It involves the use of technology for obtaining the desired information from these processes. Basic purpose of acquiring information by any organization is to assess the business environment, carry out marketing research, make sales forecasting and conduct competitor analysis. Various technologies and methodologies are used for collecting and saving the information in easily accessible format. This data is frequently used for making correct and timely decisions for enhancing the profitability. ("Business Planning," 2005).
The article under review is "Managing the development of technology-based courses success factors from eight government training courses" written by Rowley, Kurt published in Acquisition Review Quarterly; January 2003. In this article primary research techniques are employed to "determine success factors identified in traditional higher education distance learning research literature were important to technology-based course development" (Kurt, 2003)
The researcher started the article by giving brief background of the subject and then reviewed the literature with accredited and authentic citations. Primary research methods of data collection were used by adopting qualitative methodology.