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Social and Technical Issues of Technology in Developing Countries

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ISBN-10: 3838304136

ISBN-13: 9783838304137

Edition: 2009

Authors: Xolisa Vuza

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Most developing areas in the world are faced with problems such as poor bandwidth, shortage of doctors, poor power supply and high rates of illiteracy. Information Technology is often seen as a solution to these problems. Unfortunately, technology is often bought from the developed countries and deployed in these environments. This book argues that the systems bought from the developed countries are not appropriate for developing country contexts by virtue of the way they are developed. The book argues that the users of these systems and the conditions in which they live are critical and must be taken into consideration when building systems. The book suggests a combination of various…    
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Book details

List price: $88.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.30" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English