Practical Insights on myanmar

Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development

Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development

Published on: Jul 06 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Process Improvements: The Forgotten Big Wins in Digital Development
Working with ICT, we often get myopically focused on trying solving big problems, not even thinking about where technology has proven benefit: improving systems...
Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Translating Technology Terms Into Burmese

Published on: Oct 09 2015 by Gennie Gebhart - 2 Comments
Earlier this summer, Thomas Fuller of the New York Times published a memo from Yangon lamenting the lack of political vocabulary in the Burmese language, in which...
Wow! Myanmar is Going Straight to Smartphones

Wow! Myanmar is Going Straight to Smartphones

Published on: Sep 30 2015 by Wayan Vota - 15 Comments
A year ago, I predicted that Myanmar would be a smartphone only country. I saw the confluence of cheap smartphones, savvy people, and innovative mobile network...
Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar

Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar

Published on: Jul 29 2015 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Libraries Increase Access to Online Services in Myanmar
As Myanmar’s government ministries offer more comprehensive e-government services, rural communities have the most to gain because of their geographic isolation...
The Linkages Between Technology And Democracy in Myanmar

The Linkages Between Technology And Democracy in Myanmar

Published on: Jan 05 2015 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Only about 10 to 15 percent of people in Myanmar own a mobile phone today, but Myanmar may become the first country ever to leapfrog over the simple stick phone...
Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?

Published on: Sep 24 2014 by Maria Andersen - Comments Off on Can ICTs Improve Democracy and Governance in Myanmar?
Internet access, in particular via mobile technology, gives citizens a medium through which to exercise their political voice. It can be used to challenge preexisting...
The Future of Myanmar is Mobile Phones

The Future of Myanmar is Mobile Phones

Published on: Sep 17 2014 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on The Future of Myanmar is Mobile Phones
Today, Myanmar has the same mobile phone usage as North Korea, Eritrea, and Cuba – less than 10% – yet technology restrictions are ending, three mobile operators...
Respect Myanmar’s Ethnic Diversity: Use Unicode Fonts Online

Respect Myanmar’s Ethnic Diversity: Use Unicode Fonts Online

Published on: Sep 15 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Burmese is the dominant language of Myanmar, but its had a long and winding journey in the digital realm, and now there is a tension between two competing systems...
Wow! Viber Beats Facebook in Myanmar

Wow! Viber Beats Facebook in Myanmar

Published on: Sep 12 2014 by Wayan Vota - 1 Comment
Often, we have the perception that a developing country’s use of technology is limited to voice and SMS text messages on basic or feature phones. When you...
mEducation First Step in Myanmar: Paving Cow Paths

mEducation First Step in Myanmar: Paving Cow Paths

Published on: Sep 05 2014 by Wayan Vota - 6 Comments
In the technology world, “paving cow paths” means automating a business process as it exists in the analog world, without analyzing whether or not that...