In a time when establishing and maintaining of market advantage is crucial in the world at large and in the hotel business in particular, the use of technical innovation such as the hotel reservation system becomes a competitive necessity in the hotel busi-ness. This leads to digitalizing this business and improving its operations. In view of this, this paper has provided an overview of Ho-tel Reservation System (HRS), provided a digital design for the such system. It also discusses the advantages associated with integrat-ing the system across the hotel business and what and where the potential gains are in Nigeria. The hotel reservation system developed in this work, when fully implemented, will go a long way to addressing the problem faced by the hotel management in the area of managing their customer’s booking, management of customer’s information and having quick access to information.
Omogbhemhe Izah Mike and Awojide Simon
ICTs are vital technologies for the development of agricultural sector in Nigeria. Its usage has created wealth to many, both in developed and developing countries. The study evaluated the usage of ICT in agricultural practices and determined factors influencing its usage among farmers in Esan community of Edo State, Nigeria. Data used for the study were generated from a sample of 75 respondents using structured questionnaire and interview schedule. Data collected were analysed using inferential statistical method. The result of ANOVA analysis revealed that factors limiting the use of ICT on farming activities among small scale farmers in the community include inability of farmers to use ICT (0.017 ≤ 0.05), lack of technological infrastructure (0.012 ≤ 0.05), cost of technology (0.039 ≤ 0.05), fear of technology (0.015 ≤ 0.05), time to spend on technology (0.026 ≤ 0.05), value of ICT (0.011 ≤ 0.05) and trustworthiness (0.007 ≤ 0.05). These factors are significant at 0.05 level of significance and tend to have varying impact on the adoption of ICT with respect to age, implying that lower age group tend to favour factors such as: time spent on technology, value of ICT and trustworthiness, while higher age group are compatible with technological infrastructure and the inability to use ICT. The study concluded that the adoption of ICT begins at lower age group, While, at higher age group, this tendency tends to decline. The study recommends that aggressive policy of digital revolution should be lunch in the community and could re-orient farmers and make them conversant with the beneficial effect of ICT in agricultural process.
Simon Awojide, Sunday Olufemi Akintelu
The need for cashless economy in the banking sector has introduced electronic banking popularly called the e-banking system. This system helps to limit the volume of physical cash in circulations. It encourages the use of electronic (computer platform) to perform payment through bank transfer. This kind of system has been seen to be very useful in moving any economy from cash-based economy to a cashless economy with numerous advantages. However, the current security features of this platform that enable the online payment through bank transfer are very weak. This is so because, during the use of the current online payment platform, the user is expected to provide some security digit codes usually four digit number as personal identification number (PIN) used during registration in the platform to authenticate the money transfer. Since people can easily misplace their PIN, there is need to use a more robust method in securing this platform. Hence, this paper has presented the use of more than one human physiological feature in securing this platform. The primary research objective of this paper is to design a better multimodal biometric architecture suitable for securing online payment platform.
M. I. Omogbhemhe, I. B. A. Momodu and S. Awojide