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Framework for integrating fragmented information systems: Case of livestock information systems

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dc.contributor.author Ramadhani, Abswaidi
dc.contributor.author Sam, Anael E.
dc.contributor.author Kalegele, Khamisi
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-23T06:39:39Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-23T06:39:39Z
dc.date.issued 2017-07
dc.identifier.issn 2141-6494
dc.identifier.uri DOI: 10.5897/IJCER2017.0273
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.nm-aist.ac.tz/handle/123456789/164
dc.description Research Article published by International Journal of Computer Engineering Research Vol. 7(1), July 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract Information System (IS) is used for information communication. But the problem with the existing Agro- ISs is that they are not integrated. To integrate it, we need to have an integration framework. Generally, much has been done on the designing framework for IS integration. However, there are credible things which can be added to improve these frameworks. A framework can be designed in such a way that it guides users on technologies to be used, skills needed for the task, goals, outcome and output of integration. This is what this study focused to contribute. To design the framework, guiding factors were established. These factors were the one which surround farmers and in one way or another hinder or support accessibility of information from integrated ISs. The factors were discussed and presented in the mapping matrix. Under each factor, viability of technology on the ground was established and compared against the available technology. From the mapping matrix, scenarios on possible applications were established. Guides on Technologies, skills, goals, output and outcome of integration were established to form a framework for integrating applications and ISs. Then the framework was demonstrated empirically and compared with the existing frameworks. Results show that the proposed framework is more comprehensive in terms of guides it provides, than the existing frameworks. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Computer Engineering Research en_US
dc.subject Information System (IS) en_US
dc.subject Fragmented IS en_US
dc.subject Applications en_US
dc.title Framework for integrating fragmented information systems: Case of livestock information systems en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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