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- ItemExploring data value assessment: a survey method and investigation of the perceived relative importance of data value dimensions(SciTePress, 2019-05) Brennan, Rob; Attard, Judie; Petkov, Plamen; Nagle, Tadhg; Helfert, Markus; Filipe, Joaquim; Smialek, Michal; Brodsky, Alexander; Hammoudi, Slimane; Science Foundation Ireland; European Regional Development Fund; Horizon 2020This paper describes the development and execution of a data value assessment survey of data professionals and academics. Its purpose was to explore more effective data value assessment techniques and to better understand the perceived relative importance of data value dimensions for data practitioners. This is important because despite the current deep interest in data value, there is a lack of data value assessment techniques and no clear understanding of how individual data value dimensions contribute to a holistic model of data value. A total of 34 datasets were assessed in a field study of 20 organisations in a range of sectors from finance to aviation. It was found that in 17 out of 20 of the organisations contacted that no data value assessment had previously taken place. All the datasets evaluated were considered valuable organisational assets and the operational impact of data was identified as the most important data value dimension. These results can inform the communityâ s search for data value models and assessment techniques. It also assists further development of capability maturity models for data value assessment and monitoring. This is to our knowledge the first publication of the underlying data for a multi-organization data value assessment and as such it represents a new stage in the evolution of evidence-based data valuation.
- ItemCash or non-cash: that is the question - the story of e-payment for social welfare in Ireland part 2(2012-05) Csáki, Csaba; O'Brien, Leona; Giller, Kieran; Tan, Kay-Ti; McCarthy, James B.; Adam, Frédéric; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Ghoneim, Ahmad; Kamal, MuhammadE-Government in its various forms and extensions, notably T-Government, is often presented as the panacea for resolving such complex social problems as social exclusion, lack of governance transparency, poor value for money and other ailments of modern societies. Yet, E-Government has not been adopted up to predicted levels. Many case studies investigating success factors, maturity models, and the application of acceptance models have been presented over the last 15 years, but a deep understanding of the potential impact and consequences of E-Government is still lacking. This is especially true for those initiatives that involve socio-economic and cultural contexts, which makes their evaluation and the prediction of their impact difficult. This paper reports on an on-going E-Government initiative in Ireland aimed at implementing E-payments for G2C, notably in the social welfare area. Three sets of personal surveys have been carried out to understand the perceived impact of governmental plans of moving from an almost fully cash-based payment system to a fully electronic based solution. Early results indicate that perceived pre-requisites for the planned change may be misleading. The impact on recipients’ lives cannot solely be measured in terms of economic gains: the consequences of such implementation may well reach further than expected.
- ItemConflicting expectations in transforming government service processes: the story of e-payment for social welfare in Ireland(Brunel University, London, 2011-03) O'Brien, Leona; Giller, Kieran; Tan, Kay-Ti; McCarthy, James B.; Csáki, Csaba; Adam, Frédéric; Ghoneim, Ahmad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Kamal, Muhammad; Enterprise Ireland; Briconi Holdings LtdDespite its clear potential and attractiveness as a solution to a broad range of societal problems, E-Government has not been adopted to levels predicted in early 2000 literature. Whilst case studies of punctual development of E-Government initiatives abound, few countries have progressed to high levels of maturity in the systematic use of ICT in the relationship between government and citizens. At the same time, the current period brings challenges in terms of access to public services and costs of delivering these services which make the large scale use of ICT by governments more attractive than ever, if not even a necessity. This paper presents a detailed case study of a specific E-Government initiative in Ireland in the area of E-payments for G2C, in the social welfare area. Locating the current initiative in its historical context, it analyses the varied motivations and conflicting requirements of the numerous stakeholders and discusses the constraints that bear on the potential scenarios that could be followed at this point in time.