In the last decade, IT has advanced so rapidly and its impact has become so pervasive, that it is necessary to revisit the issues and challenges arising from its diffusion and application. According to a recent United Nations report, the increase in power and functionality of IT, coupled with decreasing prices, have contributed to rapid IT adoption and ue in both developed countries and newly industrialized nations of the Asia Pacific region. This region includes some of the fastest growing economies in the world and may become the largest sector of the world economy in the near future; during this time, the roles and impat of iT will be crucial to its nations. This book provides information on IT diffusion in leading countries of the Asia Pacific region. By focusing on some of the different applications and implications of IT in these nations, this book should contribute to the "rounding of the globe".
Placing the Contributions in Context; Information Technology Production and Application in Hong Kong and China - Progress, Policies and Prospects; Toward a Better New Zealand Through Information Technology; Information Technology Policy in India - Production, Diffusion and Policy Trends; Seeding the Clouds of Change - The Planned Evolution of Singapore into an Intelligent Island; Telecommunications and Emerging Asia; Information Technology Development in Singapore and its Geographical Effects; Information Systems for Environmental Monitoring in New Zealand Local Government; Adoption of Electronic Commerce by Small to Medium Enterprises in Australia; Application of Electronic Commerce in New Zealand; Internet Use and Issues in Singapore and USA - A Comparative Study; Protecting Personal Privacy in Cyberspace - Principles and Problems with the New Zealand Privacy Act 1993; Security and Data Protection on the Internet - A New Zealand Perspective; An Overview of Information Technology and Education in Malaysia; Computer Supported Learning in New Zealand Education; Leapfrogging Across the Millennium - Information Technology in Singapore Schools; Vocabulary Acquisition Within the Information Systems Curriculum - A Study Involving Non-Native Speakers of English; Information Systems Curricula and the Tasks of Information Systems Professionals in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia; Tele-Teaching - Australia's Competitive Question; Implementing Flexible Learning in GIS Education - Experiments at the University of Auckland Spatial Analysis Facility; Information Systems Curricula in the People's Republic of China.
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