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Hi, I am Awinder, a lecturer in Information Systems working at Coventry University, UK since October 2015. I teach various modules such as Future Informatics, Innovation and Knowledge Management, IT Strategy, Decision Support Systems, Business Information Systems, Enterprise Systems (specifically SAP), and International Business and Information Management. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate students. I consider myself as some sort of technology enthusiast who loves reading and learning about technology development, and sharing/implementing it in the classroom. I have been researching on Internet Protocol version (IPv6) for many years now – for my degree final year project, masters dissertation and PhD dissertation.
My research interests include the following categories:
-Security issues in IPv6
-IPv6 adoption and assimilation issues
-The Internet of Things and IPv6
-Digital Infrastructure adoption and assimilations
Kaur, A., Idrus, R., Ramadass, S. “IPv6 Migration in Malaysia E-Government Agencies – Issues and Challenges”, 26th APAN Meeting, New Zealand. 4-8 August 2008
Pahlevanzadeh, B., Kaur, A., Seno, S. A. H., Idrus, R., Budiarto, R. “IPv6 and e-Government Integration – A Way towards Next-Generation Networks”, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on “E-Commerce with focus on Developing Countries (ECDC 08)”, Isfahan, Iran, 22 -23 October 2008, pp. 43-49
Kaur, A., Singh, H., Tan, F. B. “Why isn’t Digital Infrastructure Being Updated?: The Case of IPv6”, 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Australia, December 2013
Kaur, A., Singh, H. “Impact of Network Externalities on Digital Infrastructure Adoption and Assimilation: The Case of IPv6”, 3rd Innovation in Information Infrastructure (III) Workshop, Oslo, Norway, October 2014
AWARDS & HONORS
INTERNET RESEARCH GRANT (April 2014 – April 2015)
Given by: Internet New Zealand (InternetNZ)
Project Title: IPv6 Adoption and Assimilation in New Zealand Public Sector Organisations
Summary: Looking into whether New Zealand is picking up IPv6 and if not, why not. Internet Protocols are the communication rules that allow you to find your way around the Internet. In recent times the Internet was running short on IPv4 addresses so IPv6 was developed to accommodate this.
Research Assistant (April 2013 – December 2013) and (May 2015 – September 2015)
Project Title: “Police Geeks”: Digital Literacy and Police Practice in New Zealand
REVIEWER FOR CONFERENCES
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - 2015
Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand
Field: Business Information Systems
Title: How is Digital Infrastructure Adopted and Assimilated? The IPv6 Story
Supervisors: Dr Harminder Singh and Prof Felix B Tan
The adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) is vital for addressing the depletion of Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) addresses and the growth of the Internet. Despite the criticality of the shortage of IPv4 addresses, organisations around the world have been slow to adopt IPv6. While some researchers have examined organisational IPv6 adoption and assimilation, the literature is dominated by technical studies. In addition, there is little research on the broader issue of the adoption of digital infrastructure, including IPv6. The goal of this study is to better understand the organisational adoption and assimilation of digital infrastructure, by studying the IPv6 adoption experience.
This study focused on identifying the determinants and barriers of organisational IPv6 adoption and assimilation, and on providing an in-depth understanding of the impact of organisational resources, institutional forces and network externalities across varying stages of organisational adoption and assimilation. To achieve these research aims, a thorough literature review and multiple case studies were used. Semi-structured in-depth interviews were conducted with 22 informants from sixteen organisations in New Zealand. These organisations were from different industries, of different sizes and were at different stages of IPv6 adoption.
The data collected during the interviews was used to develop through visual maps for each case, and to surface themes across cases. The within-case analysis identified twelve determinants and eleven barriers of organisational IPv6 adoption, which were then categorised into institutional, organisational and network-specific factors. The data was then used to develop a multi-level model of digital infrastructure adoption, and a stage model of digital infrastructure adoption and assimilation.
This study contributes theoretically to our understanding of digital infrastructure adoption and assimilation by explaining how factors internal and external to organisations influence their adoption decisions. By consolidating the experiences of the sixteen organisations, the study also provides useful suggestions to practitioners on how they should managing their adoption of IPv6 and other types of digital infrastructure. Finally, this study concludes by describing its limitations and by providing suggestions for future research on this crucial topic.
Masters in Computer Science (by Research)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia (January 2010)
Major: Information Systems
Title: Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) Migration Framework for Government Agencies in Malaysia
Supervisors: Rosnah Idrus, Prof Sureswaran Ramadass
Doctorate, Auckland University of Technology
Award Date: 16 Dec 2015
MSc, Universiti Sains Malaysia
Award Date: 1 Jan 2010
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference proceeding › peer-review