Tiko Iyamu

Tiko IyamuTiko Iyamu holds a PhD in Information Systems. He is currently a Professor of Information Technology at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa. He was a Professor of Informatics Tshwane University of Technology. Thereafter, he was a Professor of Informatics, Chair of Health Informatics at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia. He also serves as a Professor Extraordinaire at the Department of Computer Science, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. In 2013 and 2014, he was a visiting professor at Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Prior to his fulltime appointment in academic in 2009, Professor Iyamu held several positions in both Public and Private Institutions in South Africa. He was System Analyst and Technologist at both Nedcor Investment Bank and Metropolitan Life, respectively. He became the Chief Architect at the City of Cape Town in 1999. Thereafter, he joined Old Mutual as IT Architect, from 2001 to 2008. Iyamu’s last corporate experience was at a MWeb, as Head of IT Architecture & Governance.

Iyamu is the author of books, such as Enterprise Architecture: From Concept to Practice (First and Second editions) and Application of Underpinning Theories in Information Systems. He has published widely, over seventy-four research articles in book chapters, journals and conference proceedings. Professor Iyamu is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI), USA.

Publications

Empowering Businesses With Collaborative Enterprise Architecture Frameworks
Tiko Iyamu. © 2021. 309 pages.
Increasingly, organizations allocate a substantial financial budget to the acquisition, implementation, and management of IT solutions. IT solutions are employed strategic...
Towards an Enterprise Business Architecture Readiness Assessment Model
Tandokazi Zondani, Tiko Iyamu. © 2021. 20 pages.
Often at times many organisations fail to achieve the objectives of their enterprise business architecture (EBA). This can be attributed to lack of assessment of readiness. This...
Implementation of Big Data Analytics for Government Enterprise
Namhla Matiwane, Tiko Iyamu. © 2021. 17 pages.
Within the South African government, there is an increasing amount of data. The problem is that the South African government is struggling to employ the concept of big data...
The Enterprise Architecture as Agent of Change for Government Enterprises
Tiko Iyamu. © 2021. 23 pages.
In the last three decades, two fundamental things have happened to the concept of the enterprise architecture (EA). One, the interest on EA continues to increase, which enacts...
A Framework to Guide ICT Solution for Language Barrier in South African Healthcare
Phathutshedzo Makovhololo, Tiko Iyamu. © 2020. 17 pages.
In recent years, healthcare service providers have increasingly employed mobile systems in delivering services. However, the nature of the diversities in tribes and languages...
Examining E-Government Enabling of E-Health Service Through the Lens of Structuration Theory
Tiko Iyamu. © 2020. 15 pages.
The concepts of e-government and e-health have usually been separately studied and sparsely implemented in many developing countries. In the few studies where both concepts are...
Factors Influencing the Use of Mobile Systems to Access Healthcare Big Data in a Namibian Public Hospital
Tiko Iyamu, Irja Shaanika. © 2020. 19 pages.
The use of mobile systems to access healthcare big data is generally a challenge, but worse in Namibia because the influencing factors are not empirically known in the country....
Architectural Framework for the Implementation of Information Technology Governance in Organizations
Thami Batyashe, Tiko Iyamu. © 2019. 12 pages.
The goals of every organization are unique. As a result, it is difficult to find a single information technology (IT) governance framework that will embrace the functions of...
Deployment of Enterprise Architecture From the Activity Theory Perspective
Tiko Iyamu, Irja Naambo Shaanika. © 2019. 12 pages.
Enterprise architecture (EA) is employed primarily to resolve and address factors and challenges, such as complexities, inconsistencies, and disparities, in information systems...
Challenges in Collecting Qualitative Data for Information Systems Studies
Tiko Iyamu, Irja Naambo Shaanika. © 2019. 12 pages.
In recent years, there has been a shift towards understanding why things happen in the way that they do from the qualitative perspectives. However, the qualitative methods are...
Architectural Framework for the Implementation of Information Technology Governance in Organisations
Thami Batyashe, Tiko Iyamu. © 2018. 10 pages.
The goals of every organisation are unique. As a result, it is difficult to find a single Information Technology (IT) governance framework that will embrace functions of every...
Deployment of Enterprise Architecture From the Activity Theory Perspective
Tiko Iyamu, Irja Naambo Shaanika. © 2018. 10 pages.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is employed primarily to resolve and address factors and challenges, such as complexities, inconsistencies and disparities in information systems...
Challenges in Collecting Qualitative Data for Information Systems Studies
Tiko Iyamu, Irja Naambo Shaanika. © 2018. 10 pages.
In recent years, there has been shift towards understanding why things happen in the way that they do, from the qualitative perspectives. However, the qualitative methods are...
Managing Knowledge Towards Enabling Healthcare Service Delivery
Tiko Iyamu, Sharol Sibongile Mkhomazi. © 2018. 12 pages.
In every living being, health is essentially important, and as such, requires attention. Health related matters are at one point or the other embedded into humans' strategic...
Healthcare Services for Nomadics Through a Mobile Framework
Suama Hamunyela, Tiko Iyamu. © 2018. 12 pages.
Many patients are often associated with various types of health related records, needing care and attentions. Healthcare system is intended for all that live in the country....
An ANT Analysis of Healthcare Services for the Nomadic Patients of Namibia
Tiko Iyamu, Suama Hamunyela. © 2018. 16 pages.
Patients seek attention and treatments to various types of diseases and symptoms. Diseases infection and symptoms are often not predictive. Normally, there is a spread and...
Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration
Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall. © 2016. 378 pages.
Improvements in health services require continual attention and dedication to ensure proper care and treatment for citizens. To support this endeavor, professionals rely more and...
Managing Knowledge towards Enabling Healthcare Service Delivery
Tiko Iyamu, Sharol Sibongile Mkhomazi. © 2016. 12 pages.
In every living being, health is essentially important, and as such, requires attention. Health related matters are at one point or the other embedded into humans' strategic...
Healthcare Services for Nomadics through a Mobile Framework
Suama Hamunyela, Tiko Iyamu. © 2016. 12 pages.
Many patients are often associated with various types of health related records, needing care and attentions. Healthcare system is intended for all that live in the country....
Introducing Mobile Device for Health Services: The Semantics of Language Translation
Phathutshedzo Nemutanzhela, Tiko Iyamu. © 2016. 12 pages.
On one hand, healthcare has taken the centre stage of attention in recent years, due to many more activities of both natural and manmade. On another hand, the use of mobile...
Politicking the Information Technology Strategy in Organisations
Tiko Iyamu. © 2016. 27 pages.
Through IT strategy, many organisations intend to set out key directions and objectives for the use and management of information, communication and technologies. It would...
Strategic Information Technology Governance and Organizational Politics in Modern Business
Tiko Iyamu. © 2015. 326 pages.
Individually, the fields of organizational politics and strategic information technology have soared in popularity. Studies suggest that the interaction between the two would...
The Interplay between Human and Structure in IT Strategy
Tiko Iyamu. © 2015. 20 pages.
Information Technology (IT) has significant impact on organisation's success or failure. However, IT does not operate in a vacuum. It is influenced by non-technical factors...
Politicking the Information Technology Strategy in Organisations
Tiko Iyamu. © 2015. 28 pages.
Through IT strategy, many organisations intend to set out key directions and objectives for the use and management of information, communication and technologies. It would...
Enterprise Architecture for Business Objectives: Understanding the Influencing Factors
Leshoto Mphahlele, Tiko Iyamu. © 2015. 17 pages.
The demand for better services by customers and citizens keeps increasing at a rapid rate, enabling organizations the leverage towards competitive advantage. The enterprise...
An ANT Analysis of Healthcare Services for the Nomadic Patients of Namibia
Tiko Iyamu, Suama Hamunyela. © 2014. 14 pages.
Patients seek attention and treatments to various types of diseases and symptoms. Diseases infection and symptoms are often not predictive. Normally, there is a spread and...
Information and Communication Technology Projects and the Associated Risks
Tiko Iyamu, Petronnell Sehlola. © 2014. 15 pages.
Organisational reliance on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) continues to increase. This is informed and triggered by the premise that ICT will help them to yield...
Human Interactions in Software Deployment: A Case of a South African Telecommunication
Tefo Sekgweleo, Tiko Iyamu. © 2014. 18 pages.
Software is intended to enable and support organisations, in order for them to function effectively and efficiently, towards achieving their strategic objectives. Hence, its...
The Interplay Between Human and Structure in IT Strategy
Tiko Iyamu. © 2014. 18 pages.
In organisations, human actions and structures are inseparable from processes and activities including in the development and implementation of the IT strategy. IT strategy is...
A Model for Operationalising Influencing Factors in IT Strategy Deployment
Tiko Iyamu. © 2013. 12 pages.
The reliance on information technology (IT) keeps increasing and rapidly as technology advances. Information technology has become so significant that it is critical to the...
The Impact of Organisational Politics on the Implementation of IT Strategy: South African Case in Context
Tiko Iyamu. © 2013. 27 pages.
Through IT strategy, many organisations intend to set out key directions and objectives for the use and management of information, communication and technologies. A shared view...
Institutionalisation of the Enterprise Architecture: The Actor-Network Perspective
Tiko Iyamu. © 2013. 12 pages.
Despite impressive technical advances in tools and methodologies and the organizational insights provided by many years of academic and business research, the underperformance of...
Competitive Intelligence in the Enterprise: Power Relationships
Relebohile Moloi, Tiko Iyamu. © 2013. 15 pages.
Due to increasing challenges, as well as competitiveness, many organisations have sought advantaging and beneficiary techniques and options. One of those options is through...
Understanding the Deployment of Competitive Intelligence Through Moments of Translation
Tiko Iyamu, Relebohile Moloi. © 2013. 13 pages.
Organisations employ different strategic tools such as Competitive Intelligence (CI) to enable and support their goals and objectives, periodically. Unfortunately, the tools do...
Information Systems and Actor-Network Theory Analysis
Tiko Iyamu, Tefo Sekgweleo. © 2013. 11 pages.
Evidently, based on studies which have been conducted over the years, there exist lots more complexity than technical in the development and implementation of information systems...
The Use of Structuration Theory and Actor Network Theory for Analysis: Case Study of a Financial Institution in South Africa
Tiko Iyamu, Dewald Roode. © 2012. 19 pages.
In the current climate of global competitiveness, many organisations are increasingly dependent on their IT strategy – either to increase their competitiveness, or often just to...
Theoretical Analysis of Strategic Implementation of Enterprise Architecture
Tiko Iyamu. © 2012. 17 pages.
In the past and present, organizations experience difficulty in managing information, technology, changing from system to system, implementing new technology, maintaining...
Assessment of Risk on Information Technology Projects Through Moments of Translation
Petronnell Sehlola, Tiko Iyamu. © 2012. 12 pages.
Many of the IT solutions in an organisation are employed through IT projects. Based on the reliance on IT solutions, organisations’ investment in IT projects have increased...
Assessment of Risk on Information Technology Projects Through Moments of Translation
Petronnell Sehlola, Tiko Iyamu. © 2012. 12 pages.
Many of the IT solutions in an organisation are employed through IT projects. Based on the reliance on IT solutions, organisations’ investment on IT projects has increased...
Empirically Examined the Disjoint in Software Deployment: A Case of Telecommunication
Tefo Sekgweleo, Tiko Iyamu. © 2012. 15 pages.
Software is intended to enable and support organisations to function effectively and efficiently. Hence its deployment is critically vital. Software deployment involve two...
Qualitative Case Study Research Approach: Empirically Unveiling the Pitfalls
Tiko Iyamu. © 2011. 13 pages.
Data collection is a critical aspect of any research. To this point, it is very important that a researcher has a good understanding of why, where and how to collect data....
The Impact of Network of Actors on the Information Technology
Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall. © 2011. 13 pages.
Organisations’ reliance on Information Technology (IT) is rapidly increasing. IT strategy is developed and implemented for particular purposes by different organizations. We...
Institutionalisation of the Enterprise Architecture: The Actor-Network Perspective
Tiko Iyamu. © 2011. 12 pages.
Despite impressive technical advances in tools and methodologies and the organizational insights provided by many years of academic and business research, the underperformance of...
The Impact of Organisational Politics on the Implementation of IT Strategy: South African Case in Context
Tiko Iyamu. © 2011. 25 pages.
Through IT strategy, many organisations intend to set out key directions and objectives for the use and management of information, communication and technologies. A shared view...
A Model for Operationalising Influencing Factors in IT Strategy Deployment
Tiko Iyamu. © 2011. 12 pages.
The reliance on information technology (IT) keeps increasing and rapidly as technology advances. Information technology has become so significant that it is critical to the...
The Use of Structuration Theory and Actor Network Theory for Analysis: Case Study of a Financial Institution in South Africa
Tiko Iyamu, Dewald Roode. © 2010. 26 pages.
In the current climate of global competitiveness, many organisations are increasingly dependent on their IT strategy—either to increase their competitiveness, or often just to...
Theoretical Analysis of Strategic Implementation of Enterprise Architecture
Tiko Iyamu. © 2010. 16 pages.
In the past and present, organizations experience difficulty in managing information, technology, changing from system to system, implementing new technology, maintaining...
International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI)
Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A.. Est. 2009.
The International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation (IJANTTI) publishes research articles covering a wide range of topics related to Actor-Network...
An Actor-Network Analysis of a Case of Development and Implementation of IT Strategy
Tiko Iyamu, Arthur Tatnall. © 2009. 18 pages.
Increasingly, many organizations are highly dependent on support from Information Technology (IT). Even though Carr has controversially argued that IT does not matter, there...