Peter Carew

Peter Carew
Waterford Institute of Technology | WIT · Department of Computing and Mathematics

PhD in Information Systems

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Close attention has been paid to the impact of data security in international contexts, and the inherent risks generated for international companies. Currently, many international companies are migrating to cloud-based data storage and control solutions. Given this trend, it is important to determine key factors that reduce cloud security risks for...
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In developing countries, voluntary non-profit organisations work closely with local communities, and especially with primary-level educational institutions, in order to assist local development and stability. Strong coordination and cooperation between educational institutions and non-profit organisations is crucial to enable this symbiotic relatio...
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This paper presents a case study of one traditionally non-agile Information Technology (IT) services organisation in Ireland during its transition to implementing and using an agile development framework. The case study follows the experiences of using Scrum for a major IT systems conversion project in the insurance industry over the course of 9 mo...
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Contemporary data practices are inducing a convergent saturation point (conceptually referred to as Total Data) wherein every human action, reaction, interaction, transaction, thought or desire is quantified, reified, recorded and used. Physical or virtual, all is recorded, known or unknown, seen or unseen, until data permeates every facet of our s...
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Functionalism has long been the dominant paradigm in systems development practice. However, functionalism promotes an innate and immutable instrumental rationality that is indifferent to human values, rights, society, culture and international stability. It, in essence, lacks empathy. Although alternative paradigms have been promoted for decades in...
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The human-centred approach is a paradigm of systems development that is well suited to improving international stability. This paper consequently investigates whether or not contemporary systems development is, or has the potential to become, truly human-centred. Data originally collected as part of a multi-method critical-interpretive study of pri...
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Online support systems offer opportunities to support the cultivation of international stability by engaging with and enabling marginalised communities at local, national and international levels. In order to unlock this potential, it is imperative to understand the barriers and socio-emotional factors which impact on the engagement of these commun...
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The human-centred approach is a paradigm of systems development that is well suited to improving international stability. This paper consequently investigates whether or not contemporary systems development is, or has the potential to become, truly human-centred. Data originally collected as part of a multi-method critical-interpretive study of pri...
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This paper presents a four-factor model of ethical behaviour and explores rationalities underlying automation systems development. These four factors – Existentialist, Humanist, Technocentrist and Industriofatalist – were identified using Q methodology as part of a study into privacy and its role, meaning and value for information systems engineeri...
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This paper presents a four-factor model of ethical behaviour and explores rationalities underlying automation systems development. These four factors – Existentialist, Humanist, Technocentrist and Industriofatalist – were identified using Q methodology as part of a study into privacy and its role, meaning and value for information systems engineeri...
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Privacy remains an intractable ethical issue for the information society, and one that is exacerbated by modern applications of artificial intelligence. Given its complicity, there is a moral obligation to redress privacy issues in systems engineering practice itself. This paper investigates the role the concept of privacy plays in contemporary sys...
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Privacy is frequently highlighted as a concern in contemporary society, where a plethora of systems and technologies continuously collect and process personal information. Healthcare systems have attracted particular attention due to the inherently personal nature of the informational and human spaces involved. This article considers the nature...
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IT industry certification and its position in academia continue to be a highly contemporary issue. This paper explains IT industry certification, its origin, and its current state. The main focus of this paper is to represent the findings of two preliminary studies undertaken: a student questionnaire and a focus group for lecturing staff. The purpo...
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Privacy issues are an increasing concern in our society (Pedersen, 1999). As information and communications technology (ICT) becomes increasingly pervasive, these concerns are being intensified. Privacy is a fundamental human right (UN, 1948) that continues to be violated by intrusive and unethical applications of technology in society and the work...
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This paper examines the social impact of healthcare systems upon two key stakeholders, patients and healthcare workers. The paper focuses upon "privacy", a growing concern of organisations involved in the delivery of healthcare services. Surprisingly, privacy is typically undervalued in information systems development, including healthcare systems....
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This paper attempts to justify the need for a framework to address concerns with the use of open source software for information systems development (ISD). The premise of this argument is that the open source paradigm primarily addresses technical concerns while IS failures tend to be multifaceted in nature. OSS may improve but will not ultimately...
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This paper revisits a previously published critical analysis of privacy and healthcare informatics in order to provide additional insight and commentary on the main findings. It also considers a small number of potential solutions offered by the literature for addressing ICT privacy concerns in general. While no one approach will resolve the privac...

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