Tag Archives: Information Technology (IT)

Information Technology Capability, Adoption, Logistics Service Quality and the Performance of Third Party Logistics Providers (Published)

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships between IT capability, IT adoption, logistics service quality and performance of third party logistics firms in Uganda. The study was prompted by the delays in customs clearance; bureaucratic systems and lengthy cargo forwarding processes largely of manual nature that are evident among the activities of the third party logistics providers in Uganda. This could be attributed to lack of IT capability, low IT adoption and poor logistics service quality. A cross sectional data was collected from a sample of 80 registered clearing and forwarding firms in Uganda selected from a population of 109 firms using a simple random sampling technique. Data was collected using a close ended questionnaire. The results indicate significant positive relationships between IT capability, IT adoption, logistics service quality and performance of third party logistics firms. Findings also revealed that IT adoption and logistics service quality are significant predictors of the performance of the third party logistics providers. However, IT capability was found not to be a significant predictor of performance of third party logistics providers. Findings further revealed that IT adoption was a better significant predictor of the performance of third party logistics providers than logistics service quality. The research recommends that clearing and forwarding firms in Uganda need to adopt IT quicker and increase logistics service quality in order to improve on the performances of their clearing and forwarding operations especially in the areas of documentation, cargo tracking, warehousing, and shipment operations.

Keywords: IT Adoption, IT Capability, Information Technology (IT), Logistics, Service Quality, Uganda

Integration of Mathematics and Informatics as a Base for Training in Information Technology (Published)

This paper develops a proposal for a joint Mathematics-Informatics course as a means of improving information technology skills. The structure of such a course should be based on common content line, thesaurus, organizational forms and education methods, and application and programming facilities between the two disciplines

Keywords: Education, Informatics, Information Technology (IT), Mathematics, Training

Information Literacy Skills and Information Utilization by Students In Two Nigerian Universities (Published)

Information Technology (IT) has changed the business world many times over. In the Information Age, the advent of computers and the Internet has increased that impact significantly. Many businesses particularly banking industry cannot even function without the use of computer technology. This impact is seen in nearly all areas of business, including human resources, where technology continues to have a significant impact on Human Resource (HR) practices. The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of IT on HR functions in Fidelity Bank and National Investment Bank (NIB). The Survey approach was adopted for this study, with staff from the HR department as the subjects. The purposive sampling technique was adopted and the SPSS as an analytical tool was used to create tables and correlation of some variables. It was found out that Online Social Network (OSN) among other IT tools is mostly used for recruitment by private banks whereas daily newspapers are used by the public banks. Moreover, the study revealed that HR functions in scope and responsibilities have increased in the last three years in both private and public banks. Furthermore, it was revealed no relationship between the e-recruiting and employee performance. It is recommended that banks endeavour to heighten intensive application of existing HRIS and employee appraisal to help with the implementation of IT in HR functions.

Keywords: E-Recruitment, Human resource, Information Technology (IT), Online Social Network (OSN), Recruitment

Leveraging Information Technology (It) In Recruitment and Selection Processes- A Comparative Study (Published)

Information Technology (IT) has changed the business world many times over. In the Information Age, the advent of computers and the Internet has increased that impact significantly. Many businesses particularly banking industry cannot even function without the use of computer technology. This impact is seen in nearly all areas of business, including human resources, where technology continues to have a significant impact on Human Resource (HR) practices. The purpose of the study was to investigate the role of IT on HR functions in Fidelity Bank and National Investment Bank (NIB). The Survey approach was adopted for this study, with staff from the HR department as the subjects. The purposive sampling technique was adopted and the SPSS as an analytical tool was used to create tables and correlation of some variables. It was found out that Online Social Network (OSN) among other IT tools is mostly used for recruitment by private banks whereas daily newspapers are used by the public banks. Moreover, the study revealed that HR functions in scope and responsibilities have increased in the last three years in both private and public banks. Furthermore, it was revealed no relationship between the e-recruiting and employee performance. It is recommended that banks endeavour to heighten intensive application of existing HRIS and employee appraisal to help with the implementation of IT in HR functions.

Keywords: E-Recruitment, Human resource, Information Technology (IT), Online Social Network (OSN), Recruitment