Welcome to this issue of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education, New Zealand (CITRENZ) Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT), an amalgamation of two publications from the National Advisory Committee of Computing Qualifications (NACCQ): JACIT and the Bulletin (BACIT).
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Dr. Michael Verhaart
Welcome to the 2014 edition of JACIT. In 2010 the Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (JACIT) and Bulletin (BACIT) publications merged, and a progressive publishing model was adopted, where papers are published as soon as they are ready, rather than releasing a completed edition, so it is possible for a paper to reach publishing status within a few months of submission. In keeping with the progressive model some portions of the edition will need to be updated to reflect additional papers as they are added. This editorial will be updated to reflect the changes, as will the list of reviewers. The in progress edition will be closed at the end of each year.
Alison Clear and Tony Clear
This volume represents a collaboration between CITRENZ and IITP, to produce an edited set of the proceedings for the academic papers from the IITP 2013 Conference. The conference, held in Tauranga on 23-25 October, saw academic and industry practitioners from the professional institute coming together to share insights and experiences. This special edition is a joint publication of the Journal of Applied Computing and Information Technology (produced by CITRENZ) and the New Zealand Journal of Computing, (produced by the former New Zealand Computer Society and now Institute of Information Technology Professionals). Each of the papers in this special edition has undergone a process of double blind review, by at least two reviewers, and subsequent revision prior to publication.
Kevin King and Janet Toland
The idea of the paperless office was foreseen almost forty years ago, but even with the growing ubiquity of PC technologies the paperless office has not yet become a reality. However new tablet devices, such as the Apple iPad offer the potential to make this prediction come true. This is particularly relevant for higher education establishments who are traditionally heavy users of paper, which forms a large part of their carbon footprint.
A pilot programme of local food market mobile services, LOKeT (Local e-market), was designed to support an alternative bottom-up approach for strengthening sustainable agricultural practices and local food production in Slovenia.
In the corporate use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), deployment of enterprise systems (ESs) technology in particular, has been the most vital development towards improving an organization's effectiveness. ESs make up the value chain of an enterprise allowing the organization to become significantly flexible and efficient.
Holger Spill and David Mason
This research interviewed eight innovative New Zealand software companies to find out how they manage new product development.
MOOCs - massive open online courses - have emerged as the dominant topic in online education in New Zealand and elsewhere. MOOCs have been variously described as a tsunami, a paradigm shift and a disruptive force to both place-based and online tertiary education.
Mehdi Asgarkhani and Malcolm Wieck
This paper elaborates on the role of digital and web technologies in learning. It discusses that technology alone cannot deliver successful learning outcomes. In rolling out technology-enabled learning solutions a range of other factors must be taken into consideration.