Seeking Transformation Through Information Technology: by Nagy K. Hanna (auth.), Nagy K. Hanna, Peter T. Knight (eds.)

By Nagy K. Hanna (auth.), Nagy K. Hanna, Peter T. Knight (eds.)

The skill to harness info verbal exchange applied sciences (ICTs) is more and more on the middle of nationwide competitiveness and sustainable improvement. As international locations search a fashion out of the current interval of monetary contraction, they try to weave ICT into their improvement recommendations, within the similar approach organizations have realized to exploit ICT to remodel their enterprise versions and methods. This integration deals a brand new route to improvement that's attentive to the demanding situations of our times.

In Seeking Transformation via details Technology, Nagy Hanna and Peter Knight supply a framework for assessing the possibilities, demanding situations, and customers for “e-transformation.” that includes contributions from nation specialists, the editors and authors offer in-depth case experiences of ICT deployment in Brazil, China, Canada, and Sri Lanka, and asses the development of such efforts. the result's an important source for educational researchers, coverage analysts, policymakers, and leaders drawn to the function of ICT in nationwide improvement, innovation, and fiscal growth.

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7% of these well-off households) in the most industrialized Southeast region had an Internet connection. 7% of these well-off households had a computer with an Internet connection. 6 million homes, reflecting the greater poverty and lesser urbanization in the North and Northeast regions. Data on Internet use in 2009 by individuals aged 10 and above collected by the Brazilian Network Information Center (the research arm of CGI)21 show the same general patterns as found in the official household survey data, for regions and income.

III. 2005. ” Information Technologies and International Development 2 (4): 89–92. World Bank. 2006. Information and Communications for Development 2006: Global Trends and Policies. Washington, DC: World Bank. wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Chapter 2 Toward E-Development in Brazil Peter T. Knight Brazil can more effectively harness ICT to increase competitiveness, reduce inequality, and perfect its democracy – goals that most Brazilians espouse. This chapter ­presents evidence of the importance of leadership and a broadly shared vision in order to drive coordination of e-development policies and programs, leverage local innovations and lessons of experience, and scale up successes for a large, diverse, and democratic country.

The high price of telecommunications services in Brazil has been an obstacle to overcome the digital divide. Part of the problem may be due to the oligopolistic nature of the industry, where fixed-line service has been overwhelmingly provided by three incumbent operators – Telefônica, Brasil Telecom, and Oi (the latter two were underwent a merger in 2009) – with Embratel dominant in long distance service. 3). In October 2009, the Governor of São Paulo signed a decree instituting a Popular Broadband program whereby telecommunications companies offering basic broadband service at the price of about US $17 per month would not have to pay the 25% state value-added tax.

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