Browsing SAJIC Issue 8, 2007 by Issue Date

Browsing SAJIC Issue 8, 2007 by Issue Date

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  • Verhoest, Pascal; James, Tina; Marais, Mario; Van Audenhove, Leo (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    This contribution presents the results of a pilot project on ICT usage by South African SMMEs in the tourism industry. The Electronic Business Survey (EBS) methodology which was tested for applicability in a developing ...
  • Morganti, Luciano (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    Who exactly are the main players behind the technical infrastructure of the Internet? What paths are emerging at a global level about the use of the Internet? Where and by whom is content produced and consumed? To put it ...
  • Esselaar, Steve; Soete, Pieter (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    In the past, the main obstacle against building network infrastructure was the cost. Technological advances, however, have meant that building a functional, low-cost network is possible. Knysna is the first municipality ...
  • Emdon, Heloise; Seebregts, Chris (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
  • Van Audenhove, Leo; Ballon, Pieter; Poel, Martijn; Staelens, Tomas (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    Wireless City Networks are a recent, but growing phenomenon. In the United States hundreds of cities are looking into the possibility of rolling out Wi-Fi or WiMax based networks over substantial parts of the city. The ...
  • Pierson, Jo; Baelden, Dorien; Lievens, Bram; Marsigny, Christine (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    In the transition of the techno-economic paradigm from a (post) industrial to an information society, it is crucial that ICT and broadband become embedded within the whole of the socio-economic system. However figures show ...
  • Gillwald, Alison (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    This paper explores the underlying causes of South Africa’s relatively poor broadband penetration despite Government’s acknowledgment of its centrality to a modern economy and information society. South Africa’s broadband ...
  • Abrahams, Lucienne; Bakker, Brian; Bhyat, Mohamed (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    The article raises two related questions, the strategy question of whether South Africa should focus on universal access to the Internet in the next 10 years for all cities and towns and the operational question of how ...
  • Van den Broeck, Wendy; Lievens, Bram (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    In the society we live in today, access to information is crucial. But because of the increased amount of data as well as the nature of the content, a simple Internet connection is no longer sufficient. The EU government, ...
  • Sutherland, Ewan (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
    Leased lines are basic building blocks of mobile networks, ISPs and virtual private networks. In South Africa they have been provided almost exclusively by Telkom SA, the incumbent operator, at comparatively high prices. ...
  • Delaere, Simon (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)
  • Gillwald, Alison; Van Audenhove, Leo (LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg, 2007-12-15)

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