The concept of information asset emanates from information resource management which was to control and design all the prerequisites needed for information production. It considered being an expressible chunk of information that organizations reconsider as valuable. In any modern universities like UTM, e-learning is an important technology that can improve the quality of teaching and learning. Information is constantly processed and combined to form new information assets that are critical to any business processes. The critical information assets perceived by organization as the owner or stakeholders will suffer an adverse impact if the information assets are lost, interrupted or destroyed. Therefore, it becomes necessary for the owners of the critical information assets to identify their critical information assets.This study aims at identifying the real information needs in student information system by identifying the critical information assets and those who needs the information by putting together a good plan and auditing it regularly that can go a long way towards preventing a disaster.
Critical Management Perspectives on Information Systems,
For the management of disasters, the use of Natural Language Processing (NLP) for the extraction of facts is in its early stages. Some of the systems are being developed but they are not addressing the specific problem of disaster management. Most of the available online disaster management systems do not employ the semantic technologies of automatically converting the data into information and are dependent on manual input. In this research work a new approach for implementation of disaster management system is proposed, implemented and evaluated. The developed system searches for the disaster related data from the unstructured world and extracts the disaster related information from that data. An ontology based crawler is responsible to search for the URLs containing the required data. This data is then passed for the Information extraction. So, the main focus of this work is on the development of system that can extract the disaster related information from text resources.
1.* This book presents a seminal study on natural disasters from managerial as well as politico-legal perspectives. The book proposes that hazards turn into disasters mainly due to governmental incapacities and inefficiencies not only to avert the disasters but also to enable the communities to cope with them without sustaining much loss to their lives and livelihood. It is a must for every environmentalist, public policy-maker, academician, NGO, and civil rights activist. 2.** In recent years disaster risks have been on the rise. However, these disaster risks can be significantly reduced through strategies and actions that seek to decrease vulnerability and exposure to hazards within wider efforts to address poverty and inequality. This publication is timely and well researched endeavour. I felicitate the author for undertaking this pioneering initiative and hope that variety of stakeholders would take full benefit of this publication and contribute to improve the systems and structures dealing with disasters in Pakistan. 1.* Shahab Usto, Lawyer & Academic 2.** Nasir Ali Panhwar, Executive Director, Centre for Environment & Development (CEAD)
This book was written by Magiswary Dorasamy, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murali Raman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saravanan Muthaiyah from Multimedia University of Malaysia and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maniam Kaliannan from The Nottingham University of Malaysia. It was produced as a result of our Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), a national grant awarded by Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) of Malaysia in year 2010. The project was funded to test a community-based disaster readiness model in Malaysia. The project was successfully completed in year 2011. This book presents a contemporary review of disaster management with a focus on current disaster management, disaster management in Malaysian context, role of information systems in the form of Knowledge Management Systems (KMS), disaster taxonomies, research imperatives and future work.
The media forges a direct link between the public and emergency organizations and plays a very important role in disseminating vital information to the public before, during and after disasters. The media assists in the management of disasters by educating the public about disasters; warning of hazards; gathering and transmitting information about affected areas; alerting government officials, relief organizations and the public to specific needs; and facilitating discussions about disaster preparedness and response for continuous improvement. To help the media fulfill these roles, direct working relationships between the media and disaster management organizations should be established and maintained. Experience shows that regular interactions with the media before a disaster strikes, aids the effective flow of information and lays the groundwork for effective working relationships in the aftermath of a disaster.
The information market is booming. During the past two decades, information technology has advanced at an overwhelming pace. Since the mid-1990s, information has replaced capital as the key differentiator in global competition. The result: executive headaches and a great deal of the mother of opportunity, confusion. This book on managing information systems well is vital to a corporation’s long-term competitive success. If companies are to continue to add value to customers by helping them make substantial, lasting improvements in performance, managing information is a critical tool. And almost every company has exploitable information assets, but few companies systematically explore the opportunities they create. And although there is no simple silver bullet approach to implement, the rewards can more than justify the effort. Thus this book is a must read for all those in the information systems management and others who want to broaden their understanding of MIS or use information systems for decision making and competitive advantage.
Effects of disasters all over the world are numerous and impact negatively on a country’s economy. To curb this problem, disaster management is very important for any organization, since they have valuable resources such as buildings, equipment (computers, photocopiers), furniture, books or records, rare materials, antiquities that needs to be protected against destruction and personnel from being injured or killed by disaster occurrence. Governments and organisations whether private or public incur a lot of resources in terms of (time, finances, equipment, buildings, recruiting qualified human resources) to help them improve their nations and/or organisations to make them compete well with others. This book therefore addresses issues on disaster cases in libraries and beyond. It delves in to finding ways of curbing disasters both natural, manmade and those of moribund type; the book suggest establishment of disaster management policy and department that is mandated to handle disaster cases in any established institutions where information is stored and used. The book is a must read for disaster policy makers, information managers and custodians of social memory.
My book solves two important puzzles in the ?nancial economics literature using career concerns approach. First, I analyze why fund managers invest in short-maturity assets when they could obtain larger pro?ts in assets with longer maturity. Chapter 1 provides an explanation to this fact based on labor contracts signed between institutional investors and fund managers. A numerical analysis characterizes situations in which young (old) managers prefer short-maturity (long-maturity) positions. Second, Istudy why traders invest under asymmetric information. In order to answer this question, Chapter 2 includes a model of delegated portfolio management. My model then strengths previous explanations to the trade puzzle, predicting an increasing trade activity as long as institutional investors with intense delegation play an increasing role in fi?nancial markets. Finally, I analyze the e¤ect of the career concerns on fi?nancial information disclosure. In the context of auditing relationship, the main result is that the earning management and the audit effort are decreasing over the time because the incentives to build a reputation also decline for both agents.
The Disaster management can be defined as the range of activities designed to maintain control over disaster and emergency situations. It is applicable to provide a framework for helping at-risk persons to avoid or recover from the impact of the disaster. Disaster management deals with situations that occur prior to, during, and after the disaster. This software provides of all the information about the various communities like Schools, Colleges, Govt. buildings, etc. It also maintains the records of all the team members who have various responsibilities that is supposed to be fulfilled at the time of emergency and finally, the information is stored in the server database for future query. The proposed system has been developed with the following features: availability, scalability, security and manageability. User-friendly Menu-driven System with GUI based application has great use at the time of disaster.
Today, global markets have highly competitive and unstable environment and being run under changing conditions. Under these circumstances, organizations need to use information technology for reaching information and using in decision making processes to create valuable outputs. Information Technology Management Enhancement Model (ITMEM) aims to assist decision making processes in information technology management by exploring strengths and weaknesses of a company in IT use. The model was developed upon a three-folded structure including (1) academic studies in technology management, (2) best practices which are developed for control over operations and processes and (3) standards about IT management. The conceptual framework of ITMEM is based on technology management process assessment model in literature. ITMEM was practiced on ten domestic and respectable companies in software & development and manufacturing industries. The study revealed the benefits and deficiencies of IT use in the companies. The reported findings were expected to be valuable assets to researchers studying on IT management and IT use in organizations.
This book is aimed at giving an idea about where we are standing regarding disaster risks in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. It started with the disaster management context at the national level and detailed out the development and urban management process of Dhaka City. Vulnerability issues for Dhaka considered flood and earthquake, though in the latter parts earthquake got more attention reasonably. An integrated approach for disaster risk management in Dhaka is yet to develop. The policy measures that have been taken so far in this regard lack proper enforcement. Laudable amount of quality research works have been conducted at the academic level considering the disaster risks that Dhaka holds. There have been some very good initiatives for capacity building in this field including academic programs, training and workshops. Different government and non-government organizations are working for awareness-raising among communities. But lack of coordination and reluctance of the policy makers towards incorporating newer measures in the policy and lack of law enforcement as well, leave Dhaka in a very critical position considering specially the earthquake threat.
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