The result of this study will be able to provide an insight into what are the factors that influence the successful implementation of Intranet and human performance in Malaysian’s port organisations. The resulting relationship will reinforce the previous findings of numerous studies on technology usage. The findings are also useful for port companies (or in other companies/industries) whereby this research provides an opportunity to the practitioners to undergo a self-check of the various important technology usage areas that this research intends to study. For academicians and students, the empirical insights from this study will add to the literature on the relationships between the various factors affecting the successful implementation of Intranet (i.e. technology) among the port companies in Malaysia. This allows to better understanding of the pre-requisites necessary to succeed in ICT businesses especially in today’s competitive environment.
This study has won international and national invention awards, for instance, a Gold Medal at the Inventions, Innovations, and Designs 2007 (Malaysia), a Silver Medal at the Malaysia Technology Expo 2007 (Malaysia), a Silver Medal at the 17th International Invention, Innovation, Industrial Design & Technology Exhibition 2006 (Malaysia), a Silver Medal at the Inventions, Innovations and Designs 2006 (Malaysia), a Bronze Medal at the Seoul International Invention Fair 2006 (South Korea) and a finalist of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia; Public-Private Joint Research Innovation Award 2006 (Malaysia). This research is already appeared in Industrial Management & Data Systems (IMDS) (2007) and Journal of Computer Information Systems (JCIS) (Fall-2008).
To date, a few multinational companies and government agencies have already employed TECHPROVED model to improve technology usage in their organisation, e.g. 3M (Malaysia), Northport (Malaysia) Limited, 12th world largest terminal operator; Marine Department of Peninsular Malaysia, the largest marine department in Malaysia; as well as Port Klang Authority, the largest port authority in Malaysia.