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David Kiplagat holds a Masters in Computer Science from University of Nairobi (2009) and a B.Sc.(Computer Science) from Egerton University (2003). He is currently pursuing a PhD in Strategic Information Systems at the University of Nairobi’s School of Business. He has over 12 Years’ experience in System Development and management. He is the technical specialist in the design and development of University of Nairobi’s Student management Information System and short message Service (SMS) for the University.

Publications


Forthcoming

Kiplagat, D.  Forthcoming.  STRATEGY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND ADOPTION OF E-PROCUREMENT IN KENYA PUBLIC SECTOR. (Dr. Wausi, Ed.)., Nairobi: University of Nairobi Abstract

There is strong consensus among researchers and practitioners regarding the strategic importance of developing efficient purchasing techniques to increase transparency and fairness, reduce corruption, ensure competitiveness and reduce costs. An increasing number of government authorities are adopting e-procurement solutions to reap the above stated benefits (Panayiotou et al., 2004). E-procurement is the process of purchasing goods and services electronically , and can be defined as “the use of integrated (commonly web-based) communication systems for the conduct of part or all of the purchasing process; a process that may incorporate stages from the initial need identification by users, through search, sourcing, negotiation, ordering, receipt, payment and post-purchase review” (Presutti,2003).

In this research proposal I propose to comprehensively study through explorative case study five successful cases of e-procurement in the public sector in Korea, Australia, Italy, Ireland, Philippine's and use their experiences, challenges and strategies employed to come up with a multi-disciplinary framework for the successful implementation and adoption of e-procurement in the public sector in Kenya. In this research critical successes factors (CSFs) and diffusion of innovation theory will be used in the study. Explorative case study and qualitative research design methodology will be used in this research study although aspects on the attitude of the intended users will be analyzed quantitatively.

2008

Kiplagat, D.  2008.  DATA CAPTURE MODEL FOR UTILITY PROVIDERS USING HAND HELD DEVICES VIA MOBILE NETWORK: CASE FOR NAIROBI WATER COMPANY. (Dr. Daniel Orwa, Ed.)., Nairobi: University of Nairobi Abstract

Utility providers faces a major task of collecting data from their remote installations. In order to be more efficient there is a growing need to reengineer there operations to make them more efficient, effective and customer focused while reducing the cost of operation both in terms of personnel involved, time and the actual operational costs. With the current emergence of 3G networks in wireless network there is need for this companies to look closely at mobile computing as the most cost effective solution to fixing there problems.

This research project mainly targeted the utility providers and the focus was to come up with a cost effective, secure, usable, adaptable, portable and above all extensible mobile data collection model that can be combined with other e-enabling technologies to create a holistic system for utility providers to reengineer their current business processes to make them more efficient and effective thereby improving on customer perception.

Using the WAP model has the preferred technology, this research as added to the voices of WAP proponents who have been suppressed by the opponents by proposing a solution to solve the current major problem of WAP, lack of end to end security which its opponents have used has a weapon to discredit the WAP technology. This has been done by using the kannel Gateway which can be configured within the web server of the organization hence no need of an external provider.

This research as shown that there is actually no need to acquire other devices to enhance meter reading. The mobile phones can be used to achieve a lot. If the recommended further work can be pursuit it can be seen that the capabilities of mobile phones are enormous and can actually transform the way companies conduct their business.

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