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Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

Twitter Chat on July 18th: ICTs in Disaster Management

Published on: Jul 11 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
Natural disasters hit communities around the world leaving paths of destruction that often take years to rebuild. ICTs are used to manage relief efforts, but how...
How Hybrid and Private Clouds Solve Problems for Schools with Limited Connectivity

How Hybrid and Private Clouds Solve Problems for Schools with Limited Connectivity

Published on: Jul 07 2014 by Matt Crum - 5 Comments
The use of digital content is an exciting concept for schools in developing communities. Schools all over the world, especially those in developing countries, are...
What’s the Best IT Equipment to Use in Harsh Environments?

What’s the Best IT Equipment to Use in Harsh Environments?

Published on: May 23 2014 by Jana Melpolder - 1 Comment
ICT4D practitioners work in all kinds of difficult weather conditions and environments. Dust, humidity, unreliable power, heat, and blowing sand can all make it...
How Does the New Haitian Sûrtab Tablet Measure Up?

How Does the New Haitian Sûrtab Tablet Measure Up?

Published on: Apr 18 2014 by Sam Perales - 3 Comments
Since 2013, consumers have had their eye on a new Haitian-made tablet, known as the Sûrtab. It’s price and weight may seem ideal, but how does it measure up...
How to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability for a Computer Lab

How to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability for a Computer Lab

Published on: Mar 24 2014 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Thanks to funding from the Internet Society Community Grant Program as well as from the Information Society Innovation Fund (isif.asia) a computer learning...
The Moral Dilemmas of E-Waste

The Moral Dilemmas of E-Waste

Published on: Mar 21 2014 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
E-waste is growing. Computers, phones and other electronic devices are increasingly being discarded, as StEP’s e-waste world map shows. Planned and perceived obsolescence...
What Is the Inveneo “Self-Contained Site Survey Tool”?

What Is the Inveneo “Self-Contained Site Survey Tool”?

Published on: Mar 19 2014 by Sam Perales - 2 Comments
Through the course of deploying wireless links in developing countries around the world, Inveneo engineers have discovered quite a few useful tips and tricks that...
You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

You Can Change the World of Hardware and Enter to Win a Google Nexus 7 Tablet

Published on: Feb 19 2014 by Jana Melpolder - Comments Off
ICT projects are often riddled with challenges such as power, heat, humidity, and unstable electrical systems, all of which are common to development practitioners. Why...
3 Steps for Microsoft + Nokia Success in Africa

3 Steps for Microsoft + Nokia Success in Africa

Published on: Sep 06 2013 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Its hardly news now that Microsoft dropped a relatively modest US$ 7.2 Billion to acquire Nokia’s handset and software services business as well as some patents...
XO Tablet Hands On Review: Wow, OLPC Finally Got It Right!

XO Tablet Hands On Review: Wow, OLPC Finally Got It Right!

Published on: Aug 09 2013 by Wayan Vota - 9 Comments
When the XO-1 Laptop first came out in 2006, I was in awe of the hardware innovations. From bunny ears for better WiFi to a hardened swivel-screen top, to its...