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- ItemConceptual framework for integration of organisation information processing theory and activity theory in enterprise systems implementation(SCIENCEDOMAIN international, ) Nyandiere, Clement; Kamuzora, Faustin; Ateya, Ismail Lukandu; Omwenga, Vincent OImplementation processes of systems in organizations follow different strategies and one of these strategies is to understand the uncertainties associated with the integration of the new system into an existing system environment so as to limit any challenges that may arise during the system implementation. Systems are implemented to address specific organizational needs,that is, activities the organization engages in. This paper explores organization information processing theory (OIPT) and activity theory in enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems implementation. A framework for the ERP implementation has been developed from a conceptual model on the interaction of organizational culture and structure. The modified model incorporates the activity theory and the OIPT and provides a formal way of bringing on board various interplaying variables in the system implementation process, more so for ERP systems.
- ItemConflict resolution using statistical approach(Academic Journals, ) Omwenga, Vincent O; Mwita, Peter NConflict can be described as a condition in which actions of one person prevent or compel some outcome at the resistance of the other. Quite often this can be seen as “two or more competing, often incompatible, responses to same event”. In this paper, a statistical approach to conflict resolution using the concept of bargaining game theory is presented. The approach gives chances of failure that are minimal since any offer made in a conflict situation is tied to the likelihood of it being accepted as it takes into considerations the demands from the other party. The approach presents a fair way of solving a conflict without affecting a system. An employer-employee relationship was used to illustrate the application of the approach.
- ItemDatabase marketing strategies in the industry: case of Kenyan organizations(North American Institute of Science and Information Technology, 2013-03) Lukandu, Ismail A; Dimba, Beatrice A; Omwenga, Vincent OProblem Statement: There are several organizations in both the private and public sector that collect information about their customers but do not proactively leverage on it. In most cases, the collected information would lie unused or underutilized for long periods and yet these same organizations do struggle business-wise. A major point is that they could actually utilize the information to create new avenues to the benefit of the organizations. Methodology: The methodology adopted for this research was to survey several private sector organizations. A sample of thirty-two (32) organizations out fifty (50) accepted to take part in the Database Marketing Survey. This survey consisted of organizations in the private sector ranging from airline industry, information and communication technology industry, retail and services and healthcare industries. We were interested to access information on what types of customer information they typically collected, stored and/or interpreted and how the organization’s databases were generally designed. Further, we needed to determine the frequencies of inaccuracies in the data collected, the liabilities/implications of incorrect data, the applied techniques (systems) to maintain data integrity and the maintenance systems and of the databases, which database formats were most successful, which procedures of data gathering were most reliable and subtly, which off-the-shelf programs were better for design of a customer database for the organizations. Results: Our preliminary analysis indicated these organizations routinely collected and stored customer information for various purposes. It was noticed that though most organizations collected data, it was mostly inaccurate, duplicate, inconsistent and non-standard. In this regard, it was extremely difficult to really harness or leverage on it. Due to this state of affairs, the organizations could not easily relate to the fact that the core data errors could be a pointer to lost revenue, lost opportunities or money wasted pursuing false assumptions or inaccurate accounts. Conclusions: The type of database design used by the private sector industries in Kenya is largely dependent on the “Off-the-Shelf” programs. The design of a customer database for an organization was largely related to the type of “off-the-Shelf” with a correlation coefficient of 0.738. Most organizations collected and stored data that can be described to be personal information from the customers and this information was predominantly used for the purposes of business growth, that is, sales at 73.91% and marketing at 56.62% though not strategically.
- ItemTowards the adoption of bring_your_own_device concept in an organizationOmwenga, Vincent O; Mwenemeru, Henry K.Bring_Your_Own_Device (BYOD) concept has gained momentum at the workplace in many organization but its adoption approaches are varied. An unstructured technology adoption of BYOD concepts might be catastrophic for an organization in terms of security breach, compromise in privacy, infrastructural control, among other challenges. This study aims at developing a model to guide in the adoption of BOYD concept in the telephony industry. Exploratory and adopted survey research design were used so as order to gain advantage from its intrinsic ability in describing the characteristics of a large population. The target population in the study was mobile telephony industry players with a sample consisting of four (4) members of management staff and two hundred and eight (208) other staff members. Based on the key findings, the study proposes Hybrid BYOD Model which integrates the aspect of specific Functionality model and Integrated Model of BOYD to answer to the key concerns on the adoption of BYOD concept by an organization in Kenya.
- ItemUser interface design standardization matrix for mobile applications(Strathmore University, 2014-07) Muiruri, Chege Mark Brian; Omwenga, Vincent O; Orero, Joseph Onderi; Kiraka, RuthMobile applications are becoming increasingly popular in the modern setting due to mass adoption of mobile devices and associated technology. However, mobile applications development has been faced by many challenges specifically in user interface design. Recent studies have shown that user interfaces for mobile applications are neglected and rarely meet user needs and expectations. This is largely due to a combination of factors such lack of user participation, programming errors and crossplatform consistency. This paper adopts an exploratory research design in its attempt to provide a solution to the aforementioned problem which is attributed to lack of standardization in user interface design for mobile applications. In an attempt to address this problem, this paper analyzed the features and examined the principles of user interface design for mobile-applications. This-paper proposes a user interface design-standardization matrix as the solutions which should guide designers of user interfaces for mobile applications. The implementation of the standardization matrix is done at the design stage of the user interface and after the interface has been designed. This enables designers to compare the expected design and the actual user interface design. Adoption of this matrix by designers will lead to better quality and superior user interface designs which will in turn improve the usability of mobile applications and user experience. Therefore, the basis of this research is user interface design for mobile applications which is modeled around user interface design features and principles as the key components.