Tag Archive: Information Society

Sep 28 2016

Satellite communication: pros and cons

Guyana plans to roll out satellite communication to serve some areas of the country. Here briefly examine the medium and highlight key advantages and disadvantages. In today’s world, we continue to aspire for the latest technology – be it the latest device, such as the recently released Apple iPhone 7, or the latest infrastructure, such …

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Sep 09 2016

Why hasn’t e-book publishing taken off in the Caribbean?

Although there might be an impressive catalogue of Caribbean literature, much of it is not available electronically. We discuss some reasons why. For those of us who love to read, electronic (e-)books have been a godsend. While we may miss the tactile experience of handling a printed book, or the pride of owning stacks of …

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Aug 31 2016

4 reasons why there is a digital divide between the public and private sector

If asked the private sector across the Caribbean would say that ICT in the public sector is grossly under-developed. Some of the contributing factors are discussed. At a seminar on ICT entrepreneurship held last week and organised by the Telecommunication Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT), a number of speakers highlighted in various ways that …

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Aug 24 2016

Free or paid airport Wi-Fi: 4 considerations

Many Caribbean airports have paid Wi-Fi access for travellers, which might allow them to win a battle, but lose the war. Increasingly, Caribbean countries have been expressing intentions to offer free Wi-Fi. Those initiatives tend to range from having free access in public spaces in major towns and cities, to 100% country-wide coverage. However, in …

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Aug 12 2016

Snapshot: 2016 update of e-Government in the Caribbean

A 2016 update of  the development of the e-government across the Caribbean. The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) published the results of its latest e-government survey, which covers all 193 United Nations member states, including the following 16 Caribbean countries: Antigua and Barbuda; the Bahamas Barbados; Belize; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; …

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