiness measurement instrument based on these models. We used it as a survey instrument to conclude about the e-learning readiness of Flemish hospitals.
MEASURING STAFF MEMBERS E READINESS TOWARDS E LEARNING AT EGYPTIAN FACULTIES OF TOURISM AND HOTELS
Elsayed Hussein Elsayed Ali
Journal on Efficiency and Responsibility in Education and Science , 2010,
Abstract: Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has made life much different than it was before especially in Education. E learning is becoming increasingly prominent in higher education, with universities increasing provision and more students signing up. E learning in the university context is influenced by a number of factors. However, the researcher particular interest in this paper in the e readiness of the staff memberfor e learning at the Egyptian faculties of tourism and hotels in Fayoum, Menia, Helwan and Alex. This is to the increasing and flexible market that is difficult to research by only traditional education.This research measures the staff members’ e readiness for e learning at the faculties of tourism and hotels in Egypt which influenced by a number of factors and dimensions. These are technical and pedagogical competences, experience scale and attitude Scale but the research will concentrate on the first dimension. This may help Tourism faculties to promote the use of IT in teaching and learning and also apply e learning effectively in these faculties to make qualified students for market work. Data was collected through a questionnaire of 92 staff member (professor, assistant professor and lecturers) of tourism studies, hotel management and Tourism Guidance departments. Also this research is based on a basic hypothesis that there is a shortage and insufficient of staff members e readiness for e learning. The paper contains also typical e learning quality framework , SPSS program was used to analyses the data and reach to the finding of this study as frequencies, standard deviation, means, t test per pair between the two dimension pedagogical and technical competencies, also average mean to measure this dimension, also cronbach alpha was made to ensure the reliability, beside the validity was been achieved. The findings have been indicated that the staff member at faculties of tourism and hotels have a good level in pedagogical factor and have a bad or shortage in technical factor, so the paper has recommended them to improve their technical competencies.
Multidimensional Business to Business E-Commerce Maturity Application: Assessment on Its Practicality  [PDF]
Norjansalika Janom, Mohd Shanudin Zakaria, Noor Habibah Arshad, Siti Salwa Salleh, Syaripah Ruzaini Syed Aris
iBusiness (IB) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ib.2014.62009
Abstract:

In most countries, Small Medium Enterprise (SMEs) are known as main players in generating domestic-led investment and stimulate economic expansion. They are vital for economic growth and innovation, poverty reduction, local employment and development, and social cohesion. However, in the current digitally-connected trading economy, SMEs have face many new challenges that change the way SMEs business-to-business (B2B) trading operates. Among these challenges ARE the level of B2B e-commerce implementation and utilization that able to facilitate B2B trading process. However, the implementation of B2B e-commerce is being categorized as a system with high degree of difficulty since it involves complexity of the multiple relationships and interactions between trading partners. The interactions are not just complicated by their volume and variation in processes, but also by the complexity inherent in the dependencies exist between different trading parties. Based on this, for SMEs to partake in the B2B e-commerce activities, they need to have attained some reasonable level of maturity or readiness measurement in order to participate in B2B e-commerce initiatives. To overcome this, the robust multidimensional B2B e-commerce maturity application to assess the e-readiness level is needed. This paper describes the development of B2B e-Commerce Maturity Application (BeMA) which involves

The Information Technology (IT) Adoption Process and E- Readiness to Use within Yogyakarta Indonesian Small Medium Enterprises (SME)
Muafi, R. Hendri Gusaptono,M. Irhas Effendi,Novrido Charibaldi
International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Research , 2012,
Abstract: To understand adoption process and its relevant factors influencing this research model will integrate model that uses T-O-E approach (technology, organization, and environment) by Tornatzky and Fleisher (1990) and orientation process approach by Soh and Markus (1995). Survey method is applied in this research. The population is the entire SME (small medium enterprises) in Yogyakarta City, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The sample quantity is 108 SME. The technique of sample drawing used is method of proportional area sampling. This research applies statistical technique of Partial Least Square (PLS). The conclusion of all the hypothesis proposed are; (1) there is positive influence of technology competence on IT usage, (2) there is positive influence of government policies on IT usage, (3) there is positive influence of government policies on technology competence, (4) there is positive influence of IT usage on IT value, and (5) there is positive influence of IT usage on E-readines to use.
Analysis Study of Culture’s Impact on E-Readiness Assessments in Developing Countries
Ali Nasser Al-Kinani,Badr M.N. Al-Besher, Head of E-Learning Department, King Faisal Air Academy
Communications of the IBIMA , 2008,
Abstract: Nowadays the world is witnessing huge and rapid developments in Information and Communication Technology [ICT] systems which can affect all aspects of our daily lives. Therefore, no country in the world can live in an environment isolated from the rest of the world. This paper aims to review some of the existing cultural factors, to identify their impact on the e-readiness process in the Developing Countries, and to discuss to what extent they can really fulfill their intention in acting and helping to build blocks of an e-readiness assessment framework as guiding tools in the successful introduction and implementation of eReadiness. Based on this discussion, the paper presents these blocks - categorized into eight factors which cover some important cultural issues that should be addressed when setting an appraisal framework of eReadiness success in Saudi Arabia as developing County. These factors ware designed to seek information related to the influence of Saudi culture on the adoption of ICT systems. Eight questions sought information related to business language, communication language, culture and ICT R&D, support of the Saudi Arabia government of production development, consistency of Internet with local culture, openness of the culture of the country to foreign influence, the impact of employees’ culture on their work, ICT and the protection of Saudi culture. Researchers are conducting survey and 30 interviews to collect data for this study. Descriptive statistical methods are used to find the means, percentages to find the differences between the public and private sectors.
E-Learning Readiness in Organizations
Jeanne Schreurs,Ahmad Mhammad Al-Huneidi
International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC) , 2012, DOI: 10.3991/ijac.v5i1.1885
Abstract: Many organizations failed in adopting e-learning. A primary reason for this failure is the lack of assessment of organizational readiness for e-learning. To reduce failure risk, organizations should assess their readiness for adopting e-learning to identify some weak points which have to be improved by taking some improvement actions. In the literature we can find a variety of e-learning readiness and measurement models. We developed a model to measure the readiness of organizations for e-learning. We have applied it on KBC bank to measure the readiness of KBC-ICT department for e-learning.
E-Health Readiness Assessment Framework in Iran
M Rezai-Rad,R Vaezi,F Nattagh
Iranian Journal of Public Health , 2012,
Abstract: Background: Concept of e-readiness is used in many areas such as e-business, e-commerce, e-government, and ebanking.In terms of healthcare, e-readiness is a rather new concept, and is propounded under the title of Ehealthcare.E-health readiness refers to the readiness of communities and healthcare institutions for the expectedchanges brought by programs related to Information and communications Technology (lCT). The present research is conducted aiming at designing E-health Readiness Assessment Framework (EHRAF) in Iran.Methods: The e-health readiness assessment framework was designed based on reviewing literature on e-readiness assessment models and opinions of ICT and health experts. In the next step, Delphi method was used to develop and test the designed framework. Three questionnaires developed to test and modify the model while determining weights of the indices; afterward they were either sent to experts through email or delivered to them in face.Results: The designed framework approved with 4 dimensions, 11 constituents and 58 indices. Technical readiness had the highest importance coefficient (0.256099), and the other dimensions were of the next levels of coefficient importance: core readiness (0.25520), social communication readiness (0.244658), and engagement readiness(0.244039).Conclusion: The framework presents the movement route and investment priorities in e-health in Iran. The proposed framework is a good instrument for measuring the e-readiness in health centers in Iran, and for identifying strengths and weaknesses of these centers to access ICT and its implementation for more effectiveness and for analyzing digital divide between them, as well.
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