8 results for Conference paper, 2000, 2001

  • What do pigs and chickens have to do with eCommerce

    Nesbit, T. (2001)

    Conference paper
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    In a world where more organisations are embracing eCommerce or eBusiness or eSomethingelse, there are an increasing number of eFailures as well. This paper looks at what it means to be successful in eCommerce and in particular the management skills that are needed for eCommerce organisations to be innovative and successful. The findings are based on a review of literature and the interview of a senior manager in an eCommerce organisation in New Zealand, and will be able to be used as the basis for a questionnaire to be distributed to a wider sample of organisations. The paper concludes by drawing a parallel between our understanding of the nature of pigs and chickens, and the characteristics of successful eCommerce organisations.

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  • Performance evaluation and capacity planning of corporate networks: a pilot study of methodologies and trends

    Asgarkhani, M.; Ward, B.; Kennedy, D. (2001)

    Conference paper
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    During the past few years we have witnessed a staggering growth in computer networks. Internet and digital business have had a profound effect on our day-to-day lives. This paper discusses our findings in regards to the challenges that IT departments have had to face - in particular, that of ongoing network performance evaluation and capacity planning. Our findings are the result of a pilot study that was conducted within a number of Christchurch based organisations. Issues such as user involvement, service level agreements, reactive or proactive planning have been addressed, as have tools, techniques and methodologies.

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  • The X files - an XML Xperience

    Kennedy, D.; Lance, M. (2001)

    Conference paper
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    XML – eXtensible Markup Language. A way to markup a document for content. A standard for data interchange that is being used for B2B transactions. XML is designed for use with data-centric documents. Williams et al, 2000 describe a method for mapping a RDBMS structure to an XML DTD. A non-trivial realworld example was selected, that of course outlines. A RDBMS was designed for course outlines and the structure mapped to a DTD. The DTD plus a sample document was initially validated using Internet Explorer. It was further checked using an on-line validator. The DTD was subsequently revised in line with guidelines for good XML.

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  • New Zealand quantity surveying practices – Continuing to adapt in a changing environment

    Boon, John (2001)

    Conference paper
    Unitec

    The management of four New Zealand Quantity Surveying firms is examined using a five part framework. Comparison is made between current practice and that observed during research in 1996. It is concluded that the firms are now more clearly pursuing value added strategies and that they have become less flexible in their structures. In the commentary section the author debates how the firms might further develop their strategies and comments on the dangers of a less flexible structure.

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  • Newspaper Archiving In The UAE

    Cass, Philip (2001)

    Conference paper
    Unitec

    This paper is a preliminary survey of newspaper archives and holdings in the United Arab Emirates. In order to provide an indication of the extent of the holdings available to researchers, it looks at commercial, government and university archives in the emirates of Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The paper also presents a brief explanation of the origins of the UAE press and compares the fate of those early newspapers with the effort being made to preserve the second generation of Emirati publications

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  • What do pigs and chickens have to do with eCommerce

    Nesbit, T. (2001)

    Conference paper
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    In a world where more organisations are embracing eCommerce or eBusiness or eSomethingelse, there are an increasing number of eFailures as well. This paper looks at what it means to be successful in eCommerce and in particular the management skills that are needed for eCommerce organisations to be innovative and successful. The findings are based on a review of literature and the interview of a senior manager in an eCommerce organisation in New Zealand, and will be able to be used as the basis for a questionnaire to be distributed to a wider sample of organisations. The paper concludes by drawing a parallel between our understanding of the nature of pigs and chickens, and the characteristics of successful eCommerce organisations.

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  • Performance evaluation and capacity planning of corporate networks: a pilot study of methodologies and trends

    Asgarkhani, M.; Ward, B.; Kennedy, D. (2001)

    Conference paper
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    During the past few years we have witnessed a staggering growth in computer networks. Internet and digital business have had a profound effect on our day-to-day lives. This paper discusses our findings in regards to the challenges that IT departments have had to face - in particular, that of ongoing network performance evaluation and capacity planning. Our findings are the result of a pilot study that was conducted within a number of Christchurch based organisations. Issues such as user involvement, service level agreements, reactive or proactive planning have been addressed, as have tools, techniques and methodologies.

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  • The X files - an XML Xperience

    Kennedy, D.; Lance, M. (2001)

    Conference paper
    Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Te Wānanga Ōtautahi

    XML – eXtensible Markup Language. A way to markup a document for content. A standard for data interchange that is being used for B2B transactions. XML is designed for use with data-centric documents. Williams et al, 2000 describe a method for mapping a RDBMS structure to an XML DTD. A non-trivial realworld example was selected, that of course outlines. A RDBMS was designed for course outlines and the structure mapped to a DTD. The DTD plus a sample document was initially validated using Internet Explorer. It was further checked using an on-line validator. The DTD was subsequently revised in line with guidelines for good XML.

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