International Journal of Technology and Systems <p>International Journal of Technology and System (IJTS) is a peer reviewed journal published by IPRJB.Published&nbsp; both online and printed version it covers topics that appeals to broad readership of various branches of engineering science and related fields.</p> en-US (Journal Admin) (Journal Support) Mon, 25 Jan 2021 11:54:52 +0300 OJS 60 IMPLICATION OF GIS ON SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT IN UGANDA <p><strong>Purpose</strong>: The fundamental purpose of this study was to assess the implication of GIS on sustainable urban planning and management in Uganda, one of the East African countries.</p> <p><strong>Methodology</strong>: This study was a desk review research where documents were reviewed using a documentary checklist as the primary data collection instrument. Data was analyzed using content thematic analysis where emerging themes were identified and presented in a narrative form accompanied with quotation of texts from the documents where the identified themes emerged from.</p> <p><strong>Findings</strong>: This study found out that GIS contributes to sustainable urban planning and management through the following ways; analyzing the existing situation for adequate urban planning process; producing and maintaining geographical information which aids planning of urban areas and towns; providing quick access of data to planners and other stakeholders which eases the urban planning and management process; enabling planners to make effective, efficient and informed decision with regards to urban planning and management; enabling monitoring, evaluation and provision of feedback with regards to implementation of urban plans.</p> <p><strong>Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy</strong>: This study concludes that GIS has a positive implication on sustainable urban planning and management. This study also recommends that Governments of developing economies especially low income and middle income economies, Uganda not being exceptional should develop a strong data base for GIS systems so as to enable quick access to data by planners for effective and informed decision making in order to foster sustainable urban planning and management in low and middle income countries. </p> Pamireddy Srilatha Reddy Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Technology and Systems Thu, 15 Apr 2021 00:00:00 +0300 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE: A REVIEW <p><strong><em>Purpose</em></strong>: The purpose of this review is to examine the relationship between information technology (IT) capabilities of enterprises and their ability to gain competitive advantage through IT resources, based on underpinning theories and empirical studies.</p> <p><strong><em>Methodology</em>:</strong> The approach to the review was to conduct extensive literature searches in the fields of strategic management and information technology management, as a result of which four supporting models and perspectives, that is, technology acceptance model (TAM), unified theory of acceptance and use of technology<strong> (</strong>UTAUT), the IT capability theory, and RBV, and seven empirical studies that linked IT capability dimensions of IT infrastructure; IT human resources; and IT knowledge management and competitive advantage were eventually reviewed.</p> <p><strong><em>Findings</em>: </strong>The review provides indications to better understand the relationship between IT capabilities and competitive advantage. The RBV was discovered to be a very popular and useful underpinning theory favored by many scholars in explaining the relationship. Evidence from empirical studies showed a positive and significant relationship between IT capabilities and competitive advantage, which led to conclusions and recommendations.</p> <p><strong><em>Contributions to theory, practice, and policy</em>: </strong>The review was able to highlight the importance of investment and deployment of IT resources such as infrastructure, human resources, and knowledge management to gain a competitive advantage, and established the role of RBV in strategic management research. Recommendations were made on theory, practice, and policy</p> UMAR Adeiza Muazu, SAMBO ABDULMALIK Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of Technology and Systems Mon, 25 Jan 2021 00:00:00 +0300