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Show simple item record Lumbasi, Jeremiah N. en_US 2014-02-07T14:08:03Z 2014-02-07T14:08:03Z 2007 en_US
dc.description A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Science Information Technology en_US
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dc.description.abstract Information and Communications Technology is improving at a very high pace. Software applications can be delivered in various forms, the internet growth has made it possible to have software delivered over the internet. One of the most interesting models created by the web is called Application Service Provider (ASP) model. ASP model offers completely a new way of selling and distributing software and software services en_US
dc.description.abstract ASP services are expected to become an important alternative for smaller companies with low budgets for information technology. The study looked at a possibility of sharing software applications by SMEs in Namibia, it also entailed the work of analyzing whether sharing of applications is a prudent way of lowering software acquisition and maintenance costs en_US
dc.description.abstract The study also consisted of two questionnaires to a randomly selected group of SMEs and ICT companies. The questionnaires looked at the ICT usage and outsourcing patterns among SMEs. The data results were used in analysis en_US
dc.description.abstract A prototype web based application system was developed and implemented this allowed the researcher to gain an experience in the utilization of the ASP technology. The prototype application was implemented in Oracle 10g express edition for the database and oracle application express for the web based user interface. The Specific case was for accommodation management in hotels; however the general concept can be applied to any other line of business en_US
dc.format.extent xi, 100 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
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dc.subject Smaal business en_US
dc.subject Technological innovations en_US
dc.subject Open source software en_US
dc.title Sharing open source software application services, challenges and opportunities for the Namibia SME sector en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.identifier.isis F004-199299999999999 en_US Windhoek en_US Namibia en_US University of Namibia en_US Master of Science Information Technology en_US
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