Category Archive: Computing

Nov 19 2014

Do cyber cafés still have a place in the Caribbean?

In this day and age when everyone aspires to have their own personal computing device, Internet/cyber cafés might still be necessary in the Caribbean. Over the past few years there has been an increasing focus on ensuring individual (and household) take-up of Internet services, both fixed-line and mobile/cellular based. As a result, it may seem …

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Oct 29 2014

3 reasons why Caribbean businesses should consider e-care

A discussion of the growing trend towards digital customer care and some reasons why Caribbean should consider it. As the business world becomes increasingly competitive, firms are continually being driven to improve efficiencies and effectiveness. However, at the same time, technology is allowing consumers to exert even more control over the entire sales experience. It …

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Oct 24 2014

“Generation Open” and Open Access

A discussion on Open Access, and its importance, in recognition of International Open Access Week. Whenever we need to research a subject, we no longer reach for a set of encyclopaedias, or head to our local library to pore through the periodicals and reference books stocked there. Instead, via the Internet, we access a wealth …

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Oct 22 2014

Online, offline, but still falling behind: challenges for Internet use in the Caribbean

Based on a recently published McKinsey report, a discussion on challenges for Internet use in the Caribbean. At recent count, although the global population was around 7.1 billion at the end of 2013, only 40%, or 2.8 billion are online (Source: Internet World Stats). Though that figure might seem impressive, thought leaders, such as McKinsey …

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Oct 17 2014

5 tech offering to help you cope with the chikungunya virus

Four apps and one device that could be useful during the throes of, but more so after, a serious illness such as chikungunya that is currently plaguing the Caribbean. For those of us who live in the Caribbean, typically we know at least one person who has contracted the chikungunya virus. We might even have …

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