COLLEGE OF COMPUTING STUDIES

CLOUD ERP SYSTEMS FOR SMALL-ANDMEDIUM ENTERPRISES: A CASE STUDY IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY

keywords: CLOUD, FOOD INDUSTRY, ERP SYSTEMS
Email address of the author: Meraveles23@gmail.com

Abstract

Organizations recognize the need to adopt Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in order to become more competitive, efficient, and productive, although the adoption and implementation of an ERP system is a costly and risky endeavor. Recently, cloud computing has become a viable and competitive means by which most organizations, especially Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), can implement an ERP system in a short time frame and cost-effective way. Our research examines the feasibility of cloud-based ERP systems for SMEs through a case study. The case emphasizes the potential of cloud-based ERP systems for SMEs as well as some of the challenges and peculiarities involved in their efforts to obtain an affordable and versatile ERP system. Our findings can potentially guide SMEs to make well-informed decisions throughout their cloud-based ERP adoption process

 

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A cross-country model of contextual factors impacting cloud computing adoption at universities in sub-Saharan Africa

Keywords: contextual factors, cloud computing, Africa
Email of the document author: Rachel Mae Rambo45@gmail.com

Abstract

Cloud computing is a new computing paradigm that is revolutionizing the way we access and use computer infrastructure and services. Universities in developing countries lag behind their Western counterparts due to lack of cutting edge technology required for teaching, collaboration, and research. The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors that impact diffusion, adoption, and usage of cloud computing at universities in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). An adoption model was developed focusing on contextual factors and constructs from two technology adoption theories. Structural equation modelling was used for data analysis and model validation. Results from 355 valid responses to a survey of information and communication technology (ICT) experts and decision makers at universities in SSA indicated that socio-cultural factors, results demonstrability, usefulness, and data security significantly impact their propensity to recommend adoption of cloud computing in the universities. The implications of the findings and practical contributions are discussed.

 

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Design and evaluation of a gamified e-learning system for statistics learning activities

Keywords: evaluation, e-learning, gamified
Email Address of the author: rheaAlmadella21@gmail.com

Abstract

Researchers in statistics learning have made an effort to develop technological solutions to support students in this field. However, such solutions must involve and engage students to perform learning activities to develop their statistical thinking. In this scenario, this study proposes the design of a gamified e-learning system to involve students when they perform learning activities. We analyze students’ behavior towards statistics activities when using the environment. To achieve these goals, this project focuses on a gamified structure for the development of learning activities with a reward system. The learning activities are based on question and answers developed by teachers to measure the students’ understanding of different course contents and also provide them with a problem-based approach. The project was applied in a Probability and Statistics course during 30 days. The results suggest a positive outcome mostly because the designed gamification elements achieved their desired role inside the environment

 

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