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The Kickstarter video game dataset

The development of new videogame projects is often financed through crowdfunding. Unfortunately not all financed projects are delivered successfully. Jasser Bakridi compiled a dataset of 100 videogame projects that started as a kickstarter projects. The dataset not only contains data from the kickstarter campaign page but also the delivery status: whether the game has been…

Sieuwert van Otterloo

Measuring project success: the fulfilment rate of crowdfunded projects on Kickstarter

van Otterloo, S. 2022. Measuring project success: the fulfilment rate of crowdfunded projects on Kickstarter, Computers and Society Research Journal (2022). Email: sieuwert@ictinstitute.nl DOI: https://doi.org/10.54822/SVLM1832 Abstract Crowdfunding through platforms like Kickstarter is a common way to finance development projects for innovative products. These projects have a risk of failure that is not always communicated clearly…

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ISO27002:2022 explained – Technological controls

In this article, we explain the new ISO 27002:2022 chapter 8 – Technological controls. This covers the controls required to set up and maintain secure technological systems, particularly focusing on secure systems, development and code management. This is the last article in a series of four, each article covering one chapter: organization controls (chapter 5)…

Suzanne Atkins

Software appraisal and valuation

ICT Institute carries out an appraisal and valuation of software. The purpose of a valuation is to estimate the worth of software on behalf of an interested party. The estimate is determined by an official protocol, to ensure a well-substantiated valuation report. This report can then be used for purchase or sale, accounting valuation or…

Suzanne Atkins

Evaluating risk management methods for software projects

In order to complete a software project on time, one should do risk management and take the right measures to mitigate all likely risks. Several attempts have been made to identify typical project risks and recommended measures. One of the latest attempts was made by ICTU and NEN, in the standard NPR 5326. Saskia Woortman…

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