The chapters in this volume explore cutting-edge research being conducted on emerging information technologies. All of the technologies are well known; this book's unique contribution is its explanation of the application and relevance for managers, consultants, and decision makers. The ultimate purpose of Emerging Information Technologies is to enable its readers - managers, consultants, scholars, and researchers - to build bridges from technological emergence to the technological sublime. In-depth topics include * Recommendation Systems * Hypermedia/Hypertext * Data Warehousing * Artificial Intelligence (AI) * Group Support Systems (GSS) * Executive Information Systems (EIS) * Virtual Teams * Information Delivery Systems (IDS) * E-Commerce * Client Server Systems * Knowledge Work Productivity

Client/Server System Success: Exploring the Human Side

Client/Server System Success: Exploring the Human Side

Client/server system success: Exploring the human side

As an emerging technology, the results from client/server systems (CSS) implementation look quite mixed. On one hand, an increasing number of companies are making substantial investments in the technology, and some organizations are claiming good results. About 90% of the CIOs in one survey said that expenditures on client/server projects would increase “significantly” or “somewhat.” Even companies with revenues of less than $100 million foresaw sizable increases in expenditures. The survey revealed that client/server architectures had risen from 27% of all newly developed applications in 1993 to 43% in 1994 (Plewa & Pliskin, 1995). However, the extent to which specific organizations have converted legacy systems to CSS or developed new systems using ...

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