Eye on ICT Blog

22 February 2010

Digital Divide shows little sign of narrowing

ITU’s, Measuring the Information Society 2009 Report, reveals that despite unprecedented ICT levels worldwide the digital divide shows little sign of narrowing. While ICT access in developing countries is improving, ICT use, according to the report, is not gaining much ground with broadband internet prices remaining ‘clearly outside the reach of the majority of people in the developing world’. The report notes the disparity in the price of ICT services as a percentage of GNI per capita, with high income countries tending to have lower relative prices for ICT services, whereas low-income, developing economies tend to have higher prices. continue reading >

18 February 2010

Creating a user-friendly TCO app

Total-cost-of-ownership is a powerful tool for ministries of education and even for individual schools. GeSCI's TCO has helped governments to make informed decisions about large scale-deployments of ICTs. The tool, which is a little cumbersome for the novice to use, is undergoing a major face lift. We're working with Trinity College Dublin's School of Computer Science to develop a user-friendly TCO application that will run on any local machine and which we hope can be used by just about anyone..... continue reading >