Phillip Olla

Phillip Olla
Madonna University · Department of Management Information Systems

PhD, CEng

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January 2004 - present
Madonna University
Position
  • Research Director
Education
January 2001 - April 2004
Brunel University London
Field of study
  • Information Systems

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Publications (68)
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Three-dimensional (3D) printing is the practice of creating a physical object from a digital model. This is achieved by using an additive process of laying down successive thin layers of a material. It is not completely clear what impact 3D printers will have on altering our society, but there is no denying that a transformative social, economic, a...
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Smartphones offer the potential to improve and streamline the clinical workflow dramatically besides promising to heighten the safety and quality of healthcare services delivery among care providers in various health organizational systems. Today, the key features of Smartphones that make them compelling for health care include their availability a...
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There has been tremendous increase in both the different types of Mobile Health (mHealth) applications and the number of applications being created for both the clinical and consumer healthcare space. The rapid proliferation of mHealth applications is creating confusion in the domain among both consumers and healthcare professionals due to uncertai...
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There has been an increase in the deployments of renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy due to the concerns regarding global warming. This growth in renewable energy projects along with the technological innovations is leading to lowering costs, which is making available an array of renewable energy option...
Conference Paper
In this paper, we describe a mobile point of care system designed to improve the healthcare workflow. We have created a rapid diagnostic test reader that can interpret the results from lateral flow point of care tests. Our approach exploits the use of mobile technology and cloud based services to closely integrate the clinic with the community.
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This exploratory paper aims to apply a qualitative, method known as Ethnographic Futures Research (EFR) to predict the future for mobile phones when used for social development in developing countries. The EFR approach was used in a participatory manner to provide scenarios of the future for mobile phone growth. By employing EFR there is an opportu...
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E-learning applications are becoming commonplace in most higher education institutions, and some institutions have implemented open source applications such as course management systems and electronic portfolios. These e-learning applications initiatives are the first step to moving away from proprietary software such as Blackboard and WEBCT toward...
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In Pakistan, sustainable development through Renewable Energy (RE) is considered an unrealistic idea. This chapter sheds light on this scenario by finding the root causes responsible for creating such assumptions. Therefore, in order to identify the root causes, the emphasis has been given to analyzing Pakistan’s current status of sustainable devel...
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Bearing in mind the strong link between energy and development, and given the country’s heavy reliance on imported fossil fuels, this chapter discusses the opportunity for substituting fossil fuels with biofuels in a Sahelian country, Burkina Faso. Biofuel opportunities are discussed taking into account technical, agronomic, and land potentials in...
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There has been an increase in the deployments of renewable energy technologies such as solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy due to the concerns regarding global warming. This growth in renewable energy projects along with the technological innovations is leading to lowering costs, which is making available an array of renewable energy option...
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The environment provides the economy with resources (e.g., water, air, fuels, food, metals, minerals, and drugs), services (e.g., the cycles of H2O, C, CO2, N, O2; photosynthesis, and soil formation), and mechanisms to absorb waste. Economic growth is based on these three services, and since the global ecosystem does not grow, economic growth canno...
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It has been observed that some of the energy efficiency terms may cause misinterpretation if one does not grasp research perspectives in the energy efficiency literature. The importance of understanding these terms and perspectives emerges from the fact that varying perspectives propose different levels of energy efficiency potential, which have si...
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World energy is rapidly approaching a point of transition where the traditional types of generation will be replaced with distributed generation. This will put an enormous strain on existing power grids and, if not properly managed, may lead to brownouts, blackouts, and enormous expenditures to upgrade the grids. Energy management technologies prov...
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The development of Renewable Energy (RE) has become a major societal challenge. Even though RE technology is improving fast, the general public has been slow to adopt it. Meanwhile many RE cooperatives have been created; they act as social entrepreneurs in utilizing the social capital of a community to engage the public. Thus, the purpose of this c...
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The purpose of this study was to implement and evaluate a care delivery model integrating the registered nurse-certified diabetes educator into the patient-centered medical home to assist in achieving positive clinical and cost outcomes in diabetes care. A 1-group pretest-posttest research design was used. Patients were recruited from 2 patient-cen...
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The constantly changing world of technology is the world's largest and fastest growing manufacturing industry. The vast growth and rapid product obsolescence has brought about the serious problem of e-waste, which is now the fastest growing form of waste in the industrialised world. E-waste encompasses a broad and growing category of electronic dev...
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This chapter provides a survey of mobile broadband revenue models deployed by mobile network operators in the UK, USA and Canada. The survey of exiting revenue models highlights the technology adoption trends for handheld devices by consumers and identifies the future impact of these trends on the network operators and content providers with respec...
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This chapter provides an overview of mobile personal health record (MPHR) systems. A Mobile personal health record is an eclectic application through which patients can access, manage, and share their health information from a mobile device in a private, confidential, and secure environment. Personal health records have evolved over the past three...
Conference Paper
Recognising the potential that Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs)2 offer for competitiveness and the effectiveness of communities, Governments across the globe are striving to provide online products and services3 to all user groups. There are various definitions of e-government within the literature, and the one being applied in th...
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As new technologies such as mobile phones impact peoples' daily lives, interest into their potential is also growing. In this research paper we aim to identify and explore how a particular research approach, in this instance, ethnographic futures research (EFR), can be utilized for future predictions of mobiles phones in social development activiti...
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Healthcare systems are now experiencing a variety of challenges with the integration of mobile and ubiquitous technology. Mobile Health Solutions for Biomedical Applications provides an international perspective on the benefits of mobile health technology and describes different examples and applications implemented in global healthcare. This book...
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There have been formidable advancements in space science and space technology over the past five decades, yet most people instinctively associate these advancements to deep space flights, lunar stations, and thrilling outer space adventures. The fact is that the majority of the human technology in space, which is comprised of interconnected satelli...
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This chapter provides an overview of mobile personal health record (MPHR) systems. A Mobile personal health record is an eclectic application through which patients can access, manage, and share their health information from a mobile device in a private, confidential, and secure environment. Personal health records have evolved over the past three...
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Web 2.0 is opening new capabilities for human interaction. It also broadens the way technology is used to collaborate more effectively. This chapter discusses instructional strategies and techniques used to successfully utilize Web 2.0 tools for classroom collaboration. It will also shed light on pedagogical issues that arise with the implementatio...
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This tutorial discusses the benefits of integrating service learning into technology specific classes and Management Information System (MIS) capstone courses. The literature discusses the benefits of integrating service learning into the curriculum from both the students and the community partners perspective. Despite the numerous benefits, there...
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When discussing the advancement of space science and space technology, most people instinctively think about deep space flights, lunar stations, and thrilling outer space adventures. The fact is that the majority of the human technology in space, which consists of interconnected satellites, points towards Earth, and is used to provide services for...
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This chapter provides an overview of mobile personal health record (MPHR) systems. A Mobile personal health record is an eclectic application through which patients can access, manage, and share their health information from a mobile device in a private, confidential, and secure environment. Personal health records have evolved over the past three...
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A fundamental goal of the wireless industry is to economically offer ubiquitous broadband access to a large number of people in diverse geographical settings. WiMax technology has the potential to be a leading cost-effective technology in the wireless industry, providing opportunities to mobile service providers who lack a Third Generation (3G) lic...
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The reference model presented in this article encourages the breakdown of M-Health systems into the following five key dimensions: (1) Communication Infrastructure: a description of mobile telecommunication technologies and networks; (2) Device Type: the type of device being used, such as PDA, sensor, or tablet PC; (3) Data Display: describes how t...
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The reference model presented in this article encourages the breakdown of M-Health systems into the following five key dimensions: (1) Communication Infrastructure: a description of mobile telecommunication technologies and networks; (2) Device Type: the type of device being used, such as PDA, sensor, or tablet PC; (3) Data Display: describes how t...
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This article will discuss some of the most important Information, Communication and Space Technology (ICST) applications being created, along with the space infrastructure upgrades that are underway to support these applications. Satellites are routinely used to support sustainable development, as well as manage natural resources and emergency situ...
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The reference model presented in this chapter encourages the breakdown of m-health systems into the following five key dimensions: communication infrastructure: this is a description of the mobile telecommunication technologies and networks; device type: this relates to the type of device being used such as PDA, sensor, or tablet PC; data display:...
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The reference model presented in this chapter encourages the breakdown of m-health systems into the following five key dimensions: communication infrastructure: this is a description of the mobile telecommunication technologies and networks; device type: this relates to the type of device being used such as PDA, sensor, or tablet PC; data display:...
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The reference model presented in this article encourages the breakdown of M-Health systems into the following five key dimensions: (1) Communication Infrastructure: a description of mobile telecommunication technologies and networks; (2) Device Type: the type of device being used, such as PDA, sensor, or tablet PC; (3) Data Display: describes how t...
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In the future Mobile Health (M-Health) applications will take advantage of technological advances such as nanotechnology, device miniaturisations, device convergence, high-speed mobile networks, and advanced medical sensors. This will lead to the increased diffusion of clinical M-Health systems and services which will have a powerful impact on the...
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E-learning applications are becoming commonplace in most higher education institutions, and some institutions have implemented open source applications such as course management systems and electronic portfolios. These e-learning applications initiatives are the first step to moving away from proprietary software such as Blackboard and WEBCT toward...
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The open-source community has created a broad suite of educational and e-learning course management systems (CMS) referred to as educational knowledge portals (EKP). An EKP is a software system designed to aid instructors in the management of online educational courses for their students, especially by helping teachers and learners with course admi...
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Space technology has advanced rapidly in recent years. Nevertheless, a number of countries still lack the human, technical and financial resources required to conduct even the most basic space-related activities, such as meteorology, communications natural-resource management and education. The need to make the benefits of space technology availabl...
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This chapter will describe how space technologies can be incorporated into terrestrial 3G /4G mobile telecommunication infrastructure to provide convergent innovative applications and services. The utilization of space applications for non-military use has the potential to generate significant economic, social and environmental benefits on a global...
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Purpose – This article aims to provide an insight into the work carried out by a consortium of organizations that have an interest in space activities and to provide a focus on the knowledge architecture that is needed to ensure a viable short- and long-term plan for implementing a successful knowledge management program. Design/methodology/approac...
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Purpose – This article aims to describe the importance of knowledge management (KM) to the space industry. Design/methodology/approach – Drawing from a range of literature published in the academic and industry arenas, also including articles published in this special issue. The authors also apply their personal experience and practical knowledge....
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This article describes how space technology is being used to provide health and educational material to underprivileged societies who have minimal of no technical communication infrastructure. Space technology has great potential to deliver services to citizens. Sustainable space infrastructure could offer very attractive opportunities for pursuing...
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This chapter will describe how space technologies can be incorporated into terrestrial 3G /4G mobile telecommunication infrastructure to provide convergent innovative applications and services. The utilization of space applications for non-military use has the potential to generate significant economic, social and environmental benefits on a global...
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This chapter will describe how space technologies can be incorporated into terrestrial 3G/4G mobile telecommunication infrastructure to provide convergent innovative applications and services. The utilization of space applications for non-military use has the potential to generate significant economic, social and environmental benefits on a global...
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This paper will describe how the various telecommunication networks are converging to create an environment described by this paper as a Convergent Mobile Infrastructure (CMI). The convergent mobile infrastructure spans multiple technologies including fixed telecommunication network, Wireless Fidelity (WIFI) networks and space technologies, and Glo...
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Mobile Internet applications on ubiquitous mobile networks allows real-time, anywhere, anytime connectivity to services. Owing to its scalability and potential cost savings, mobile communication is being increasingly applied in the business and consumer communities to create innovative data and voice application, which run over the Internet infrast...
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Mobile Internet applications on ubiquitous mobile networks allows real-time, anywhere, anytime connectivity to services. Owing to its scalability and potential cost savings, mobile communication is being increasingly applied in the business and consumer communities to create innovative data and voice application, which run over the Internet infrast...
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There is a view that the structure of systems development on innovative projects is very different from that of traditional information systems projects (28). This calls for new systems development methodologies tailored to the specific needs of the current development environment. This paper uses the concepts of Actor Network Theory (ANT) to inter...
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The significance of ubiquitous computing is rapidly growing on a global scale with the current trend towards mobile computing, computer networks, and wireless communication in business and personal use. We combine principals from ubiquitous computing and context-aware applications to create a framework for location-aware applications to global mobi...
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The UK Mobile telecoms industry is experiencing some challenging conditions such as debts from spectrum auctions, a saturated subscriber base and commitments to build new network infrastructure. In this paper, we address these competitive challenges and introduce a new revenue generating business model based on a case study of the BTAirwave service...

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