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New Framework for Measuring ICT Impact on Resilience

RABIT – the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit – is a new framework for measurement of resilience.

It has specifically been applied to measure e-resilience: the contribution of ICTs to wider resilience.

A Briefing Document, Implementation Handbook, and case study applications of RABIT in Central America and Africa can be found at: http://niccd.org/resilience.

 

Posted by Richard Heeks on November 14, 2016 at 1:25pm

ICT4D Masters Scholarships from Manchester University

The 2015 Development Leadership Scholarships - worth £16,000 - are available for developing country applicants to Manchester’s one-year MSc ICT4D (http://bit.ly/ICT4DMan)

 

Applicants should apply for the MSc by April and for the scholarship by end May. Scholarships cover all tuition fees including overseas fieldwork (see…

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Posted by Richard Heeks on March 12, 2015 at 3:12pm

Map of Future ICT4D Research Priorities

What should be the future priorities in researching ICT4D?

A new online paper – “Future Priorities for Development Informatics Research from the Post-2015 Development Agenda” – analyses the gaps between current ICT4D research and the future post-2015 development agenda.

This analysis produces the following map of future ICT4D research priorities, with a quick overview provided in a…

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Posted by Richard Heeks on March 25, 2014 at 1:44pm

Microsoft Advocates Software Anti-Piracy In West Africa

Microsoft Nigeria has urged West African government, agencies, corporate organisations and other stakeholders to work together to combat piracy and intellectual property pirates.



The appeal came at the heel of a study conducted by market research company, International Data Corporation (IDC) on behalf of the software giant, which revealed that software piracy costs software manufacturers, developers, and retailers loss of financial compensation to…

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Posted by Linda Larbie on December 23, 2013 at 5:30pm

Effects of outsourcing in the ICT sector on youth unemployment in Africa

ICTs are said to be engines for economic development and they can help create jobs in Africa. What do you think is the impact of outsourcing in Africa when it comes to employment creation in the last 3 years.

Posted by Eslone Chama on December 2, 2013 at 12:23pm

African ICT4D Champions Workshop/Research Network

We are organising a workshop on ICT-for-development project champions from 0900-1300 on Tuesday 10th December 2013 as part of the ICTD2013 conference in Cape Town.

 

The workshop is participative and will involve sharing understandings and experiences of project champions, and developing a research agenda.  We hope to also create a network of those who are or will be actively engaged with research on ICT4D champions and…

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Posted by Richard Heeks on October 22, 2013 at 4:47pm

The AvaBill BSS/OSS suite - an End-to-End suite comprising of a range of Business & Operational Support systems

The AvaBill BSS/OSS suite is an End-to-End suite comprising of a range of Business & Operational Support systems. Among other products, the AvaBill Suite features;

1) Convergent Customer Care & Billing (CCBS) – Fixed Line, Mobile (GSM, Analog, etc.), WiMax, WiFi, CDMA, Broad band, Cable TV

2) On-line Mediation & On-line Provisioning

3) International Settlements & Reconciliation

4) Roaming Management

5) Outside Plant Management

6)…

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Posted by Hiran Wijewardene on August 27, 2013 at 1:31pm

The 3 layers of an effective BYOD strategy

There are an estimated 11 million smart phones and 5 million tablets in South Africa. Moreover, 75% of employees are bringing these devices to work or using them for work purposes. It stands to reason, then, that companies should seriously consider implementing some form of BYOD, or Bring-Your-Own-Device policy to ensure that the company information their employees are carrying in their pockets is protected.

 

A recent survey by Deloitte and ITWeb has shown that although more…

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Posted by Niven Perumal on August 26, 2013 at 3:59pm

Cloud and HPC over Cloud infrastructure now available in Egypt

IT Synergy, leading provider of cloud solutions and development, has been chosen by the National Research Center to implement its HPC over Cloud technology in two Egyptian research institutes, the Informatics Research Institute of Alexandria (IRI) and the Electronic Research Institute of Cairo (ERI). To be developed together with computing leader Dell, this will be the first project of its kind in the region, marrying High-Performance-Computing and cloud technologies in a way not seen in the…

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Posted by Vincenzo Puliatti on June 11, 2013 at 1:58pm

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