Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development


Author: Cesar Marolla
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351045229
Category: Computers
Page: 243
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Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development shows how ICT, as an enabler for all spheres of development, can help innovate business processes and operations, and provide faster integration of new technologies into business systems. Focused on sustainability, the book addresses strategic approaches to cope with a range of climatic, environmental, cyber-security threats and other global risks, and aims to promote prosperity and economic growth. Furthermore, it explores how the adoption of new technologies, and collective action based upon a strategic behavioral theory of new leadership, can be applied when responding to specific set of conditions that allow for the proposed strategies to cope with risks. Information technology and strategic planning complement each other to attain the sustainable development goals (SDGs). Risk management frameworks, business continuity systems, and strategic planning methodologies such as mechanism design theory, strategic adaptive cognition (SAC), and risk mechanism theory (RMT) are the fundamental components needed to have a universal approach embedded into the national development plans agenda. As technology no longer follows an orderly, linear path, but improves exponentially, developing a strategic approach to ICT implementation help world leaders in the difficult but inspiring task of making a sustainable world and consequently find solutions to achieve the SDGs and the desired growth pattern that must be sustained, inclusive and equitable. Features: Discusses for the first time the potential of ICT as a transformative power in finding solutions to climatic and economic issues. Illustrates comprehensive strategic planning for leaders to implement in both public and private organizations. Integrates standards and frameworks in the context of sustainable development along with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Describes in detail how mechanism design, risk management, business continuity systems, a comprehensive strategic planning using SAC (Strategic Adaptive Cognition) and risk mechanism theory can be used to address environmental risks and attain sustainable development goals (SDGs). Explains eHealth as an adaptation strategy to address future changes in climate and impacts, and the links between mitigation and adaptation to ICTs.

Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development

Proceedings of ICT4SD 2016
Author: Durgesh Kumar Mishra,Malaya Kumar Nayak,Amit Joshi
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811039321
Category: Computers
Page: 512
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The book proposes new technologies and discusses future solutions for design infrastructure for ICT. The book contains high quality submissions presented at Second International Conference on Information and Communication Technology for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD - 2016) held at Goa, India during 1 - 2 July, 2016. The conference stimulates the cutting-edge research discussions among many academic pioneering researchers, scientists, industrial engineers, and students from all around the world. The topics covered in this book also focus on innovative issues at international level by bringing together the experts from different countries.

Information and Communication Technologies for Sustainable Tourism


Author: Alisha Ali,Andrew J. Frew
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113510025X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Sustainable development is a highly topical issue and is of critical importance to tourism as the environment is of utmost importance for the continued development and prosperity of the industry. There have been numerous texts written on sustainable tourism and the measures to mitigate and manage this but none which acknowledges Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a mechanism of doing so despite being an emerging area of research. ICT in this context refers to innovative tools which form an integrated system of software and networked equipment that facilitates data processing information sharing communication and the ability to search and select from an existing range of products and services for an organisation’s benefits. Despite the symbiotic relationship, which exists between ICT and sustainable tourism, there has been little research, which has considered how the use of such technology can be used to make sustainable tourism development a more workable reality. This opportune book is the first to provide a focus on the interrelationship of these two important topics demonstrating their synergies and providing insight into a new and innovative approach to managing sustainable tourism development. It considers the use of technology to reduce the negative impacts of tourism from both the demand and supply side perspectives. A critical review of a range of cutting edge technologies used by tourists and businesses to assess their usefulness in managing sustainable tourism development from the macro to the micro level is also discussed. It further integrates examples and practical applications to show how ICT can be an invaluable mechanism in the management of sustainable tourism development. This cutting-edge volume provides a wealth of information on an important yet neglected subject. This book will be invaluable reading for students, researchers, academics and members of the tourism industry looking for new and innovate ways of fostering a more sustainable tourism industry.

Information and Communication Technologies for Development

14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, May 22-24, 2017, Proceedings
Author: Jyoti Choudrie,M. Sirajul Islam,Fathul Wahid,Julian M. Bass,Johanes Eka Priyatma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319591118
Category: Computers
Page: 850
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2017, held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in May 2017. The 60 revised full papers and 8 short papers presented together with 3 keynotes were carefully reviewed and selected from 118 submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: large scale and complex information systems for development; women empowerment and gender justice; social mechanisms of ICT-enabled development; the data revolution and sustainable development goals; critical perspectives on ICT and open innovation for development; the contribution of practice theories to ICT for development; agile development; indigenous local community grounded ICT developments; global sourcing and development; sustainability in ICT4D; and information systems development and implementation in Southeast Asia. Also included are a graduate student track, current issues and notes. The chapter ‘An Analysis of Accountability Concepts for Open Development’ is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

ICT Innovations for Sustainability


Author: Lorenz M. Hilty,Bernard Aebischer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319092286
Category: Computers
Page: 474
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ICT Innovations for Sustainability is an investigation of how information and communication technology can contribute to sustainable development. It presents clear definitions of sustainability, suggesting conceptual frameworks for the positive and negative effects of ICT on sustainable development. It reviews methods of assessing the direct and indirect impact of ICT systems on energy and materials demand, and examines the results of such assessments. In addition, it investigates ICT-based approaches to supporting sustainable patterns of production and consumption, analyzing them at various levels of abstraction – from end-user devices, Internet infrastructure, user behavior, and social practices to macro-economic indicators. Combining approaches from Computer Science, Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction, Economics, and Environmental Sciences, the book presents a new, holistic perspective on ICT for Sustainability (ICT4S). It is an indispensable resource for anyone working in the area of ICT for Energy Efficiency, Life Cycle Assessment of ICT, Green IT, Green Information Systems, Environmental Informatics, Energy Informatics, Sustainable HCI, or Computational Sustainability.

Proceedings of International Conference on ICT for Sustainable Development

ICT4SD 2015
Author: Suresh Chandra Satapathy,Amit Joshi,Nilesh Modi,Nisarg Pathak
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811001294
Category: Computers
Page: 757
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The two volumes of this book collect high-quality peer-reviewed research papers presented in the International Conference on ICT for Sustainable Development (ICT4SD 2015) held at Ahmedabad, India during 3 – 4 July 2015. The book discusses all areas of Information and Communication Technologies and its applications in field for engineering and management. The main focus of the volumes are on applications of ICT for Infrastructure, e-Governance, and contemporary technologies advancements on Data Mining, Security, Computer Graphics, etc. The objective of this International Conference is to provide an opportunity for the researchers, academicians, industry persons and students to interact and exchange ideas, experience and expertise in the current trend and strategies for Information and Communication Technologies.

Information Technology and Sustainability

Essays on the Relationship between Information Technology and Sustainable Development
Author: Lorenz M. Hilty
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3842396554
Category: Nature
Page: 180
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Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are contributing both to environmental problems and to their solution. Will ICT producers, users and recyclers be the major polluters of tomorrow, or will 'Green IT' and a dematerialized information society save the climate? This book provides an in-depth analysis of the relationship between ICT and sustainable development, culminating in 15 recommendations – to producers, users and political decision makers – which show the way to a sustainable information society. Keywords: Information Technology, Environment, Sustainable Development, Environmental Informatics, Green IT, Green Computing, Data Centers, Energy Efficiency, Resource Productivity, Dematerialization, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), E-waste, Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Recycling, Technological Complexity, Critical Information Infrastructure, Open Standards, Rebound Effect.

ICT for the Next Five Billion People

Information and Communication for Sustainable Development
Author: Josef Lorenz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642122256
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 124
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Currently, around one to two billion users are able to connect to the Internet, most of them living in the industrialized parts of the world. However, if we want to improve the quality of life of the world population with the help of access to information and education, it is necessary that in the next decade an additional five billion people gain access to the Internet. The next five billion Internet users are mainly living in emerging economies. Therefore, the main challenge is to lower the economic barrier using new approaches for infrastructure deployment and service delivery to billions of people. This book reflects the discussions of the challenges from the Münchner Kreis with representatives from the ICT industry, academia, non-governmental organizations and governmental development organizations, among them many representatives from emerging economies in Africa and Asia. They had highlighted the real demand for ICT, and what impact ICT creates for the wealth and lifestyle of the people.

Knowledge Societies

Information Technology for Sustainable Development
Author: Robin Mansell,Uta Wehn
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9789211007718
Category: Acceso a la informacion
Page: 323
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Knowledge Societies --in a Nutshell

Information Technology for Sustainable Development
Author: Andreas Credé,Robin E. Mansell
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 1552500594
Category: History
Page: 62
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In summarizing the full-length report of the Working Group (entitled Knowledge Societies), this book focuses particularly on the dangers that will accompany a failure to develop information and communication technology (ICT) strategies tailored to the specific and changing needs of countries in the developing regions of the world. It will appeal to decision-makers and ICT producers and users, as well as to development professionals, academics, and citizens interested in development issues and the new and emerging information and communication technologies.

E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis


Author: Andreopoulou, Zacharoula
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466645512
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 317
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Implementation of technology into social and economic developments have provided key strengths in improving competitiveness and meeting the demands of modern society for life and the economy; including adapting to green development as a means to confront the economic crisis. E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis brings together a multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge on the application of electronic and mobile innovations towards the sustainable development of the economy. Providing an opportunity to identify effective e-innovation and successful practices, this book is essential for researchers, students, rural developers, and academics in the fields of economics, sustainable development, informatics, and the environment.

Information and Communication Technologies, Society and Human Beings: Theory and Framework (Festschrift in honor of Gunilla Bradley)

Theory and Framework (Festschrift in honor of Gunilla Bradley)
Author: Haftor, Darek
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1609600592
Category: Computers
Page: 660
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Information and Communication Technologies, Society and Human Beings: Theory and Framework addresses the extensive area of effects of ICT on human beings and the interaction between ICT, individuals, organizations, and society. This premier reference source features contributions from over 45 distinguished researchers from around the world, each presenting high quality research on Social Informatics, Human Computer Interaction, Organizational Behavior, and Macro-ergonomics. This unique publication is perfect for students, teachers, researchers, engineers, practitioners, managers, policy-makers, and media alike.

Knowledge Societies --in a Nutshell

Information Technology for Sustainable Development
Author: Andreas Credé,Robin Mansell,Robin E. Mansell,International Development Research Centre (Canada),United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development
Publisher: International Development Research
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 49
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Knowledge Societies in a Nutshell: Information Technology for Sustainable Development

Rethinking Sustainable Development

Urban Management, Engineering, and Design
Author: Tan Yigitcanlar
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 161692022X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 379
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"This book investigates the role of urban, regional and infrastructure planning in achieving sustainable urban and infrastructure development, providing insights into overcoming the consequences of unsustainable development"--Provided by publisher.

The Practice of Macro Social Work


Author: William G Brueggemann
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495602280
Category: Social Science
Page: 552
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Intended for those who want to make a difference in today's modern society, this comprehensive book explores the theory and methods in nine arenas of macro social work at the community, organizational, societal, and global levels of practice. THE PRACTICE OF MACRO SOCIAL WORK, Fourth Edition, challenges readers to use their concern, values, and critical thinking skills to assist those who struggle and have been excluded from making decisions that affect their lives--and to empower these less fortunate individuals to reclaim a healthy social environment for themselves and their children. The book's generalist orientation provides an organizational framework as well as history, biographical material on leading macro social workers, illustrative contemporary examples, and factual data that offers real life detail. Most important is the depth and wealth of practical information that assists readers in understanding how to help people engage in solving social problems, and in influencing social change to bring about a more just society and humane global civilization. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Buchführung 1 DATEV-Kontenrahmen 2017

Grundlagen der Buchführung für Industrie- und Handelsbetriebe
Author: Manfred Bornhofen,Martin C. Bornhofen
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658165332
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 472
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Der vorliegende Band Buchführung 1 bietet Ihnen in bewährter Didaktik einen schnellen und leicht verständlichen Zugang zu den Grundlagen der Buchführung. Der an den Anforderungen der Praxis ausgerichtete Aufgabenteil umfasst Aufgaben mit unterschiedlichem Schwierigkeitsgrad. Weitere Aufgaben und Lösungen zur Verstärkung des Lernerfolgs enthält das zur Buchführung 1 erhältliche Lösungsbuch. – Dem Werk liegen die in der Praxis am häufigsten verwendeten DATEV-Kontenrahmen SKR 04 und SKR 03 zugrunde. Sie sind kompatibel mit den wichtigsten übrigen Kontenrahmen (z. B. GKR und IKR). – Die 29., überarbeitete Auflage berücksichtigt die bis zum 31.05.2017 maßgebliche Rechtslage. Rechtsänderungen, die sich ab 01.06.2017 noch für 2017 ergeben, können Sie kostenlos als „Online Plus“ auf der Homepage zum Buch abrufen. Damit wird der komplette Rechtsstand für das Jahr 2017 garantiert. – Ihr zusätzlicher Mehrwert: eBook inside! Ab der 29., überarbeiteten Auflage 2017 erscheint die gesamte Bornhofen Edition auf vielfachen Wunsch erstmalig mit eBook inside, um das digitale Arbeiten mit dem Unterrichts- und Lernstoff zu erleichtern – ein Meilenstein in der Geschichte dieser Lehrbücher und relevanter Mehrwert für alle Lehrenden und Lernenden. Begleitend zum Lehrbuch ist auch ein Lösungsbuch mit weiteren Prüfungsaufgaben und Lösungen zur Rechtslage des Jahres 2017 (ISBN 978-3-658-16534-5) erhältlich.

Equitable Access

Information and Communication Technology for Open and Distance Learning
Author: Olivia Adwoa Tiwaah Frimpong Kwapong
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440194173
Category: Social Science
Page: 260
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Concerns about new learning environments have spurred the debate as to whether the new world of online teaching and virtual studying might be as closed to the developing world, especially the women, as the traditional universities were until the turn of the twentieth century. Gender specific and feminist research shows that women often have less access to technology, less control over the ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in their homes and places of work, and less confidence and competency in using these technologies. According to the United Nations, lack of access to information is the third most important issue facing women globally, after poverty and violence against women. Equitable Access looks in detail at the ODL (Online Distance Learning) and ICT situations in Ghana. The author provides a critical assessment of the strengths and threats to the development of an effective distance education program in tertiary institutions in Ghana, surfacing the need to promote equity in educational access. Based on a survey of distance learners in four public universities, the author navigates to the heart of issues and determines that in Ghana and for that matter Africa, the digital and gender divides could further widen if conscious effort is not made to mainstream ICT in all gender issues.

Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements

Trends, Issues and Advancements
Author: Adomi, Esharenana E.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1615208488
Category: Computers
Page: 994
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The Handbook of Research on Information Communication Technology Policy: Trends, Issues and Advancements provides a comprehensive and reliable source of information on current developments in information communication technologies. This source includes ICT policies; a guide on ICT policy formulation, implementation, adoption, monitoring, evaluation and application; and background information for scholars and researchers interested in carrying out research on ICT policies.

Good Practice in Information and Communication Technology for Education


Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
ISBN: 9292547666
Category: Education
Page: 32
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ICT for education is a rapidly evolving and high-priority development area. This guide stresses the importance of a holistic good practice framework in which ICT for education issues are pursued through three interrelated perspectives: (i) national perspective, (ii) education sector perspective, and (iii) education institution and school perspective. The guide draws on a range of sources, including the findings of ADB’s studies on ICT for education and the experience ADB has gained with stakeholders and partners in providing project assistance for ICT for education in its developing member countries.