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Access to digitally connected living should support social and economic inclusion and provide opportunities for people to improve their quality of life. Yet evidence linking digital access and quality of life is lacking. We contribute by examining the relationship between quality of life and the extent to which individuals have accessed the Interne...
E-prescribing systems hold promise for improving the quality and efficiency of the scripting process. Yet, the use of the technology has been associated with a number of challenges. The diffusion of e-prescribing into physician practices and the consequent realisation of its potential benefits will depend on whether physicians are willing to accept...
E-commerce is becoming increasingly important in all sectors of society. Yet, although educational institutions have been early adopters of information and telecommunications technology, few have taken on e-commerce as a secure way of doing business transactions. Most institutions see e-commerce only for business environments. Thus they miss noting...
Our research has an overarching goal to better understand how information systems contribute (or could contribute) to the development of Smart Cities in the African context. Specifically the project has investigated the following research questions: 1) What are the information needs and preferences of individuals resident in and organisations operating in Johannesburg (and, possibly, other African cities), as well as the information needs and preferences of visitors to Johannesburg (and, possibly, other African cities)? 2) How can the information needs and preferences identified be mapped to information based services that are or could be provided? What processes are and/or could be used to make such mappings and how do these compare with existing processes for how such mappings can be made? What theoretical models might best inform such processes? 3) What information services are provided within Johannesburg (and, possibly, other African cities), in what forms and by whom? Who uses such services and (where feasible) what is their impact? 4) What are the gaps in service provision? How can the information based services identified be mapped to technology devices and applications, and providers of services? What processes are and/or could be used to make such mappings and how do these compare with existing processes for how such mappings can be made? What theoretical models might best inform such processes?