Karen Neville

Karen Neville
University College Cork | UCC

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The development and utilisation of new information and communication technologies presents opportunities and risks, which bring ethical issues to the forefront. Any attempt to minimise the potential negative consequences to individuals, organisations and society resulting from the use of these technologies is challenging. In order to address these...
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This study presents a literature review of the Information Systems (IS) security field. The purpose of this review is to identify IS 'security themes'. Articulating IS 'security themes' can assist in making effective decisions and reducing risks faced by organisations. This review analyses 87 journal articles from the AIS Senior Scholars' Basket of...
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With increasing air travel, contagion can spread anywhere in the world within 24 hours. As a result, the potential risk of introduction and spread of infectious disease is on the rise. Recently, we the global spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) showed the potential of a contagion to emerge, spread and effect the health, social and economic...
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Human decision making is a complex process that is influenced by myriad interacting factors internally from the individual and externally from the environment. When the external context presents wicked problems that are incomplete, contradictory, and changing, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, decision makers seek to reduce risk to themselves and othe...
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The use of social media technologies to connect with peers/colleagues is prevalent amongst students and practitioners alike. These technologies are being used to share ideas, content, resources, and experiences for both social and professional purposes. However, modern learning environments do not always implement the latest technologies and are th...
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Evaluating an IT artifact is essential in design science, as it serves to validate that a solution has achieved the purpose for which it was designed. This paper presents the evaluation of an emergency management (EM) decision support system (DSS). The DSS addresses the informational needs of strategic-level decision makers in the event of large-sc...
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Mankind has faced a huge increase in severe natural and man-made disasters worldwide in the last few years. Emergency responders on a strategic, tactical, and operational level can be assisted by decision support systems (DSS) to enhance disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Policy makers are in need of an advanced, resilient and integrate...
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The use of social media technologies to connect with peers/colleagues is prevalent amongst students and practitioners alike. These technologies are being used to share ideas, content, resources, and experiences for both social and professional purposes. However, modern learning environments do not always implement the latest technologies and are th...
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Emergency decision makers face a challenge taking rapid and high-risk decisions during an emergency situation, especially when the emergency is cross-border and requires multi-agency cooperation. The emergency decision makers use emergency management (EM) system and sometimes decision support systems (DSS) when responding to a crisis. To date the e...
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For successful emergency management (EM) it is crucial that all stakeholders, especially health care emergency responders, use the same terminology. Throughout the emergency management lifecycle it is necessary for individual agencies to work together, sharing information and resources. Emergency management is already a complex process, but a multi...
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Proceedings of the 2016 Open Conference of the IFIP WG 8.3, “Big Data, Better Decisions, Brighter Future”, Edited By: David Sammon, Frada Burstein, Ciara Heavin, Gloria Philips-Wren, Frederic Adam and Ana Respicio Recent emergencies have shown the positive impact of using social media and social networks for communicating and exchanging informati...
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Developing decision support systems for emergency situations is a complex and challenging task. These difficulties are compounded further in the case of cross-border emergencies, which often require the coordination and collaboration of independent agencies. These agencies have different structures and resources in place, and follow their own inter...
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“Social media is now the most efficient method of delivering emergency response messages in a contemporary urban crisis scenario. In the immediate aftermath of an event, valuable spatially-related information can often be difficult to pinpoint in the melee of unhelpful or speculative social media ‘noise’. This paper explores the increasing need to...
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To conduct design science research (DSR) it is expected that some form of process model must be used, where each stage is explicitly outlined in the presentation of the research, with clear explanations. Since very few, if any, papers actually produces and presents DSR in such a manner, this provides an excellent opportunity to do so. Thus, this pa...
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Collaborative technologies such as Group Decision Support Systems (GDSS) were proclaimed to be able to impact the learning environments of educational institutions twenty years ago. It was understood that these technologies were effective at transforming learning environments from a traditional approach to a collaborative one, where the learner is...
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Many governmental agencies are currently engaged in activities to improve access to information which are encouraging recent Big Data (BD) trends. However, determining and demonstrating the benefit to emergency management information systems (EMIS) users has yet been realised. EMIS are critical to navigating a complex network of disparate IS used f...
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Errors in decision-making worldwide highlight the need for training in decision-making. The unpredictability and complexity of emergencies makes training in every possible emergency impossible. Rather than training in specific examples of major emergency events, training in a decision-making skill set will provide a method of response that will be...
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Decision making is a balancing act that requires the identification and evaluation of appropriate options with full consideration of potential risks. However, when the risks are high, like with complex emergency situations and large-scale disasters, lives are in danger and the potential for mistakes increases. Good quality information is critical d...
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The aim of the S-HELP (Securing-Health Emergency Learning Planning) project is to develop a decision support tool-set and training system for multi-agency decision making during large-scale emergencies. Emergency management is a complex undertaking, associated with a number of long term consequences with often devastating effects on an affected pop...
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In this paper, we describe an approach for training decision making competences in emergency situations with the help of a multi-modal online environment. Decision making is an essential aspect of emergency management and a successful response to an emergency situation highly depends on whether decisions are being taken in an effective and timely m...
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Social media is an emerging topic in information systems (IS) research, but has quickly been adopted by practice in many areas including marketing, finance and customer service. Another area seeing increased adoption is learning, where social media platforms are being appropriated to build collaborative learning environments, which can be referred...
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Disasters expose the strengths and weakness of multi-jurisdictional and multi-disciplinary networks of public sector, private industry and non-governmental agencies that operate in emergency management (EM). The design of information systems (IS) for multi-agency use has to consider a broad spectrum of functionality, environmental constraints, and...
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Volatile events such as public health disasters bring the prospect of rapid contagion and the threat of disastrous impacts for Europe. Vulnerabilities and cascading effects can result in significant injuries, illness and loss of life. Damage to health infrastructure, demand for medical attention, displacement and major outbreaks all place a strain...
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This paper describes the creation of an interactive online learning management tool for the accounting and IS professions. The financial learning management system (FinLMS) will be used by accounting practitioners and learners to create and understand how financial statements work together and to explore the relationships between the primary financ...
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Today’s society is extremely apprehensive and cautious regarding security attacks with the result that identification and authentication have become a necessity. Sectors such as healthcare, education and transportation all require robust identification solutions and Smart-cards can deliver these solutions. The memory capacity and processing capabil...
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Knowledge based social networks are regarded as valuable learning tools, particularly in their ability to promote collaborative learning, and high level of adaptability. This research-in-progress investigates key factors in the design of a Wiki-based knowledge sharing tool to support teaching and learning in a third level institution. To determine...
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In an economic environment where organizations have been forced to take a step back and reevaluate their core competencies and ability to innovate, organizational knowledge has come to the forefront as a valuable strategic asset (Haghirian, 2003). While the concept of knowledge management (KM) is not new, the focus on knowledge management as a stra...
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In an economic environment where organizations have been forced to take a step back and reevaluate their core competencies and ability to innovate, organizational knowledge has come to the forefront as a valuable strategic asset (Haghirian, 2003). While the concept of knowledge management (KM) is not new, the focus on knowledge management as a stra...
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Organizational change in today's competitive landscape is no longer just an option, but a fundamental strategy for success. In order to be the premier player in this type of competitive landscape, customer focus has to become a priority, and bearing this in mind both academia and competitive organizations have one key objective in common. Their cur...
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This paper provides a clear guideline to the development of an online decision-making tool. The importance of ranking for an organizations virtual presence through search engines is also discussed. The system described illustrates the complexity of the competition between organizations to be highly ranked by leading search engines. The system not o...
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The word ‘group’ seems to suggest co-operation and collaboration in any environment be it organisational or educational. Communication does not necessarily encourage collaboration, for example, discussion forums can, if not properly structured and controlled result in information overload and therefore structural chaos; ten threaded replies can res...
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This chapter outlines the proposed development of a “Knowledge Base Support Environment” for a university. The system is completely interactive allowing every end user the opportunity to extract from and add to the system. As well as providing a support system for both students and staff alike, the system or environment (see Figure 1) will profile...
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This chapter outlines the proposed development of a “Knowledge Base Support Environment” for a university. The system is completely interactive allowing every end user the opportunity to extract from and add to the system. As well as providing a support system for both students and staff alike, the system or environment (see Figure 1) will profile...
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Highlighted in this chapter is the fact that the majority of organizations face the enormous challenge of supporting their employees’ thirst for expanding their skill base. Provided is an example of a university and an organization collaborating to implement successful training and learning programs in order to develop employee skills and knowledge...
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Traditionally security has been the pervasive factor in organizational growth but its importance has surpassed that of any other issue in retaining a competitive advantage. Security is, therefore, of paramount importance in the retention of organizational innovation. The key in building a secure environment lies in an organizations ability to react...
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The meaningful integration of theoretical knowledge and industrial practice in Masters level programmes is now more than ever vital to ensure that graduates have the required competence in IT and that they are ready to contribute to the organisations that hired them within a short timeframe. It is also crucial in ensuring ongoing industrial support...
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Traditionally security has been the pervasive factor in organizational growth but its importance has surpassed that of any other issue in retaining a competitive advantage. Security is, therefore, of paramount importance in the retention of organizational innovation. The key in building a secure environment lies in an organizations ability to react...
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Highlighted in this chapter is the fact that the majority of organizations face the enormous challenge of supporting their employees’ thirst for expanding their skill base. Provided is an example of a university and an organization collaborating to implement successful training and learning programs in order to develop employee skills and knowledge...
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Despite the recognized need for appropriate management of intellectual capital [Wriston, 1992] the majority of organizations face the enormous challenge of supporting their employees' thirst for expanding their skill-base. As a result, universities and organizations are currently collaborating to implement successful training and learning programme...
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The importance of information technology (IT) for modern business and, indeed, research in general cannot be questioned, as its sheer pervasiveness adequately attests. However, simplistic views of technological utopianism are now being offset by accounts of technological dystopianism. Clearly organizational management have wholeheartedly subscribed...
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Traditionally security has been the pervasive factor in organizational growth but its importance has sur-passed that of any other issue in retaining a competitive advantage. Security is, therefore, of paramount importance in the retention of organizational innovation. The key in building a secure environment lies in an organizations ability to reac...
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The importance of information and communication technology (ICT) for modern business cannot be questioned and has lead ICT professionals to design, develop, implement and support ICT infrastructures in both the public and private sectors. Organisations, universities and therefore governments face the enormous difficulty of trying to achieve success...

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