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Regional training in information technology in southern Africa

Regional training in information technology in southern Africa Information Technology for Development Volume 2 Number 4. © 1987 Oxford University Press. Regional Training in Information Technology In Southern Africa Julian Bogod Strategy Planner, Information Technology, British Standards Institution, London 1. Introduction In early 1987 a survey was carried out into the availability of IT Training in a number of countries in the southern and eastern parts of Africa. The survey was intended to collect basic information about such provision in order to help with planning IT training strategy for the countries in the region. The survey was carried out in conjunction with the regional workshop on Information Technology in Government, sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat and held in April 1987 at Rusape, Zimbabwe. 2. Summary The volume and quality of IT training varies substantially from one country to another but in none of them does it approach the level of need. In fact the shortage of training facilities is probably the greatest inhibiting factor in development of IT usage. It is a phenomenon of training that it always does lag behind need because it takes time to set up mechanisms to respond to changing practices. When a technology is in a fairly early state of acceptance the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Information Technology for Development Taylor & Francis

Regional training in information technology in southern Africa

Information Technology for Development , Volume 2 (4): 4 – Dec 1, 1987

Regional training in information technology in southern Africa

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Information Technology for Development Volume 2 Number 4. © 1987 Oxford University Press. Regional Training in Information Technology In Southern Africa Julian Bogod Strategy Planner, Information Technology, British Standards Institution, London 1. Introduction In early 1987 a survey was carried out into the availability of IT Training in a number of countries in the southern and eastern parts of Africa. The survey was intended to collect basic information about such provision in order...
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Taylor & Francis
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1554-0170
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0268-1102
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10.1080/02681102.1987.9627106
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Abstract

Information Technology for Development Volume 2 Number 4. © 1987 Oxford University Press. Regional Training in Information Technology In Southern Africa Julian Bogod Strategy Planner, Information Technology, British Standards Institution, London 1. Introduction In early 1987 a survey was carried out into the availability of IT Training in a number of countries in the southern and eastern parts of Africa. The survey was intended to collect basic information about such provision in order to help with planning IT training strategy for the countries in the region. The survey was carried out in conjunction with the regional workshop on Information Technology in Government, sponsored by the Commonwealth Secretariat and held in April 1987 at Rusape, Zimbabwe. 2. Summary The volume and quality of IT training varies substantially from one country to another but in none of them does it approach the level of need. In fact the shortage of training facilities is probably the greatest inhibiting factor in development of IT usage. It is a phenomenon of training that it always does lag behind need because it takes time to set up mechanisms to respond to changing practices. When a technology is in a fairly early state of acceptance the

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Information Technology for DevelopmentTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 1987

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