Humanizing Information Technology: Advice from Experts

Humanizing Information Technology: Advice from Experts

by Schelin
     
 

Offering solutions to the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing information technology managers today, this book offers guidelines for and insights into upcoming and emerging information technologies as well as cutting-edge solutions. Topics covered include IT implementation, the role of attitude toward IT, culture and IT, and the impact of IT on health and… See more details below

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Offering solutions to the challenges, issues, and opportunities facing information technology managers today, this book offers guidelines for and insights into upcoming and emerging information technologies as well as cutting-edge solutions. Topics covered include IT implementation, the role of attitude toward IT, culture and IT, and the impact of IT on health and privacy. Discussed is how people, just like computers, are main components of any information system; just as successful organizations must be willing to upgrade their equipment and facilities, they must also be alert to changing their viewpoints on various aspects of human behavior. New and emerging technologies that result in human behavior responses are addressed with a view toward developing better theories about people and IT.

Author Biography: Shannon Schelin is an e-government research associate at the University of North Carolina's school of government. She has published articles in journals such as Social Science Computer Review and teaches courses in American government and state and local government at North Carolina State University. She lives in Apex, North Carolina. G. David Garson is a professor of public administration at North Carolina State University and a consultant to many government and state agencies on information technology related projects. He is the author of more than 20 books and 50 articles on topics related to computing and information management. He lives in EDITOR: Schelin, Shannon

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591402459
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
IT Solutions Ser.
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Sect. IUnderstanding critical success factors
Ch. IChief information officers1
Ch. IITheoretical justification of critical success factors4
Ch. IIIData analysis and results16
Ch. IVConclusions and implications44
Sect. IIInterviews with public and private sector experts
Ch. VLearning from practice55
App. APanel member profiles136
App. BSurvey instrument153

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