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Information technology in selected countries


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Edited by Eileen P. Drew and F. Gordon Foster

Reports from Ireland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Tanzania

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The United Nations University, 1994

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Contents


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Introduction

1: Development of information technology in Ireland

1. Introduction
2. Historical perspective
3. Government policy and the role of key institutions
4. Development of the electronics industry
5. Development of the software industry
6. The telecommunications infrastructure for it
7. Manufacturing applications of information technology
8. IT applications in the service sector
9. The impact of it on employment
10. Education and training in information technology
11. Summary and implications for developing countries
Appendix A: IT-related courses in tertiary-level institutions in 1987/88
Appendix B: EOLAS innovation support programmes
References

2: Information technology in Ethiopia

1. Introduction
2. Historical perspective
3. Government policy and the role of key institutions
4. Telecommunication infrastructure
5. It applications in the service sector
6. Education and training in IT
Appendix: Computer courses
References

3: Development of information technology in Nigeria

1. Introduction
2. Growth of information technology
3. IT policy
4. The computer service industry
5. Telecommunications
6. Applications of IT
7. Education and training in IT
8. Conclusion
References

4: Development of information technology in Tanzania

1. History of informatics in Tanzania
2. Current situation: Computer hardware
3. Trend in growth of hardware acquisition since the 1960s
4. Current situation: Computer software
5. Informatics education and training
6. Computer usage
7. Informatics infrastructure
8. Informatics policy
References

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