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Implementation in a Wired World: Obstacles to Facilitating Information-Sharing Procedures in North-Central Alabama

Author: AKHLAQUE HAQUE
Published in PAQ, Vol. 29 No. 1

Information Sharing (IS) among public and nonprofit
organizations is quintessential for making meaningful decisions that
serve the greater needs of 21st Century citizens. Unlike more traditional
areas of public activity, IS does not constitute a public policy enacted
by elected leaders. Rather, IS represents an inter-agency agreement over
information technology (IT) procedure and processes. Consequently
this makes the implementation of IS somewhat unique yet increasingly
common in the new century. Based on examination of 35 agencies in
north central Alabama, this study examines factors which tend to
facilitate and hinder the implementation of IS procedures.

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