Electronic commerce is radically changing the competitive landscape. Increasingly, firms need to have stronger ties with customers and suppliers. In this business scenario, it is important for firms to have information systems (IS) that encourage the unhindered flow of information. The paradigm that addresses this need of firms is popularly known as… (More)
BACKGROUND Human papillomavirus (HPV), the causal agent of cervical cancer, appears to be involved in the etiology of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx. To investigate these associations, we conducted a multicenter case-control study of cancer of the oral cavity and oropharynx in nine countries. METHODS We recruited 1670 case patients (1415 with… (More)
This study empirically tests the applicability of the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) to application development outsourcing decision making. Advances to TAM posit that perceived usefulness and ease of use mediate the effects of other variables on users' attitudes towards a technology. The model tested in this study suggests that perceived usefulness and… (More)
BACKGROUND Cervical cancer is the most common cancer among Indian women. This cancer has well defined pre-cancerous stages and evolves over 10-15 years or more. This study was undertaken to identify differentially expressed genes between normal, dysplastic and invasive cervical cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 28 invasive cervical cancers, 4… (More)
The outsourcing industry has grown rapidly. Many organizations choose outsourcing as a way to address skills shortages. This study synthesizes factors from prior outsourcing research and the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). TAM suggested that perceived usefulness and ease of use mediate the effects of other variables on users' attitudes towards a… (More)
A comparison of systems analysis techniques, the Data Flow Diagram (DFD) and part of the Integrated Definition Method (IDEFo), is done using a new developmental framework.