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Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems

JSAIS

This is the knol collection for the Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems, which is a publication of the Southern Association for Information Systems.

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JSAIS Paper 2010-01

Note: This article is a submission to the Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems. It remains the property of the authors (listed below). Please do not copy or cite without permission of the authors. An earlier version of this paper was presented at the 2009 Southern Association for Information Systems Conference.

Myths and Facts about IT/IS Careers

Many misconceptions exist about careers in information technology and information systems. This knol is an attempt to correct these. Individuals are invited to contribute. Note that throughout the knol, we use IT to refer broadly to careers in information technology and information systems. Also, references are available at the end of the document for those who would like to learn more.

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS.

The Arrival of Post-PC Computing

Adoption of Post-PC Computing

The proliferation of innovative information and communication tools is entering a new phase in the evolution of computing, which we call “Post-PC Computing” (PPC) . PPC is characterized by cross-device interoperability, Internet access to data and applications and reduced vendor lock-in. Before any the benefits of any technological change can be realized, individuals and organizations must evaluate and make a decision to adopt or reject the new technologies. In this paper, we describe PPC and discuss some potential considerations as drivers and barriers to adoption . We have two goals, 1) introduce the concept of PPC and briefly discuss its emergence, and 2) provide a high-level view of some factors that may drive or hinder PPC adoption.

JSAIS Review Process

Review process for the Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems

This document describes the review process for the Journal of the Southern Association for Information Systems, the official journal of the SAIS.

Craig Van Slyke

Craig Van Slyke is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, chair of the Decision Science/Information Technology Management department, and Associate Dean for Academic Programs at Saint Louis University. He holds a Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of South Florida. His current research interests focus on issues related to the adoption of information […]

Conceptual database design

Entity relationship modeling

This is an overview of conceptual database design using entity relationship modeling. It’s focused on “how-to” rather than theory. THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS. FIGURES STILL NEED TO BE CONVERTED AND RENUMBERED