Hanlie Smuts

Hanlie Smuts
University of Pretoria | UP · Department of Informatics

PhD (Information Systems)

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Introduction
Research primarily in the field of IS and Organisation focusing on: (1) Knowledge exchange in organisation-outsource vendor relationships; (2) Management of knowledge assets.and knowledge visualisation; (3) Enterprise Architecture and the application of knowledge about the enterprise; (4) Impact of digital business models / exponential organisations on knowledge management (KM); (5) Big data implications on KM; (6) 4IR and big data management. Current projects - knowledge now also in machines...
Education
June 2010 - December 2012
University of South Africa
Field of study
  • PhD Information Systems
January 2008 - January 2010
University of South Africa
Field of study
  • M.Sc Information Systems
January 1984 - December 1984
Stellenbosch University
Field of study
  • B.Sc.Hons. Computer Science

Publications

Publications (51)
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Information systems (IS) outsourcing is a serious commitment -- a formal relationship underpinned by a contractual agreement, with long-term consequences among two or more organisations. Many organisations end up frustrated as they learn that their attempts at IS outsourcing have failed. However, some failures could be avoided with knowledge of com...
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Organisations have over time realised that leveraging their already-accumulated knowledge assets are the most cost effective way to increase their competitive standing and to harness innovation. In choosing to outsource their information systems (IS), they may unintentionally fragment their knowledge assets by missing critical learning opportunitie...
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The outsourcing of information systems has grown as an accepted business trend, with several reasons being cited for considering IS outsourcing. However, there is evidence that IS outsourcing threats may impact negatively on the initial intent to outsource, as well as the success of an IS outsourcing arrangement. Managing successful IS outsourcing...
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Enterprise systems engineering (ESE) is a multidisciplinary approach that combines traditional systems engineering (TSE) and strategic management to address methods and approaches for aligning system architectures, system development and system implementation with enterprise business rules, enterprise strategic objectives and enterprise capabilitie...
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Design science research (DSR) is well-known in different domains, including information systems (IS), for the construction of artefacts. One of the most challenging aspects of IS postgraduate studies (with DSR) is determining the structure of the study and its report, which should reflect all the components necessary to build a convincing argument...
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Organizations require the means to navigate Society 5.0. This is a knowledge-intensive society where a sustainable balance must be created for social good through a system that integrates cyberspace and physical space. With significant data, information and insight exchange based on knowledge in people and machines, organizations need to make sense...
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The Design Science Research (DSR) paradigm is highly relevant to the Information Systems (IS) discipline because DSR aims to improve the state of practice and contribute design knowledge through the systematic construction of useful artefacts. Since study designs can be understood as useful artefacts, DSR can also contribute to improving conceptual...
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The combination of digital technologies and the focus on student-centred learning, enable the integration of pedagogical methods with the effective use of technology. This integration required educators to meaningfully engage with educational technologies as it is deployed across all aspects of teaching and learning such as teaching techniques, del...
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Society 5.0 seeks to resolve social and economic imbalances through the integration of the virtual world and the physical world. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic the need and possibilities hereof has become so much clearer. This paper aims to shed light on the factors affecting the adoption of virtual team collaboration within innovation driven companies...
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One of the key aspects outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is food security. The discourse around food security recognizes that resources such as water and land are finite, and the agenda to end hunger remains a major challenge. Furthermore, the objective of Society 5.0, to integrate digital technologies and a human-centered socie...
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New digital technologies, referred to as Industry 4.0, can create many opportunities, not only for larger organisations, but for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) as well. However, for SMEs to create value from Industry 4.0, the digital technologies must be applied in alignment with the SMEs’ business model as the SME business model is the means...
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The evolution of digital technologies is by its very nature, disruptive, compelling organisations to reconsider the relationships among employees, customers, and suppliers. In addition, organisations must carefully consider their strategies to fully exploit the digital revolution’s benefits as these technologies are diffused across organisations at...
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The fast-paced evolution of digital technologies, termed the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), influences organisations to realise digital technology potential from a holistic point of view. In this context, organisational competitiveness relies on whether organisations’ business value-creation capabilities are adaptable and flexible. The purpose...
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Service-learning conjoins academic study with community service and provides a richer, more practical experience for students, while benefitting the community. Students are required to transform their prior knowledge or generate new knowledge through experience into competencies and operational know-how. However, current research indicates concerns...
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One of the keys to effective 21st century teaching is to integrate traditional pedagogical methods with the effective use of technology to foster student-centred learning. These increasingly sophisticated technologies are deployed in learning solutions, blending teaching techniques, learning styles, and delivery methods while creating a need for ed...
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The preservation of knowledge is a universal requirement for every organisation that strives to gain a competitive advantage. Knowledge management systems are a modern business enabler and driver of success. Furthermore, the implementation of knowledge management systems is a comprehensive process which integrates people, business processes, the bu...
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Design science research (DSR) is a popular research approach used in information systems for the design, development and evaluation of artifacts. There is some guidance in the literature on how to conduct DSR as an approach to find solutions for wicked problems. One of the areas that students struggle with that are involved in DSR is the confirmati...
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The characteristics of digital entrepreneurship and digital transformation and how they are related, is complex and important to understand in this digital age. Such an understanding of digital entrepreneurship is perceived as a key pillar for economic growth, job creation and innovation. However, a number of issues regarding digital entrepreneursh...
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The so-called fourth industrial revolution or Industry 4.0 (I4.0), with its potentially disruptive technologies, is changing the way we socialise, live and work and provides opportunities for organisations to innovate and disrupt. Although organisations are acknowledging the emergence of I4.0 and realise the importance of being ready for its impact...
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Revolutionary advances in science and technology enables organisations to apply and optimise a world of visual and experiential learning in order to enhance the skills and knowledge of their employees. Furthermore, the volume and complexity of knowledge and information are such that unless a reporting structure is overlaid upon it, it may remain me...
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Organisations are increasingly outsourcing information systems (IS) to external service providers. These IS outsourcing decisions are driven by multiple organisational factors such as outsource vendor expertise and knowledge, process performance improvement due to better IS, and enabling the organisation’s ability to focus on its core capabilities....
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The implementation of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is seen globally as a means to efficient and effective delivery of business and organisational mandates. Governments, in their quest to serve citizens, harness ICT to streamline their service delivery processes. e-Government transforms administrations into “smart governments” enha...
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Information Systems (IS) as a discipline is still young and is continuously involved in building its own research knowledge base. Design Science Research (DSR) in IS is a research strategy for design that has emerged in the last 16 years. Junior IS researchers are often lost when they start with a project in DSR. We identified a need for a set of g...
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Both information systems outsourcing and knowledge management are well-established business phenomena. Regardless of organisational reasons for information systems (IS) outsourcing, knowledge remains the single most important resource for organisations to be managed. In an attempt to provide tactical mechanisms for creating and managing shared know...
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This two-volume set constitutes the proceedings of the 19th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2020, held in Skukuza, South Africa, in April 2020.* The total of 80 full and 7 short papers presented in these volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 191 submissions. The papers are organized in the following...
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This two-volume set constitutes the proceedings of the 19th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services, and e-Society, I3E 2020, held in Skukuza, South Africa, in April 2020.* The total of 80 full and 7 short papers presented in these volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from 191 submissions. The papers are organized in the following...
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Innovation in education encourages stakeholders to explore and apply different ways of looking at problems and solving them. Large-scale community projects (LSCPs) in a higher education institution (HEI), provide an ideal environment for combining curriculum outcomes, education innovation, real-world engagement and knowledge assets. However, curren...
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Globalisation and technology advancements have disrupted the organisational landscape and with the proliferation of new technology; risk management is fundamental to transforming the business especially considering the dynamic nature of the digital society organisations now exist in. However, the challenge faced by the enterprise risk management (E...
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The increase in the requirement for competent and skilled Information Systems graduates has prompted higher education institutions to adapt learning strategies. One way of achieving this is through the application of knowledge conversion processes, transforming data to capability. Knowledge conversion processes can be utilised to optimise learning...
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e-Banking is a well-researched phenomenon in the current trend towards pervasive digitalization of financial institutions. Banking statements have always been a key touch point between banks and their customers and the design of digital statements (or e-statements) should therefore be a priority in e-banking design and delivery. When commissioned t...
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High reliability organizations (HROs) are those organizations that focus on prevention, not reaction, and that require information systems to operate in nearly error-free conditions. As the consequences of system failure in an HRO are disastrous, system errors are not an option. Systems in an HRO should be examined continuously and pro-actively, an...
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In today’s rapidly changing world, information technology is transforming the higher education (HE) domain through an increase in accessibility of fast, multimedia-capable computers and broadband access. HE institutions are adopting new ways of enhancing their traditional ways of teaching, resulting in the emergence of seamless learning scenarios w...
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Business transformation in organizations is imperative due to the rapid and complex nature of the changes in business environments. Organizations are required to consider new strategies, innovative products and services, and adapt to disruptive and different ways of doing business to remain competitive. The nature of these changes requires holistic...
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Both information systems outsourcing and knowledge management are well-established business phenomena. Regardless of organisational reasons for information systems (IS) outsourcing, knowledge remains the single most important resource for organisations to be managed. The integration of shared knowledge represents the blending of organisational skil...
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High levels of shared knowledge can positively influence outsourcing performance and the combination of processes designed to transfer explicit and tacit knowledge, has the most influence on the level of shared knowledge. Some organisations are unaware of the volume and value of knowledge it receives from various inter-organisational partnerships....
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Information systems (IS) outsourcing is a complex, multi-layered and a multifaceted concept. An organisation may gain access to knowledge it does not own in-house or be able to obtain it at a lower price by entering into an outsourcing relationship. At the same time, the organisation may risk losing key skills and capabilities unless the outsourcin...
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The shift to innovation and knowledge as the primary source of value results in the new economy being led by those who manage knowledge effectively. Today’s organizations are creating and leveraging knowledge, data, and information at an unprecedented pace—a phenomenon that makes the use of technology not an option, but a necessity. Software tools...
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IADIS International Conference Information Systems 2010, Porto, Portugal, 18-20 March 2010. Organisations do not have unlimited resources and, by considering outsourcing, are balancing endless requirements with organisational assets. Outsourcing allows access to expertise, knowledge and capabilities outside of the organisation’s bounds. Information...
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Knowledge assets are of far greater value than any tangible asset and provide organisations with the basis for creating a sustainable competitive advantage. The nature of knowledge and knowledge management have given rise to a range of different definitions of knowledge management systems that enable organisations to convert their knowledge into ac...
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The shift to knowledge as the primary source of value results in the new economy being led by those who manage knowledge effectively. Today's organisations are creating and leveraging knowledge, data and information at an unprecedented pace - a phenomenon that makes the use of technology not an option, but a necessity. Software tools in knowledge m...
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Net in die afgelope twee uitgawes van Kruisgewys is daar soveel artikels, inligting en menings oor soveel aktuele sake wat die kerk – óns kerk – vandag konfronteer: relevante en lewendige prediking, suksesvolle jeugbediening, komplekse dinamika van kleingroepe, missionêre roeping en die uitdagings waarmee die kerk vandag te doen het. Met die lees v...

Projects

Projects (2)
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To develop a guide for novice researchers in IS that want to apply DSR