Module Name: Management of ICT
Module Code: IMAT2601
This individual summative assignment is worth 100% of the module marks for IMAT2601.
The learning outcomes that are assessed by this coursework:1. To illustrate the main practical issues and choices involved in the delivery and support of ICT initiatives for an organization and suggest possible solutions.
2.To develop skills in communicating technical matters to a non-technical audience.
IMAT2601 Individual Report On ICT Implementation Assignment- De Montfort University Leicester UK.
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A government is an enormous and complex organization.
Its operations and strategic focus can be greatly enhanced by the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Today, most governments in developing countries have ongoing information systems projects aiming at improvements in productivity, efficiency of administration, transparency, improvement in the quality of public sector services and citizen participation.
ICTs are, without doubt, enormously powerful tools for development. Perhaps, the real significance of ICTs is not in the technologies as such, but in the possibilities they open up for access to knowledge, information, and communications.
Even though the evidence suggests that under the right circumstances ICT may deliver substantial benefits in the areas of governance and public participation, significant barriers to the effective implementation, uptake and use of ICTs by developing countries also exist, not to mention that the
characteristic challenges that developing nations face may make ICT implementations by their national governments fail to succeed.
A newly appointed CIO of the Information and Communication Technology sector of the World Trade Organization is prioritising setting out a modern descriptive framework for categorising key factors in ICT implementations for developing countries.
Tasks to be undertaken:
1.Your task is to prepare a report for the new CIO to inform his decision making.
2.In this report, you should explain the possible issues and challenges of implementing modern ICT interventions by national governments of developing countries, while considering more specifically, the characteristic socio-technical challenges prevalent in these developing nations.Consider also what solutions there are (service models, deployments etc).
3.Include an evaluation of the advantages (including socio-economic, organizational and technological benefits), and disadvantages if any, of implementing ICT.
4.Your report MUST include an evaluation of the possible drivers/enablers, and barriers/inhibitors of any ICT implementation programme.