New Information Communication Technologies in the Digital Era

A special issue of Information (ISSN 2078-2489). This special issue belongs to the section "Information and Communications Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 5441

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School of Business, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham GL50 2RH, UK
Interests: IT project management; data analysis; digital technologies; process modelling; IT strategy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to submit contributions to this Special Issue of Information, which examines multiple aspects of the deployment of new technologies in the digital era, particularly in the context of business operations. The digital era has witnessed the increased development and deployment of what may be termed the “new ICTs” – including artificial intelligence, analytics, internet of things, digital twin, blockchain, and mobile computing. A growing number of research studies are focusing on the implementation of these technologies, encompassing not just technology issues but also process improvement aspects and the implications for people skilling and the development of new competencies. This Special Issue welcomes additions to this body of literature, including but not limited to:

  • studies that identify and examine the key issues involved in the successful deployment of these technologies in industry;
  • studies on integration issues and the consequences for corporate data and information reporting;
  • studies that examine the implications of Internet of Things and data analytics initiatives, including discussion of cloud and edge computing combinations and trade-offs;
  • studies that investigate recent case examples of technology implementation and provide guidance for practitioners and professionals.

The role of application programme interfaces (APIs) and other technologies in resolving connectivity issues is also a relevant research topic. Studies that examine the implications of these developments for ongoing IT strategy are also welcome, as are perspectives that link current practice to relevant theory.

Dr. Martin Wynn
Dr. Jose Irizar
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ICT
  • digital technology deployment
  • digitalisation
  • integration
  • connectivity
  • process change
  • information management
  • IT architecture

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Sports Analytics: Data Mining to Uncover NBA Player Position, Age, and Injury Impact on Performance and Economics
by Vangelis Sarlis and Christos Tjortjis
Information 2024, 15(4), 242; https://doi.org/10.3390/info15040242 - 21 Apr 2024
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In the intersecting fields of data mining (DM) and sports analytics, the impact of socioeconomic, demographic, and injury-related factors on sports performance and economics has been extensively explored. A novel methodology is proposed and evaluated in this study, aiming to identify essential attributes [...] Read more.
In the intersecting fields of data mining (DM) and sports analytics, the impact of socioeconomic, demographic, and injury-related factors on sports performance and economics has been extensively explored. A novel methodology is proposed and evaluated in this study, aiming to identify essential attributes and metrics that influence the salaries and performance of NBA players. Feature selection techniques are utilized for estimating the financial impacts of injuries, while clustering algorithms are applied to analyse the relationship between player age, position, and advanced performance metrics. Through the application of PCA-driven pattern recognition and exploratory-based categorization, a detailed examination of the effects on earnings and performance is conducted. Findings indicate that peak performance is typically achieved between the ages of 27 and 29, whereas the highest salaries are received between the ages of 29 and 34. Additionally, musculoskeletal injuries are identified as the source of half of the financial costs related to health problems in the NBA. The association between demographics and financial analytics, particularly focusing on the position and age of NBA players, is also investigated, offering new insights into the economic implications of player attributes and health. Full article
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Corporate Responsibility in the Digital Era
by Martin Wynn and Peter Jones
Information 2023, 14(6), 324; https://doi.org/10.3390/info14060324 - 8 Jun 2023
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As the digital era advances, many industries continue to expand their use of digital technologies to support company operations, notably at the customer interface, bringing new commercial opportunities and increased efficiencies. However, there are new sets of responsibilities associated with the deployment of [...] Read more.
As the digital era advances, many industries continue to expand their use of digital technologies to support company operations, notably at the customer interface, bringing new commercial opportunities and increased efficiencies. However, there are new sets of responsibilities associated with the deployment of these technologies, encompassed within the emerging concept of corporate digital responsibility (CDR), which to date has received little attention in the academic literature. This exploratory paper thus looks to make a small contribution to addressing this gap in the literature. The paper adopts a qualitative, inductive research method, employing an initial scoping literature review followed by two case studies. Based on the research findings, a simple model of CDR parameters is put forward. The article includes a discussion of a number of emergent issues—fair and equitable access, personal and social well-being, environmental implications, and cross-supply chain complexities—and a conclusion that summarises the main findings and suggests possible directions for future research. Full article
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