Category: readiness

Verdict: System Architecture and Operation

System architecture Verdict is built around a three-tier architecture model, which comprises the following: The client tier The middle tier The database tier At the top level of the model is the client tier, which includes the Web browser software that interacts with the Verdict application. In between the top and bottom tiers is the middle tier, which […]

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Verdict Implementation

The VERDICT application consists of a series of judgement statements which fall into the four categories of management, process, people and technology. The end-users may either agree or disagree with these statements, to varying degrees. Verdict relies on the judgement of the respondent (i.e. end-user) as to whether or not he/she agrees with the statement/s in the context of their […]

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Four Key Elements for an E-ready Organization

implement and benefit from new technologies such as e-business, it is essential that the people (who are the ultimate users of the technology) and the process are given due consideration. The technology within the company also needs to be assessed in order to ensure that the company has the necessary infrastructure (ICT infrastructure) to use existing and new or emerging […]

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VERDICT

VERDICT is an Internet-based prototype application that assesses the overall e-readiness of end-user companies and profiles the companies in this regard, based on their responses. The name, ‘VERDICT’ reflects the overall aim and purpose of the application. VERDICT is developed to aid construction sector end-users to gauge their e-readiness for using e-business technologies such as Web-based collaboration tools. It […]

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Review of Readiness Assessment Models

An increasing number of readiness assessment tools have been developed over the last few years. On the surface, each tool gauges how ready a society or economy is to benefit from information technology and e-business. However, according to Peters (2001) the range of tools use widely varying approaches for readiness assessment, including different methods for measurement. Each assessment tool or […]

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Methodology for e-Readiness

e-Readiness can mean different things to different people, in different contexts, and for different purposes. The authors define e-readiness is as ‘the ability of an organization, department or work-group to successfully adopt, use and benefit from information and communication technologies (ICTs) such as e-business’. It is important for companies that seek to adopt e-business to undertake an analysis of their […]

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Organizational Readiness for e-Business

With the growing importance of the Internet, companies across several industries, including construction, are increasingly leveraging the Internet to achieve competitive advantage.Internet-based tools such as project extra nets are being used to manage construction projects. Such tools can be used to monitor control, manipulate and store project information and to make it available to all participants of the construction supply […]

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