oa Alternation - A framework of factors for determining e-readiness in emerging societies

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1023-1757



During the last decade, leaders in government, business, and social organizations around the world have considered how best to harness the power of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for development. Experts have pointed out that in order for developing countries to put ICT to effective use, they must first be ""e-Ready"" in terms of ICT infrastructure, the accessibility of ICT to the population, and the legal and regulatory framework. Developing-country leaders have been urged to use e-Readiness assessment to measure and plan for ICT integration, focus efforts from within, and identify areas where external aid is required. Several e-Readiness initiatives have been launched to help developing countries in this area, and numerous e-Readiness assessment tools have been created and used by different groups, each looking at various aspects of ICT, society, and the economy (Bridges.org, 2005). The underlining focus of the study was to look at the potential of being e-Ready in conjunction with the social and economic success that the society can achieve in sustaining ICT initiatives.

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