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How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

How Tech Can Turn a Community Into a Global Village

Published on: Oct 13 2014 by Craig Newmark - Leave a Comment
Folks, I received a really good letter from the Organic Health Response‘s IT Coordinator, Brian Mattah. He wrote about his experience with technology on...
Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Myanmar Will Be the First Smartphone Only Country

Published on: Aug 20 2014 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – with only the urban elite owning smartphones, and mobile...
What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

What Are the Industry’s Top ICT Hardware Challenges?

Published on: Aug 11 2014 by Danielle Schulkin - 2 Comments
You are in a minority. Yes, you. I single you out because, as you read this article online (perhaps on a phone or a tablet or even a MacBook Pro), you are part of...
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...