MSOM 306.4

MSOM 306.4 - Network Readiness Index Network Use Internet...

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Network Readiness Index Network Use Internet Users Cellular users Internet users/host % of computers connected to Internet Public access to Internet Enabling Factors Information Infrastructure (HW, SW, support) Policy and Economic environment Society: learning, opportunity, social capital Economy: egovernment, ecommerce, general e-infrastructure (GITR 2001-2002: 14). *Which countries have the highest NRI?
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Network Readiness See the handout on Network readiness which is defined as: the degree of preparation of a nation or community to participate in and benefit from ICT developments.” GITR , 2003-2004, p. 4. How many Western Asian Countries do you see? Which are they? Which are missing? Do you think there is a connection between the current Middle East conflicts and network readiness?
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II. The Effects of the IT Revolution on Communication What forms of communication technology did your grandmother have when she was your age? What new technologies will be available when you yourselves are of the age to be grandparents?
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Communications Technology Telegraph 1844-Samuel Morse Telephone 1870s- Gray/ Bell Radio 1890s -Tesla/Marconi Fiber optic 1960s-DiVita Satellite communications 1950s US/USSR Cell phone 1973-Cooper, portable handset Networking technologies: Internet, IM/VoIP/Peer-to- peer
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Regulation The Internet and the myriad forms of communication media have made traditional forms of regulation difficult. Prior to 1980, most TV around the world was
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course IT 306 taught by Professor Lyons during the Fall '10 term at George Mason.

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MSOM 306.4 - Network Readiness Index Network Use Internet...

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