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How the internet will help poor countries to develop.

Phalaris, David (2008) How the internet will help poor countries to develop. Diploma thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The problem being addressed in this thesis is how the Internet can help poor countries to develop. It is an approach to analysis of how the Internet is being used today as a tool for the expansion of poor countries. The thesis is presenting the opportunities offered by the Internet technology and also how IT companies are involved in this evolution.
The research methods used were analysis and compiling relevant information. The sources of information were reports from conferences, official statistics, analyses from organisations and IT companies involved in programs aiming at the growth of developing countries through Internet technologies. The materials were found on the Internet and in the library.
The thesis contains three chapters. The first chapter discusses the diffusion of the Internet technologies in developing countries, focussing on Internet connections and computer devices. The second chapter deals with e-Learning and education through two aspects - education through the Internet and the Internet as knowledge database. The last chapter explains the prospects for e-Business in developing countries, with the Internet as a tool for building business. It also discusses the existing e-Business working with developing countries.
The conclusion of the thesis is that the Internet is growing all over the world, including developing countries. With the growth of the Internet, new possibilities are being created in many fields and new economies can emerge. Therefore, the Internet can help support the growth of developing countries through facilitating education, expansion of e-Business and other allowing wide access to information and services.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma)
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4150 Computer Network Resources > The Internet
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > Telecommunications > The Internet

H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Development Economics
Divisions: School of Computing > Higher Diploma in Business in eBusiness
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 10:46
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2012 10:58
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/164

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