In the current age of the Internet, the implication of Information Technology is a major topic for discussion. Focusing on Latin America and the Caribbean, this text addresses the experiences and visions of these areas with respect to education and vocational training. The chances and risks of the growing global information society are discussed for the region, and the needs for telecommunication infrastructure and Internet application projects are addressed. In addition, the book covers the following topics: IT for development in Latin America and the Caribbean; opportunities for vocational training; case studies on the textile and clothing industry and the mechanical industry; telecommunication needs and Internet applications; strategies and results within software export; and co-operation between Brazil and Portuguese-speaking Africa. The book should prove useful to managers and EDP managers and anyone working in informatics, and development studies of Latin America and the Caribbean.
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Weight: 333 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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