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Title Re-pointing the IST Triangle
Abstract Developing ICT in Africa should not follow in the footsteps of the developed world. Efforts to encourage Africa to do so will lock the content into another period of economic colonialization. Instead lessons from ICT development in the developed world should be applied to Africa through initiatives like IST Africa. However initiatives such as the IST programme needs to be readjusted to support Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and open standards as the basis for education and business development. If this is achieved Africa can become a beacon for the future of computing and in turn develop and support some of the more advanced ICT economies. Using research and case studies from North Wales, Bangor University and beyond this paper presents justification as to why this approach must be adopted.
Organisation ESC , STFC
Keywords eBusiness, , Open Source, , IST, , development.
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Journal Article IST Africa (2008). final ist africa 08v2.pdf 2008