Articles in the Information Systems category

  1. BIP / BTOP Selection Process Complete

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) LogoThe Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have announced through their respective websites that all applications selected to receive a reward under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 have been notified. This officially concludes the application and selection process. For those of us …

  2. Round 2 BIP Application Database Online

    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) LogoAs I guessed a week ago, it was only a matter of time before the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) made its list of Round 2 BIP applications available online rather than in the previously released PDF format. The new online database coincides with the posting of Public Notice Filings. You …

  3. BIP / BTOP Round 2 Application Data Available

    a href="http://slaptijack.com/tag/arra">American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Logo</a>Both the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have made American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Round 2 application data available. The RUS is currently distributing their BIP application information in a PDF directory. The NTIA, on …

  4. Bleeding Edge Technology in the Enterprise

    As new technology breakthroughs happen, there is always an enterprise willing to be an early adopter. Bleeding edge technology is hardware, software, or concepts that are new and untested. My enterprises choose to become early adopters in the hope of gaining a competitive advantage over their competitors. Two examples of …

  5. IS Trends for SMBs

    Due to their size, small businesses are often behind the curve when it comes to trends in information systems. Fortunately, their small size also imparts on them the ability to respond quickly when an opportunity presents itself. In today's rapidly changing marketplace, SMBs must be prepared to deploy decision support …

  6. Computer Crime

    Along with its ability to enhance collaboration and proliferate information, the Internet has introduced a new level of computer crime. Computer crime consists of a wide array of issues including identity theft and privacy violations, misuse of intellectual property, theft and espionage, and general computer-based attacks. Of the threats facing …

  7. Intellectual Property

    Intellectual property is the "ownership of ideas and control over the tangible or virtual representation of those ideas" (FOLDOC, 1997). Many companies have developed intellectual property as part of their normal business operations. This includes manufacturing processes, specialized business operations, and customized software. Intellectual property can be divided into four …

  8. New Technologies: Issues and Challenges

    Implementing a new technology is a complicated task. Beyond the technical implementation details, there is a myriad of organizational issues and challenges that must be addressed. Four areas of primary concern including selection of the new technology, implementing it, the human resources implications, and ongoing maintenance. Information systems managers must …

  9. Getting Started in E-Commerce

    When building an e-commerce presence for an existing bricks and mortar retail business, two issues come to mind as needing immediate attention. The first issue isn't related to the technology of the website, but instead focuses on how the company is run. A typical company makes decisions using the strategic …

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