James J. Cappel

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As information technology evolves, it continues to raise new ethical challenges. In recognition of this, the business and academic communities have focused increased attention on ethics. Professional codes of ethics have been enacted by the ACM, AITP, and other computing organizations to provide guidance to information systems (IS) professionals in(More)
As Table 1 shows, there is much more to competitive intelligence than just market research. The word assessment suggests an ongoing process using a variety of information streams and data gathering techniques including psychological profiling and new technology evaluation. This process helps decision makers better understand the development of their(More)
Many organizations have made substantial progress on solving the year 2000 computer problem while many others lag perilously behind. With the year 2000 deadline looming ever closer, this article examines several key issues including: the nature of the year 2000 problem itself, its potential to do harm, the progress that organizations have made to date on(More)
As the end of 1990s draws ever closer, organizations are “making the dash to the year 2000 finish line.” Unfortunately, this is no small task. Moreover, the year 2000 concerns of many organizations will not end on January 1, 2000. Systems failures will inevitably occur, and experts predict that the year 2000 (Y2K) problem will lead to numerous lawsuits(More)
While the importance of website usability is rather well established in the literature, until recently few website designers have looked to the footer as a way to promote usability. That notion appears to be changing as more websites seem to be moving from a traditional (perfunctory) footer to one that is designed to deliver real value to the user(More)
As Table 1 shows, there is much more to competitive intelligence than just market research. The word assessment suggests an ongoing process using a variety of information streams and data gathering techniques including psychological profiling and new technology evaluation. This process helps decision makers better understand the development of their(More)
It is an interesting irony that in a field fraught with details, attention to detail (ATD) gets little recognition in information systems literature and job ads. This paper examines how ATD is integral to success in the IT field. This study also considers how attention to detail has been addressed in other business-related disciplines to draw parallels to(More)
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