n IMIESA - Creating a municipal information society in SA : insight

Volume 30, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... 12 - IMIESA SEPTEMBER 2005 INSIGHT Information and knowledge are key to meeting the challenges of a rap- idly changing society. Information and communications technologies (ICTs) are playing an increasingly important role in the daily lives of citizens, revolutionising work and leisure and changing the rules of doing business. ICTs encompass all technologies that facilitate the processing and transfer of information and communi- cation services (United Nations, 2002). Community informatics is developing as an approach for linking economic and social development efforts at the com- munity level to the opportunities that ICT presents (Gurstein, ..

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