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  • Implementing Mobile Government in Jordan: Strategies for success   Order a copy of this article
    by Sultan Al-masaeed, Steve Love 
    Abstract: Mobile government (M-government) is a delivery channel for governments to provide timely information and services ubiquitously to residents, businesses and other government departments. Jordan was quick to appreciate the potential benefits of M-government and launched an E-Government Mobile Portal in 2011. A two-phased mixed methods study was conducted through the use of focus groups and survey research. The outcome of this study is a potential roadmap for the Jordanian Government and other governments that have similar characteristics to implement M-government successfully and gain users acceptance. Limitations and recommendations for research and practice are also presented and discussed in this paper.
    Keywords: Mobile government; M-government roadmap; M-government framework; M-government acceptance; user-centred M-government.
     
  • Simple Low Cost Online Monitoring System for Municipal Waste Collection Authority of Under Developing Countries   Order a copy of this article
    by Mahbubul Alam 
    Abstract: The municipal authority faces huge challenges to manage MSW. Increasing population, low budget and conventional approach make this problem more acute. Normally trucks collect the MSW and transfer those in pre-specified locations, but all the jobs are not monitored and managed effectively. It is very important to monitor the trucks and record the information related to the collecting time and area and response quickly to city dwellers request for better service. But the authority doesnt have enough budgets to implement costly system to accelerate quality services. A low cost system prototype has been developed which is tested in practical field. RFID, SMS and Web (RSW) are embedded to develop this robust system. RFID receives data from tag without any physical touch, SMS provide low cost communication and Web provides ubiquity. For automation and portability PIC micro-controller has been used. The prototype has shown satisfactory performance in laboratory as well as in practical field. The municipal authority of under developing countries will get almost same advantages like the advantages are gaining by the authorities of developed countries. At the end of this paper a comparative cost analysis and insight facilities are analyzed in details.
    Keywords: e-Monitoring, RFID, SMS, Micro-controller, GPRS, GSM, WEB.
     
  • Gaps Close, Gaps Open: A Repeated Cross-Sectional Study of the Scope and Determinants of the Ethnic Digital Divide   Order a copy of this article
    by Sabina Lissitsa, Azi Lev-On 
    Abstract: The paper is a part of a repeated cross-sectional study examining how groups in multi-ethnic states adopt and use information and communication technologies, with focus on the magnitude and the determinants of the digital divide between Jews and Arabs in Israel as a case study. The study examines socio-economic and socio-demographic factors correlated to Internet usage in general and usage of social media in particular, based on data collected between 2008 and 2010 by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics Annual Social Survey. The data was collected by means of face-to-face interviews conducted annually among 7500 interviewees aged 20 and up years old. The study demonstrates the multi-dimensionality of the digital divide phenomena and shows how the digital divide does not diminish, yet, rather, transforms over time: As access differences between Jews and Arabs gradually diminish, a second-level digital divide of social media usage actually widens.
    Keywords: digital divide; Internet access; social media; reasons for not using the Internet; repeated cross-sectional study