Information Systems and Technology for Organizations in a Networked Society

Information Systems and Technology for Organizations in a Networked Society

Tomayess Issa (Curtin University, Australia), Pedro Isaías (Universidade Aberta, Portugal) and Piet Kommers (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
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Release Date: May, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 432
ISBN13: 9781466640627|ISBN10: 1466640626|EISBN13: 9781466640634|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4062-7


Modern society is increasingly information-driven, relying heavily on Information Systems (IS) and Information Technology (IT). Business enterprises are no exception, and managers and leaders must learn to make the most of the information resources at their disposal or risk falling behind the times.

Information Systems and Technology for Organizations in a Networked Society discusses methods of using information technologies to support organizational and business objectives in both national and international contexts. This reference book describes the latest research on both the technical and non-technical aspects of contemporary information societies, including e-commerce, e-learning, e-government, and e-health; supporting professionals and academicians in developing a deeper understanding of the most effective models for communication, collaboration, and business development. This book is part of the Advances in Business Information Systems and Analytics series collection.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Data Security
  • Digital Divide
  • E-Business
  • E-Government
  • E-Health
  • E-Learning
  • Information Society
  • Social Inclusion
  • Virtual Learning Environments
  • Virtual Organizations

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Tomayess Issa is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Information Systems at Curtin University, Australia. She joined the School of Information Systems – Curtin University in 2001. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Information Systems, Curtin University in 2008. Her PhD research was mainly about Web development and Human Factors. Tomayess has vast experience in Australian tertiary education, teaching in Information Systems area. Tomayess published several journal and conference papers in her research interest, and she is a member of an international conference program committee. Currently, she conducts research locally and globally in information systems, Usability and Human-Computer Interaction, Social Network (including web 2.0 and web 3.0), Sustainability and Green IT, Cloud Computing, Networking and Operating systems.
Pedro Isaías is an associate professor at the Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University) in Lisbon, Portugal, responsible for several courses and director of the master degree program in Electronic Commerce and Internet since its start in 2003. He holds a PhD in Information Management (in the speciality of information and decision systems) from the New University of Lisbon. Author of several books, book chapters, papers and research reports, all in the information systems area, he has headed several conferences and workshops within the mentioned area. He has also been responsible for the scientific coordination of several EU funded research projects. He is also member of the editorial board of several journals and program committee member of several conferences and workshops. At the moment he conducts research activity related to Information Systems in general, E-Learning, E-Commerce and WWW related areas.
Piet Kommers is associate professor at the University of Twente, The Netherlands and adjunct professor at Curtin University, Australia. His current interest is in media for communication and education. He received the title of honorary professor by UNESCO for his results in educational technology in web-based learning. He was chair of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Cognitive Technologies. “Web-based Communities” and “Social Media” were the main focus of the journal IJWBC and subsequent IADIS yearly conferences. Piet Kommers is member of advisory boards in Singapore, Finland, Russia and the EU Commission at Brussels.