On Evolutionary Upgrade

On my last post, I described what was happened to my old PC and my upgrade effort. I have a beautiful LG L1753S LCD monitor, a superb PC, and crappy two sets of speakers. I have an old 4.1  Altec Lansing AVS500 speaker set which I bought right after I get married in 2001. The speaker is in bad shape after almost 9 years. There was a loud humming sound emanated from the sub woofer and most of the cable has been chewed by mice. My friend, who is a dealer for Altec Continue reading On Evolutionary Upgrade

Changing OS

It has been less than a month after I upgraded my Javelin to OS 5.0.0681 from Hutchinson Asia. It was not good. Battery life was short, less than 12 hours or so. It mad me have to recharge my device every 12 hours or so. It was huge inconvenient for me, especially during my trips to Bandung and Jakarta. Memory leaks was also severe, I was down to less than 80 MB in 3 days. Previous OS installations would hold memory above 90 MB after more than a week.

I decided to remove the OS and replace with the same version from Indosat. So far, it has been better. The time between charging is more than 24 hours. Memory leaks is not as severe as Hutchinson version. It is still around 100 MB after two days. All and all Indosat’s version is much better than Hutchinson Asia’s (IMHO).

New Publications

Sarosa, S. (2010) “Failure in Accounting Information Systems Development and Adoption within Indonesian SMEs through Actor Network Theory Lens” in the Proceedings of The 2nd Parahyangan International Accounting & Business Conference, 17-18 June 2010

Sarosa, S. (2010) “Process–based Model View of Computerised Accounting Information Systems Development and Adoption within Indonesian Small and Medium Enterprises” in the Proceedings for The 2nd Parahyangan International Accounting & Business Conference, 17-18 June 2010

Managing Software Development Project

Software development is a large and complex work. With the increasing of computer systems complexity and increasing of user demand for more powerful software, software engineering project becomes more and more challenging to manage. Good quality software will give benefits to the user’s organization. The result of good quality Continue reading Managing Software Development Project

SMEs and IT in Indonesia

SMEs contribute to the national economy by providing work and contributing significantly to Gross Domestic Products (GDP) and Gross National Product (GNP) (DeLone 1988; Diermen 1997; Foong 1999; Guinea, Kelley & Hunter 2005; Gutter & Saleem 2005; Hill 1995; Kuan & Chau 2001; SMIDEC 1998a; Tambunan 2005; Utomo & Dodgson 2001; Continue reading SMEs and IT in Indonesia

Qualitative and Quantitative Research

In recent years the debate on qualitative versus quantitative research has been well documented (e.g. Crotty 1998; Leedy & Ormrod 2005; Miles & Huberman 1994). Much of this debate does not take into account the underlying epistemology, ontology, and theoretical perspectives from each side (Crotty 1998; Miles & Huberman 1994). As a Continue reading Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)

TAM was formulated by Fred D. Davis to provide a valid measurement scale for assessing user acceptance of computers (Davis 1989, 1993). TAM is focused more on technology, and is claimed to be different from previous measurements as it provides a valid measurement scale to predict user acceptance of IT. These measurements were Continue reading Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)

Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB)

TRA was formulated in 1967 in an attempt to provide consistency in studies of the relationship between behaviour and attitudes (Fishbein & Ajzen 1975; Werner 2004). TPB (Ajzen 1991) is considered as an extension of TRA (Werner 2004). The main assumption of TRA and TPB is that individuals are rational in considering their actions and the Continue reading Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB)

Innovation Diffusion and Innovation Decision Process Model

Innovation diffusion uses an approach in which the decision to adopt new technology is mainly based on perceptions of the technology within the decision-making unit (Rogers 1995; Tatnall & Burgess 2004). IDPM was based on communication theory, where the innovation was communicated to the audience (potential adopters). IDPM could be Continue reading Innovation Diffusion and Innovation Decision Process Model