Associate Professor in Digital Business
Norwich, UNITED KINGDOM
He looks at how businesses can become more digital and how they can be transformed into more digital businesses.
Ph.D., Computer Science
M.Phil., Computer Science
B.Sc., Business Computer Systems with Computing
The design of data warehouses (DWs) is based on both their data sources and users’ requirements. The more closely the DW multidimensional schema reflects the stakeholders’ needs, the more effectively they will make use of the DW content for their OLAP analyses. Thus, considerable attention has been given in the literature to DW requirements analysis, including requirements elicitation, specification and validation.
Articulated within this paper is a qualitative investigation into using structuration and semiotic theories that suggests improvements to communication when developing new software. Forming the analysis, an Information System (IS) designed using the Unified Modelling Language (UML) allied with the Agile software development process exposed a key factor: the need for effective communication.
Enterprise Resource Planning is often endorsed as a means to facilitate strategic advantage for businesses. The scarcity of resources is the method by which some businesses maintain their position. However, the ubiquitous trend towards the adoption of Enterprise Resourcing Planning systems coupled with market saturation makes the promise of advantage less compelling.
Contemporary techniques for web service description and discovery are insufficient when considering diverse and variable organisational contexts. Strategic objectives, organisational structures, business processes and technology when placed into a climate of constant change impact the normative behavioural patterns of people working in all kinds of organisations.
Reported in this paper is the view that contemporary web service description enabled by techniques such as WSDL and Semantic Web technologies are not sufficient when matching web services with a set of continuously evolving user requirements driven by organisational objectives.