Accepted Papers


  • Factors Influencing the Adoption Intentions of Public Cloud Computing by the Private Sector Firms
    Minimol Anil Job, Arab Open University, Kingdom of Bahrain
    The main objective of this research is to identify the factors influencing the intentions to adopt the public computing by the private sector firms in Kingdom of Bahrain. In this research the researcher examined the ten factors influencing the cloud computing adoption using a proposed integrated model which incorporates aspects of the Technology, Organization and Environment factors such as Complexity, Compatibility, Security Concerns, Trialability , Cost Saving, Top Management Support, Prior IT Experience, Organizational Readiness, Competitive Pressure and External Support. In order to test influencing factors a survey was conducted and one hundred and twenty two valid responses were received from IT decision makers from forty firms in different industries. The results revealed that the Compatibility, Cost Saving, Trialability and External Support are the main influential factors in the adoption intentions of public cloud computing. Future research could be built on this study by developing different model for each industry because each industry has unique characteristics that can influence the adoption of the technological innovations.
  • Agile Development as a Change Management Approach in Software Projects: Applied Case Study
    Mohammed Alawairdhi, Saudi Electronic University, Saudi Arabia
    Although a large amount of research has been carried out so far to study the impacts of agile methods in various phases of software engineering, only very few of these have yielded empirical evidence in the form of products being used in real life environment. Very few of these studies have been dedicated to study change management while adopting agile methods. In this paper, it has been argued that that agile software development, with its practices for user involvement and product visibility, can be used as a change management approach in most small to medium scale projects. As an illustration of the theoretical findings, the application of agile methods in managing change in two projects as Saudi Electronic University has been described. The results and findings clearly corroborate our findings and explain why agile methods should be practiced more often with for projects which need specific emphasis on change management.
  • Comparing accuracy of different Classification techniques to diagnose the Diabetic retinopathy from images of retina
    Samreen kazi, Benazir Bhutto Shaheed University, Liyari
    Diabetic retinopathy is one of the growing disease in the world. Automated techniques can be used to address this problem so that the human delay factor should be reduced. Classification techniques such as artificial neural network and k-NN is used to address this problem in this research paper. The efficiency of both approaches is been measured via confusion matrix and artificial neural networks are been found more efficient as compare to k-NN.


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