Clare Stanier

Clare Stanier
Staffordshire University | SU · School of Computing

PhD

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Big Data Analytics is widely adopted by large companies but to a lesser extent by small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). SMEs comprise 99% of all businesses in the UK (6 million), employ 61% of the country’s workforce and generates over half of the turnover of the UK’s private sector (£2.2 trillion). Therefore, assisting them to gain competitive...
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There is a shortage of case studies to support the teaching of Big Data Analytics, particularly in the area of business applications to SMEs to achieve competitive advantage. The literature indicates there is lack of adoption to Big Data Analytics in SMEs citing insufficient case studies success, expertise, and financial cost as barriers to adoptio...
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The object-relational impedance mismatch (ORIM) problem characterises differences between the object-oriented and relational approaches to data access. Queries generated by object-relational mapping (ORM) frameworks are designed to overcome ORIM difficulties and can cause performance concerns in environments which use object-oriented paradigms. The...
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This paper presents a Collaborative Gamification Design (CGD) Framework in an educational context that recognizes the roles of both teachers and game developers, providing a collaboration mechanism to support the development of an educational game. Gamification as a discipline of education is associated with improvement of educational outcomes. Res...
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This paper considers the impact of object-relational mapping (ORM) tools on relational database query performance. ORM tools are widely used to address the object-relational impedance mismatch problem but can have negative performance consequences. We first define the background of the problem, describing the growth of ORM tools against a backdrop...
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Gamification is becoming part of daily life with growing use in the learning context. The research literature shows that gamified learning can have a positive impact on student motivation, and hence there is a need to reflect upon the pedagogic requirements of gamified learning. Furthermore, existing literature acknowledges the value of teachers’ i...
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Historical information on herbal medicines is underexploited and this is particularly true of the important resources of Arabic herbal medicines. Current research into Arabic medicinal plants as alternative medicine is limited and there is a lack of accurate translations and interpretations of herbal medicine texts. This research focuses on an inve...
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Stock Market (SM) is a significant sector of countries’ economy and represents a crucial role in the growth of their commerce and industry. Hence, discovering efficient ways to analyse and visualise stock market data is considered a significant issue in modern finance. The use of Data Mining (DM) techniques to predict stock market has been extensiv...
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This paper provides a comprehensive review of Cloud Computing by discussing the benefits and challenges of implementing such solution and discusses various Cloud Computing adoption models. The paper describes Cloud Computing in healthcare domains. It provides also information about Cloud Computing in Saudi Arabia and how it could be applied for hea...
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Existing approaches to support Multilingualism (ML) in Business Intelligence (BI) create problems for business users, present a number of challenges from the technical perspective, and lead to issues with logical dependence in the star schema. In this paper, we propose MLED_BI (Multilingual Enabled Design for Business Intelligence), a novel BI desi...
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Database performance tuning is a complex and varied active research topic. With enterprise relational database management systems still reliant on the set-based relational concepts that defined early data management products, the disparity between the object-oriented application development model and the object-relational database model, called the...
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Confusion, ambiguity and misunderstanding of the concepts and terminology regarding different approaches concerned with analysing massive data sets (Business Intelligence, Big Data, Data Analytics and Knowledge Discovery) was identified as a significant issue faced by many academics, fellow researchers, industry professionals and domain experts. In...
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Adopting Cloud Computing is a decision-making problem that raises a number of critical issues for organisation management. The aim of this paper is to apply Holistic Approach Framework for Cloud Computing Strategic Decision-Making in Healthcare Sector (HAF-CCS) to provide a systematic approach that takes into account different perspectives. This fr...
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Evaluating the success of changes to an existing Business Intelligence (BI) environment means that there is a need to compare the level of user satisfaction with the original and amended versions of the application. The focus of this paper is on producing an evaluation tool, which can be used to measure the success of changes to existing BI solutio...
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This paper presents a qualitative study which provides an in-depth understanding of the Cloud Computing adoption decision-making process in healthcare organisations in Saudi Arabia. The paper discusses the factors which will affect Cloud Computing decision making process in Saudi Arabia. The findings of the study showed that the factors affecting C...
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To objectively evaluate the success of alterations to existing Business Intelligence (BI) environments, we need a way to compare measures from altered and unaltered versions of applications. The focus of this paper is on producing an evaluation tool which can be used to measure the success of amendments or updates made to existing BI solutions to s...
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As Big Data becomes better understood, there is a need for a comprehensive definition of Big Data to support work in fields such as data quality for Big Data. Existing definitions of Big Data define Big Data by comparison with existing, usually relational, definitions, or define Big Data in terms of data characteristics or use an approach which com...
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The evolution of Cloud Computing over the past few years has the potential to provide many benefits for healthcare organisations. However, healthcare organisations still need to discover the strategic values of adopting such a technology model. The paper discusses the strategic value of implementing Cloud Computing solutions in a Saudi hospital bas...
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Cloud Computing is an evolving information technology paradigm that impacts many sectors in many countries. Although Cloud Computing is an emerging technology there is little in the literature concerning its application in the Saudi healthcare sector. This paper examines and identifies the factors that will influence the adoption of Cloud Computing...
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In this paper we discuss Business Intelligence and define what is meant by support for Multilingualism in a Business Intelligence reporting context. We identify support for Multilingualism as a challenging issue which has implications for data warehouse design and reporting performance. Data warehouses are a core component of most Business Intellig...
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Mobile shipments have surpassed those of PCs and tablets, and the demand for mobile services has never been higher. Although, many businesses believe mobile devices and services are beneficial to them, they have not actually taken steps to adopt mobile on a large scale. Other enterprises are limiting adoption to provision of a mobile friendly web p...
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There is a large volume of published studies investigating the factors that affect cloud adoption. However, there are very few studies which investigate cloud computing adoption in technologically developing countries and one focus of the research was to examine whether the factors which influence cloud computing adoption in technologically develop...
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Cloud computing represents a paradigm shift in the way that IT services are delivered within enterprises. Cloud computing promises to reduce the cost of computing services, provide on-demand computing resources and a pay per use model. However, there are numerous challenges for enterprises planning to migrate to a cloud computing environment as clo...
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This paper outlines some of the challenging issues faced by traditional healthcare services in Saudi Arabia (SA) covering a relatively large geographical area including remote areas requiring healthcare facilities similar to urban areas. There are also issues of shortages of healthcare professionals together with an increase of chronic diseases, su...
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This paper discusses the experience of taking part in a disciplinary commons devoted to the teaching of database systems. It will discuss the structure of a disciplinary commons and our experience of the database version.

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The aim of this research is to discover the disadvantages of current object-relational database storage and retrieval models in terms of performance and efficiency, and to develop conceptual extensions to, or partial replacements of, these models using a data-first approach, delivering a cross-platform Dynamic Design Framework incorporating new automatic dynamically-responsive design techniques. As a secondary aim, to determine if the characteristics of data can be used to taxonomise data, and whether the outputs of this process can be used to refine or contribute to the structure of the Dynamic Design Framework. The purposes of pursuing these aims are to provide more efficient data storage and retrieval methodologies, in recognition that the key characteristics of data flows have rapidly mutated and grown in the last decade, which has challenged the suitability of the object-relational database as a viable system for future data management.