By Nagy K. Hanna (auth.), Nagy K. Hanna, Peter T. Knight (eds.)
The skill to harness info communique applied sciences (ICTs) is more and more on the center of nationwide competitiveness and sustainable improvement. As nations search a manner out of the current interval of financial contraction, they try to weave ICT into their improvement concepts, within the related means organisations have realized to take advantage of ICT to remodel their company types and methods. This integration bargains a brand new route to improvement that's conscious of the demanding situations of our times.
In Seeking Transformation via info Technology, Nagy Hanna and Peter Knight offer a framework for assessing the possibilities, demanding situations, and clients for “e-transformation.” that includes contributions from kingdom specialists, the editors and authors supply in-depth case reports of ICT deployment in Brazil, China, Canada, and Sri Lanka, and asses the development of such efforts. the result's a vital source for tutorial researchers, coverage analysts, policymakers, and leaders attracted to the function of ICT in nationwide improvement, innovation, and fiscal growth.
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RNP and the Redecomep Project. RNP’s national backbone network, known as the Ipê Network, has points of presence in all Brazilian states and the Federal District, and provides connectivity to the principal universities and research institutions in the country. This fiber optic network is among the most advanced in the world and has connections with foreign academic networks such as RedClara (Latin America), Internet 2 (USA), and Géant (Europe). A relatively recent initiative of RNP, launched in December 2004, is the program for Community Education and Research Networks (Redes Comunitárias de Educação e Pesquisa – Redecomep).
23 One of the most striking trends is the important and rapidly growing role of paid public access points called Lan houses or Internet cafés in Brazil, and run as private sector enterprises. In 2009, 45% of all Brazilians who accessed the Internet in the 3 months prior to the survey did so from these private sector establishments, more than accessed the Internet at any other location except home (48%). Access from the homes of others was reported by 26%, at work by 22%, at schools by 14%, at free public telecenters by 4%, and from cellular phones 3%.
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