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Spanaki K, Gürgüç Z, Mulligan C, et al., 2019, Organizational cloud security and control: a proactive approach, Information Technology and People, Vol: 32, Pages: 516-537, ISSN: 0959-3845
PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to unfold the perceptions around additional security in cloud environments by highlighting the importance of controlling mechanisms as an approach to the ethical use of the systems. The study focuses on the effects of the controlling mechanisms in maintaining an overall secure position for the cloud and the mediating role of the ethical behavior in this relationship.Design/methodology/approachA case study was conducted, examining the adoption of managed cloud security services as a means of control, as well as a large-scale survey with the views of IT decision makers about the effects of such adoption to the overall cloud security.FindingsThe findings indicate that there is indeed a positive relationship between the adoption of controlling mechanisms and the maintenance of overall cloud security, which increases when the users follow an ethical behavior in the use of the cloud. A framework based on the findings is built suggesting a research agenda for the future and a conceptualization of the field.Research limitations/implicationsOne of the major limitations of the study is the fact that the data collection was based on the perceptions of IT decision makers from a cross-section of industries; however the proposed framework should also be examined in industry-specific context. Although the firm size was indicated as a high influencing factor, it was not considered for this study, as the data collection targeted a range of organizations from various sizes.Originality/valueThis study extends the research of IS security behavior based on the notion that individuals (clients and providers of cloud infrastructure) are protecting something separate from themselves, in a cloud-based environment, sharing responsibility and trust with their peers. The organization in this context is focusing on managed security solutions as a proactive measurement to preserve cloud security in cloud environments.
Zamyatin A, Wolter K, Werner S, et al., 2017, Swimming with fishes and sharks: beneath the surface of queue-based ethereum mining pools, 25th Annual Meeting of the IEEE International Symposium on Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Computer and Telecommunication Systems, Publisher: IEEE
Cryptocurrency mining can be said to be the modernalchemy, involving as it does the transmutation of electricityinto digital gold. The goal of mining is to guess the solutionto a cryptographic puzzle, the difficulty of which is determinedby the network, and thence to win the block reward andtransaction fees. Because the return on solo mining has a veryhigh variance, miners band together to create so-called miningpools. These aggregate the power of several individual miners,and, by distributing the accumulated rewards according to somescheme, ensure a more predictable return for participants.In this paper we formulate a model of the dynamics of a queue-based reward distribution scheme in a popular Ethereum miningpool and develop a corresponding simulation. We show that theunderlying mechanism disadvantages miners with above-averagehash rates. We then consider two-miner scenarios and show howlarge miners may perform attacks to increase their profits at theexpense of other participants of the mining pool. The outcomes ofour analysis show the queue-based reward scheme is vulnerableto manipulation in its current implementation.
Mulligan CEA, spanaki D, Gurguc Z, et al., Data Supply Chain (DSC): Research Synthesis and Future Directions, International Journal of Production Research, ISSN: 0020-7543
Spanaki K, Adams R, Mulligan C, et al., 2016, A Research Agenda on Data Supply Chains (DSC), British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference
Competition among organizations supports initiatives and collaborative use of data whilecreating value based on the strategy and best performance of each data supply chain.Supporting this direction, and building on the theoretical background of the supply chain, wepropose the Data Supply Chain (DSC) as a novel concept to aid investigations for data-drivencollaboration impacting organizational performance. In this study we initially propose adefinition for the DSC paying particular attention to the need for collaboration for the supplychains of data. Furthermore, we develop a conceptual model of DSC collaboration couplingtheoretical background of strategy and operations literature including, the resource-basedview (RBV), supply chain management (SCM) and collaboration (SCC). Finally, we setpropositions and a future research agenda including testing and validating the model fit.
Berti G, Mulligan C, 2016, Competitiveness of Small Farms and Innovative Food Supply Chains: the role of food hubs in creating sustainable regional and local food systems, Sustainability, Vol: 8, ISSN: 1937-0709
Over the last decades, the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the conventional agri-food system has and continues to be contested within both academic and public institutions. For small farms, the unsustainability of the food system is even more serious; farms’ declining share of profit and the cost-price squeeze of commodity production has increased barriers to market access with the inevitable effect of agricultural abandonment. One way forward to respond to the existing conventional agri-food systems and to create a competitive or survival strategy for small family farms is the re-construction of regional and local agri-food systems, aligning with Kramer and Porter’s concept of shared value strategy. Through a critical literature review, this paper presents “regional and local food hubs” as innovative organizational arrangements capable of bridging structural holes in the agri-food markets between small producers and the consumers—individuals and families as well as big buyers. Food hubs respond to a supply chain (or supply network) organizational strategy aiming at re-territorialising the agri-food systems through the construction of what in the economic literature are defined as values-based food supply chains.
Spanaki K, Adams R, Mulligan C, et al., 2016, Data Supply Chain (DSC): development and validation of a measurement instrument, 23rd EurOMA Conference
The volume and availability of data produced and affordably stored has become animportant new resource for building organizational competitive advantage. Reflectingthis, and expanding the concept of the supply chain, we propose the Data Supply Chain(DSC) as a novel concept to aid investigations into how the interconnected datacharacteristics relate to and impact organizational performance. Initially, we define theconcept and develop a research agenda on DSC coupling theoretical background ofstrategy and operations literature. Along with the conceptualization, we develop a set ofpropositions and make suggestions for future research including testing and validatingthe model fit.
Mulligan CEA, Fullarton Pegg F, Briscoe G, et al., Artefact as Bridging Concept for Designing Future Economics, ACM Computer-Human Interaction
Mulligan CEA, Briscoe G, Fullarton Pegg F, et al., Designing Future Economies: Boundary Objects for Visualising Sustainable Innovation, International Journal for Art and Design Education Conference
Mulligan CEA, Tsiatsis V, Karnouskos S, et al., 2014, Machine-2-Machine and IoT Technologies, ISBN: 9780124076846
Mulligan CEA, Olsson M, 2013, Architectural Implications of Smart City Business Models: An Evolutionary Perspective, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol: 51
Smart cities have rapidly become a hot topic within technology communities, and promise both improved delivery of services to end users and reduced environmental impact in an era of unprecedented urbanization. Both large hightech companies and grassroots citizen-led initiatives have begun exploring the potential of these technologies. Significant barriers remain to the successful rollout and deployment of business models outlined for smart city applications and services, however. Most of these barriers pertain to an ongoing battle between two main schools of thought for system architecture, ICT and telecommunications, proposed for data management and service creation. Both of these system architectures represent a certain type of value chain and the legacy perspective of the respective players that wish to enter the smart city arena. Smart cities services, however, utilize components of both the ICT industry and mobile telecommunications industries, and do not benefit from the current binary perspective of system architecture. The business models suggested for the development of smart cities require a longterm strategic view of system architecture evolution. This article discusses the architectural evolution required to ensure that the rollout and deployment of smart city technologies is smooth through acknowledging and integrating the strengths of both the system architectures proposed.
Olsson M, Mulligan CEA, Frid L, et al., 2012, Epc and 4g Packet Networks: Driving the Mobile Broadband Revolution, Publisher: Academic Press, ISBN: 9780123945952
This book - a new edition of SAE and the Evolved Packet Core - provides clear, concise and comprehensive coverage of the entire SAE/ EPC architecture, explaining concepts and standards and how they are used in commercial service settings.
Mulligan CEA, Jakobsson S, Unmehopa M, 2012, Research and reality: The evolution of Open Network API standards, Communications (ICC), 2012 IEEE International Conference, ISSN: 1550-3607
This document investigates the evolution of the Open Network Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) from a research and industrial perspective over the last 15 years. It provides insight into the work currently ongoing in the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and GSM Association (GSMA) with regards to creating developer friendly APIs and delivering them to the market. Finally, it outlines the current research ongoing within the Open API sphere and provides some recommendations for the standardization forums of the communications industries in order to more fully align with this work.
Mulligan C, 2011, The Communications Industries in the Era of Convergence, Publisher: Routledge, ISBN: 9780415584845
This book provides a unique view of the evolution of these industries, drawing out how technology and economic forces have worked together to create platforms around which different companies interact.
Noldus R, Olsson U, Mulligan C, et al., 2011, IMS Application Developer's Handbook, Publisher: Academic Press, ISBN: 9780123821935
The authors of this book bring their in-depth and extensive knowledge in the organizations involved in the IMS standardization and its architecture.
Mulligan CEA, Mortier R, Houghton R, et al., 2011, Standardisation strategies for the android platform: The Politics of the stack, Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN), 2011: 15th International Conference
Mulligan CEA, 2011, Making sense of the new data streams, Publisher: Ericsson Business Review
Mulligan CEA, Arup, Accenture, et al., 2011, Information Marketplaces: The new economics of cities
Mortier R, Mulligan CEA, 2011, ., Platforms in the palm of your hand: Mobile value chain evolution, Intelligence in Next Generation Networks (ICIN), 2011: 15th International Conference
Holm T, Mulligan CEA, Nordin H, 2010, Facilitating subscription services in the IMS
A method of starting a third party application subscription in a set of Application Servers located within an IP Multimedia Subsystem network. The method comprises receiving a subscription start request at one of said Application Servers, the request including subscription data
Mulligan C, olsson M, 2010, Inter-access network topology discovery, US 7940726
Olsson M, Sultana S, Rommer S, et al., 2009, SAE and the Evolved Packet Core: Driving the Mobile Broadband Revolution, ISBN: 9780123748263
Up-to-date coverage of SAE including the latest standards development.
Mulligan CEA, 2009, Open API standardisation for the NGN platform, IEEE Communications Magazine, Vol: 5, Pages: 108-113
Mulligan C, Olsson M, Olsson U, 2009, Method, a Media Server, Computer Program and Computer Program Product For Combining a Speech Related to a Voice Over IP Voice Communication Session Between User Equipments, in Combination With Web Based Applications
Mulligan CEA, 2008, Embracing Open Source Methods for the Standardization of NGN Services and Enablers, NGMAST '08 Proceedings of 2008: The Second International Conference on Next Generation Mobile Applications, Services, and Technologies, pp 628-633
Brooks A, Utbult F, Mulligan CEA, et al., 2000, Early Lifecycle Work: Influence of Individual Characteristics, Methodological Constraints, and Interface Constraints, Journal of Empirical Software Engineering, Vol: 3, Pages: 269-285
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