Research Papers/Topics in Informatics

Re-visiting Design-After-Design: Reflecting Implementation Mediators Connectedness in Distributed Participatory Design Activities

ABSTRACT This paper aims at an extended understanding of the design facilitators' role, here implementation mediators, in participatory design practices. In reflecting connectedness between use and design in a distributed open source software design practice, a particular focus is devoted to the implementation mediator’s interaction between local users, global software developers, and local designers who are geographically distributed, possess different technological skills, an...

Development Of An Adoption Model Of Digital Services For Unemployed Youth In An Informal Settlement In Namibia

ABSTRACTYouth unemployment has become an increasing socio-economic issue in Namibia. Thus, numeral initiatives have been started to fight this trend in order to empower the current marginalised and unemployed youth to sustain a livelihood. This includes skills training opportunities, services and technology development. However, the adoption and integration of such services and technologies has not always been successful. Consequently, this study aims to investigate and implement an appropria...

National Health Practitioner Informatics System

Abstract ICT tools are continuously changing business processes while the Zimbabwe’s public health sector still lags behind. The commercial industry has completely evolved because of eCommerce business models but an e-Health strategy has not yet been implemented in the health sector. The need for a tool to track the areas in the country with critical shortages of public health care professionals and ease manipulation of health practitioner’s data stirred the development of the Nation...

Warehouse Distribution System

ABSTRACT This documentation gives in detail how the designer introduced, planned, analyzed, designed and implemented the warehouse distribution management system at TMPnP (Thomas Miekles, Pick and Pay) supermarkets. The designer clearly explained the problem which the organization had that is of using the traditional system in managing their warehouse department. By using the traditional system it gave them disadvantages in recording goods and services received and also monitoring the m...

A Secure Framework For Cloud-Based Computing Service Adoption In The Namibian Government Sector

ABSTRACT The term cloud computing is derived from the cloud diagram on the network that represented the Internet for years until a variety of services emerged that allowed computing resources to be accessed over the Internet. The technology extends existing IT capabilities without spending much on new information technology (IT) infrastructure, training new staff and software licence. Case studies from the United States, Europe, Africa and Asia governments’ spectacle cloud adoptio...

Enterprise Architecture Framework For The Namibian Government_Wide

ABSTRACTEvery organisation tries to operate in a dynamic environment; as a result, no organisation intends to stay the same. Thus the organisation’s survival depends on how fast and well they react and respond to change. The changes are expected to come from both business and technological perspectives. Change is implored and implemented through different approaches, such as Enterprise Architecture (EA).Organisations adopt EA as a way to map and describe organisational structure, business a...

Designing A National Adoption Policy Framework For ISO/IEC 27000 Standards Implementation In Namibia In

ABSTRACTTo ensure that the information asset is protected and available to organisations, information security needs to be governed by security standards. The ISO/IEC 27000 family of standards is one such standard; it keeps information assets secure and provides an information security management best practices framework.An exploratory pilot survey conducted in 2015 with the key stakeholders namely the Communications Regulatory Authority, Namibia Institute of Standards, Internet Service Provi...

Development Of A Citizen-Centric E-Government Model For Effective Service Delivery In Namibia

ABSTRACTE-Government is regarded as an important tool to help governments meet their goals. The theory of New Public Management arguably motivated the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) in government with the idea of improving service delivery. However, e-Government use by citizens remains low. On the other hand, government’s vision of an inclusive e-Government has to still yield results, as many citizens are still not using the available e-government services. This challe...

The Use Of ICT Between Male And Female Teachers In Secondary Schools In Tanzania, A Case Of Dodoma Municipality

Abstract This paper presents the results of the study of the use of ICT between male and female teachers of secondary schools in Tanzania, where Dodoma municipality was used as a case study. The main aim was to establish the differences between male and female teachers in awareness and using ICT and attending ICT short training. The data were collected using questionnaires in which 231teachers from 16 secondary schools were randomly sampled. Using Chi-square tests as a measure of as...