Mahsa Pishdar, Fatemeh Ghasemzadeh, Jurgita Antucheviciene, Jonas Saparauskas
Internet of Things (IOT) technology which turns out as a buzzword in the ICT contains elements such as biometrics, sensors and controlling data of the real world into the information technology platform (Mital et al., 2017). Research institutes predict its economic potential to be enormous and applicable in different industries such as healthcare, energy management, industrial automation, environmental management, trafﬁc management, logistic and supply chain management (Kim & Kim, 2016).
More than 20 years after the idea of business process-driven management was born there still exist essential insufﬁciencies in the understanding of how business processes should be modeled in order to respect this idea. These insufﬁciencies are manifesting themselves even in the existing modeling standards. As the modeling of business process is a necessary ﬁrst step in the process of implementing the process-driven management idea, this situation seems to be a main barrier of the needed putting this idea into the real life.
The emergence of ICT technologies in the modern era has facilitated and ameliorated the execution of critical business processes. Agriculture is a domain where automation is present in various forms, important and enables farmers increase productivity and improve environmental policies. However, the “industries are faced with numerous types of natural and man-made threats and disruptions” (Maboudian & Rezaie, 2017). As a consequence, effective policies against such threats should be developed.
Hana Mohelská, Marcela Sokolová
Transparency in the public sector is still a topical issue in contemporary society. The concept of transparency has been one of the most discussed topics within good governance over the last 20 years, and therefore it at-tracts interest for academic study. The consequences of transparency and also the circumstances that trigger transparency, are studied intensively. The attention given to the concept of transparency appears to have in-creased, mainly due to the spread of the Internet; hence, this paper particularly focuses on transparency enabled by the Internet (Sičáková-Beblavá, Kollárik, & Sloboda, 2016).
Alireza Khorakian, Mostafa Jahangir
Innovation is widely considered as an important factor for competitiveness and has been a focus of research for decades (Szabo, Soltés, & Herman, 2013). Innovation is very important for organizations and companies, because it helps them to gain a constant competitive advantage in today’s uncertain environment; and they can dominate their rivals (Teigland, Di Gangi, Flåten, Giovacchini, & Pastorino, 2014). Organization have to innovate in order to survive (Bowers & Khorakian, 2014). Because of rapid changes and intense competition in IT industry, IT companies need more innovation to grow and survive. Those companies who cannot present innovative products and services to the market constantly will definitely lose (Constantinides, 2013). One can refer to such kinds of companies as AOL, WebTV, Napser, Alta Vista, Nokia, Fairchild and Palm Computing (Bouman, 2010).