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

Media Appropriateness: Effects of Experience on Communication Media Choice

Media Appropriateness: Effects of Experience on Communication Media Choice

Media appropriateness: Effects of experience on communication media choice

A wide range of emerging information technologies, such as groupware, electronic mail (email), and electronic meeting systems (EMS), has expanded organizational and managerial decision making and communication choices (Orlikowski, Yates, Okamura, & Fujimoto, 1995). Although the claimed benefits of these new technologies can be tremendous, many managers are more perplexed than overjoyed with the myriad of technology choices they are facing. Frequently, organizations have no choice but to simultaneously adopt similar emerging technologies, such as email, voice mail (Vmail), and fax, merely to stay competitive. The decision about when and which emerging technologies to adopt can be crucial. However, far more essential are the management practices that change ...

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