Title: Using organisational information processing maturity as a predictor of information technology adoption

Authors: James E. Yao, Zhongxian Wang, Ruben Xing, June Lu, Xiaohe Xu

Addresses: Department of Management and Information Systems, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, New Jersey 07043, USA. ' Department of Management and Information Systems, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, New Jersey 07043, USA. ' Department of Management and Information Systems, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, New Jersey 07043, USA. ' School of Business, University of Houston – Victoria, 3007 N Ben Wilson, Victoria, TX 77901, USA. ' Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Mississippi State University, PO Box C, MS State, MS 39762, USA

Abstract: Asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) is a switching and multiplexing mechanism operating over a fibre-based physical network. It can be used to provide virtual private network services to businesses. Today, ATM services represent a billion-dollar business around the world. The adoption of ATM technology will probably change the current networking systems, upgrade the quality of current networks and provide increased services. Despite the increasing deployment of ATM technology and the important role it plays in today|s information technology infrastructure, little research has been found to its study with respect to social sciences. The present study examined information processing maturity and its relationship with the adoption of ATM technology in organisations. Research results provided strong evidence that there is a statistically significant relationship between organisational information processing maturity and ATM adoption in organisations.

Keywords: ATM adoption; asynchronous transfer mode; IT adoption; information technology; information processing maturity; information systems; social sciences.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIDS.2008.022296

International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences, 2008 Vol.1 No.2, pp.221 - 233

Published online: 27 Dec 2008 *

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