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Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs. (2014)
Journal Article
DAHIRU, A. A., BASS, J. and ALLISON, I. 2014. Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs. Electronic journal of information systems in developing countries [online], 62(1), pages 1-17. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/j.1681-4835.2014.tb00439.x

This paper explores the emergence and adoption of cloud computing by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and points towards its implications for developing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Several studies have shown the importance of technologi... Read More about Cloud computing: adoption issues for sub-Saharan African SMEs..

Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective. (2013)
Journal Article
WERFS, M., BAXTER, G., ALLISON, I. K. and SOMMERVILLE, I. 2013. Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective. Journal of international technology and information management [online], 22(3), pp. 37-54. Available from: https://scholarworks.li....edu/jitim/vol22/iss3/3

Cloud computing, as a disruptive innovation, has the potential to adversely affect companies. The effects can be particularly extreme for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Subsequently, considerations of organisational resilience should be m... Read More about Migrating software products to the cloud: an adaptive STS perspective..

User interface design for situation-aware decision support systems. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
NWIABU, N., ALLISON, I., HOLT, P., LOWIT, P. and OYENEYIN, B. 2012. User interface design for situation-aware decision support systems. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE international multi-disciplinary conference on cognitive methods in situation awareness and decision support (CogSIMA 2012), 6-8 March 2012, New Orleans, USA. New York: IEEE [online], article number 6188405, pages 332-339. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CogSIMA.2012.6188405

Information recall about general situations incurs memory and cognitive loads on operators. Recognition of information for specific situations identified with users context and the state of the world is helpful to operators in performing tasks in com... Read More about User interface design for situation-aware decision support systems..

Case-based situation awareness. (2012)
Conference Proceeding
NWIABU, N., ALLISON, I., HOLT, P., LOWIT, P. and OYENEYIN, B. 2012. Case-based situation awareness. In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE international multi-disciplinary conference on cognitive methods in situation awareness and decision support (CogSIMA 2012), 6-8 March 2012, New Orleans, USA. New York: IEEE [online], article number 6188388, pages 22-29. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/CogSIMA.2012.6188388

Situation-aware case-based decision support (SACBDS) systems comprise two distinct parts: situation awareness (SA) and case-based reasoning (CBR). The SA part keeps a finite history of the time space information of the domain and uses rules to interp... Read More about Case-based situation awareness..

Situation awareness in context-aware case-based decision support. (2011)
Conference Proceeding
NWIABU, N., ALLISON, I., HOLT, P., LOWIT, P. and OYENEYIN, B. 2011. Situation awareness in context-aware case-based decision support. In Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE international multi-disciplinary conference on cognitive methods in situation awareness and decision support (CogSIMA 2011), 22-24 February 2011, Miami, USA. New York: IEEE [online], article number 5753761, pages 9-16. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/COGSIMA.2011.5753761

Humans naturally reuse recalled knowledge to solve problems and this includes understanding the information that identify or characterize these problems (context), and the situation. Context-aware case-based reasoning (CBR) applications uses the cont... Read More about Situation awareness in context-aware case-based decision support..

Organizational factors shaping software process improvement in small-medium sized software teams: a multi-case analysis. (2010)
Conference Proceeding
ALLISON, I. 2010. Organizational factors shaping software process improvement in small-medium sized software teams: a multi-case analysis. In Proceedings of the 7th International conference on the quality of information and communications technology (QUATIC 2010), 29 September - 2 October 2010, Porto, Portugal. Los Alamitos: IEEE Computing Society [online], article number 5655656, pages 418-423. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1109/QUATIC.2010.81

Previous work looking at software process improvement (SPI) in small organizations has highlighted difficulties faced by small organizations in implementing SPI successfully, but there is little analysis to understand why this is from an organization... Read More about Organizational factors shaping software process improvement in small-medium sized software teams: a multi-case analysis..

Privacy through security: policy and practice in a small-medium enterprise. (2008)
Book Chapter
ALLISON, I. and STRANGWICK, C., 2008. Privacy through security: policy and practice in a small-medium enterprise. In Subramanian, R. (ed.) Computer security, privacy, and politics: current issues, challenges, and solutions. Hershey, PA: IGI Global [online], chapter 8, pages 157-179. Available from: https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-59904-804-8

The chapter discusses how one small business planned for, and implemented, the security of its data in a new enterprise-wide system. The companys data was perceived as sensitive, and any breach of privacy as commercially critical. From this perspecti... Read More about Privacy through security: policy and practice in a small-medium enterprise..

Automated software quality visualisation using fuzzy logic techniques. (2007)
Journal Article
SENIOR, J., ALLISON, I. and TEPPER, J.A. 2007. Automated software quality visualisation using fuzzy logic techniques. Communications of the IIMA [online], 7(1), article number 3. Available from: https://scholarworks.li....edu/ciima/vol7/iss1/3/

In the past decade there has been a concerted effort by the software industry to improve the quality of its products. This has led to the inception of various techniques with which to control and measure the process involved in software development.... Read More about Automated software quality visualisation using fuzzy logic techniques..

Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis. (2007)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I. and MERALI, Y. 2007. Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis. Information and software technology [online], 49(6), pages 668-681. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infsof.2007.02.003

This paper presents a framework that draws on structuration theory and dialectical hermeneutics to explicate the dynamics of software process improvement (SPI) in a packaged software organisation. Adding to the growing body of qualitative research, t... Read More about Software process improvement as emergent change: a structurational analysis..

Learning to improve software processes. (2006)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I. and MERALI, Y. 2006. Learning to improve software processes. Communications of the IIMA [online], 6(1), article number 2. Available from: https://scholarworks.li....edu/ciima/vol6/iss1/2/

Software Process Improvement (SPI) programs are frequently considered to be planned in nature. However, there is recent evidence to suggest that SPI can be understood as a form of learning. Drawing on the organizational learning literature this paper... Read More about Learning to improve software processes..

Towards an agile approach to software process improvement: addressing the changing needs of software products. (2005)
Journal Article
ALLISON, I. 2005. Towards an agile approach to software process improvement: addressing the changing needs of software products. Communications of the IIMA [online], 5(1), article number 8. Available from: https://scholarworks.li....edu/ciima/vol5/iss1/8/

This paper highlights the need for greater agility and flexibility in the process improvement activity. The ideas presented here relate to aspects that have arisen from a case study of a global software product organisation. A model of how software p... Read More about Towards an agile approach to software process improvement: addressing the changing needs of software products..

A virtual learning environment for introductory programming. (2002)
Conference Proceeding
ALLISON, I., ORTON, P. and POWELL, H. 2002. A virtual learning environment for introductory programming. In Proceedings of the 3rd Conference of the Learning and Teaching Support Network: Subject Centre of Information and Computer Sciences (LTSN-ICS 2002), 27-29 August 2002, Loughborough, UK. Loughborough: Loughborough University, pages 48-52.

Teaching of initial programming is a significant pedagogical problem for computing departments. It is shown that by understanding the changing characteristics of computing students helps to identify their learning approaches and requirements. These f... Read More about A virtual learning environment for introductory programming..


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