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2001 National Research and Development Conference

2001 National Research and Development Conference

 

Hardware, Software and Peopleware: Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Computer Scientists and Information Technologists, University of South Africa, Pretoria, 25-28 September 2001, edited by K. Renaud, P. Kotzé and A. Barnard (ISBN 1-86888-195-4).

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  • Wong, B; Marsden, G (2001)
    With the continuing growth of the Internet, an increasing number of organisations are incorporating the Web into their business activities. The appeal of a site to users in terms of both attractiveness and usability ...
  • Van Zyl, J; Walker, AJ (2001)
    The notion of patterns has been used in many different disciplines, and the software industry is no exception. There are many books written, academic research done and practical examples available of where patterns have ...
  • Van der Poll, JA; Kotze, P (2001)
    A formal specification of a multi-level marketing (MLM} business is presented. Specifying a MLM business boils down to specifying properties of and operations on mathematical forests and trees. The usefulness of the ...
  • Thomas, TA; Brown, S (2001)
    Group activities are important for students in order to develop the skills they will need for working with other people when they get into industry. The Internet offers an exciting environment for students to practise these ...
  • Stander, A; Van Zee, P; Wang, Y-J (2001)
    Automatic teller machines (ATM) are an intermediate stage in the progression of banking technology. This intermediate stage is expected to remain until user perceptions of electronic banking have improved. ATM transaction ...
  • Von Solms, E; Eloff, JHP (2001)
    Information is a very valuable resource and must be protected against harmful attacks from inside as well as outside the organization. As a resource, information is the lifeline of many organizations and is therefore vital ...
  • Smith, DC; Becker, M; Burns-Howell, J; Kyriakides, J (2001)
    The use of teams within organisations is becoming more prevalent as teams have been identified as an efficient work unit of human capital. This research identified 17 team effectiveness characteristics and, using a sample ...
  • De Ridder, C; Pretorius, L; Barnard, A (2001)
    With the advent of the lnformation Age and global connectivity, the ethical use of Information and Communication Technologies (/CI) has become essential. As the drive towards the establishment of a so-called IT profession ...
  • Renaud, K; Smith, E (2001)
    This paper presents a novel approach to a familiar problem - that of helping users to choose better passwords, and to remember them. User identification and authentication is an essential aspect of our technologically ...
  • Hazelhurst, S (2001)
    The use of IP filtering to improve system security is well established, and although limited in what it can achieve has proved to be efficient and effective. In the design of a security policy there is always a trade-off ...
  • Hart, ML; Davies, K; Barker-Goldie, E-J; Theron, A (2001)
    This research describes a study into the adoption of data mining (DM) techniques and tools in industry. They are seen by most companies interviewed as strategically important, with key applications varying per sector, but ...
  • Harmse, R; Thomas, T (2001)
    The arrival of outcomes-based education (OBE) in South African means that we have to change the way in which we assess our learners. Coupled with this change comes a move to larger classes where individual assessment has ...
  • Handzic, M; Van Toorn, C; Parkin, P (2001)
    The aim of the case study reported in this paper was to provide a cultural audit of a university school as a typical knowledge-based organisation. The subjects were 24 academic staff members who participated in the study ...
  • Van Greunen, D; Wesson, J (2001)
    The goal of this paper is to discuss the role of usability testing in software development in South Africa. Throughout the software industry software engineers develop user interfaces (Ul) with little or no support from ...
  • Franken, J; Stander, A; Booley, Z; Isaacs, Z; Rose, R (2001)
    Designers of mobile systems continue to focus on transferring the typical workstation environment as prevalent on the desktop PC to mobile devices. The lack of specific focus on the requirements of the wireless platforms ...
  • Dixie, CH; Wesson, JL (2001)
    Research is underway at the University of Port Elizabeth (UPE) to establish a framework for introductory IT courses to match the needs of future graduates of diverse programmes from the Faculties of Arts, Building Sciences, ...
  • Cohen, JF (2001)
    The validity of managerial activities such as strategic planning have come under increasing scrutiny in recent years. In particular, the validity of information systems strategic planning (ISSP) within South African ...
  • Cloete, E; Miller, MG (2001)
    In this paper we consider the consequences of e-learning design and implementation on the working processes and on the roles to be fulfilled in the usually cyclic process of course development and exploitation. We analyse ...
  • Casanueva, J; Blake, E (2001)
    Presence in Collaborative Virtual Environments (CVEs) can be divided into personal presence and co-presence. Personal presence is having a feeling of "being there" in the CVE oneself. Co-presence is having a feeling that ...
  • Burford, DJ; Blake, EH (2001)
    Facial expressions form an important part of human to human communication. In order to exploit the fall potential of computer networks and the Internet for communication and interaction, provision should be made for conveying ...

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