The IUP Journal of Information Technology

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The Current Status of Cyber Security in Ethiopia
Factors Affecting Indian Citizens' Intention to Use E-Government Services
Sanofi Diabetes: Using Digital Technology and Gamification to Improve Patient Experience and Adherence
Contents : (Sep'2020)

The Current Status of Cyber Security in Ethiopia
Kibreab Adane

The increase in cyber attacks in Ethiopia has become a crucial point. Ethiopia is a low-income country and cannot afford the cost data breaches. Unless institutions in Ethiopia give careful attention to the protection of their valuable assets such as people, information, technology and facilities from evolving cyber attacks, their overall security, privacy and credibility will be a question mark. The paper attempts to present the current status of cyber security in Ethiopia and answers the following key questions: (1) Is there any research or experts report in relation to cyber security in Ethiopia? (2) What are the significant contributions made by prior researchers? and (3) What are researchability gaps in the reviewed research? Qualitative techniques are used to analyze the data. The findings reveal that currently Ethiopia has no standardized legal cyber security framework, strategy and governance at the national level. Only 11.6% of government institutions in Ethiopia have legal frameworks which are being at their trial level, while a majority or 87.4% of them have no recognized legal frameworks to prevent cyber attacks. In addition, lack of awareness and lack of expertise in cyber security also contributed to the increasing level of cyber attacks in the country. To address the aforementioned issues and challenges, some local researchers are developing cyber security frameworks and strategies for some sectors such as banks, railway industries, Ethiopian Electric Power, Ethiopian Electric Utility and Ethio Telecom. However, those frameworks were not rigorously tested. Moreover, to overcome the acute shortage of cyber security professionals and lack of cyber security know-how in the country, future researchers should be focusing on the development of virtual training system or intelligent security tutoring system, so that stakeholders in various institutions can learn cyber security basics by interacting with the machine.

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Factors Affecting Indian Citizens' Intention to Use E-Government Services
Jaya Iyer

Indispensably, dependable Information and Communication Technology (ICT), which has the ability to interact with citizens, has become an acknowledged fact to government and private bodies to give efficient services. The paper aims at building a theoretical model to find out the factors affecting citizens' intention to use e-government services in India. With the available few studies concerned with the Indian context, the study identifies six independent variables, namely, website quality, perceived risk, familiarity, computer anxiety, security and computer self-efficacy, and one dependent variable, i.e., intention to use. A survey was conducted with a questionnaire among 550 respondents; 498 (66.4%) supported the use of e-government system. The citizens' perspective model with six independent variables records 48.9% to the dependent variable, i.e., intention to use e-government system. Demographic variables like age, gender, income and education in India, with high population, are found to be more influencing factors, but the survey analysis registers the factor, computer self-efficacy, as the most important predictor for intention to use the e-government services.

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Sanofi Diabetes: Using Digital Technology and Gamification to Improve Patient Experience and Adherence
Koti Vinodbabu and Debapratim Purkayastha

Patient nonadherence to treatment regimens was an on-going problem in the practice of medicine. Moreover, in the new millennium, consumers were expecting pharmaceutical companies to do more than just sell pills, while payers were increasingly requiring health outcomes research that demonstrated a product's benefit and value. This case study is about the France-based multinational pharmaceutical company, Sanofi SA, and its various efforts on the digital front to connect with patients and improve their experience and adherence to treatment regimens. For the benefit of patients suffering from diabetes, the company launched a YouTube channel named GoInsulin, the 'Go Meals' iPhone app to help people track the nutritional content of their meals, and the iBGStar, a personal blood glucose monitor that plugged directly into an iPhone or iPod touch with an app. Sanofi launched a game app called 'Monster Manor' that was designed to prompt children suffering from diabetes to test their blood glucose levels regularly. The company followed this up with the launch of another game app called 'Mission T1D' in 2014, intended for children suffering from Type 1 diabetes. The reactions of analysts to Sanofi's initiatives were mixed. The case also looks at the challenges faced by pharmaceutical companies such as Sanofi in using digital media and gamification in the healthcare arena.

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