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Review of Information Technology and Communications for Development in Western Asia, Issue 14 (Arabic language)

  • Author: UN, ESCWA
  • Publication date: September 2011
  • Page count: 48
  • Language(s) in this book: Arabic
  • Sales number: 11.II.L.1

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This issue of the Review of Information and Communications Technology for Development in Western Asia addresses the reality and prospects of the Free and Open Source Software in the Arab region, with a focus on its impact on development, which is manifested in giving opportunities to build local capacity, reducing brain drain, supporting local languages, encouraging knowledge industries in developing countries, contributing to bridging the digital gap and stimulating innovation. It presents a review of the United Nations action in that regard and the pivotal role of the Open Source Software in ensuring the security of information and communications technology applications, address scientific innovation among Arab youth through the examination of a number of innovative scientific projects initiated by Arab young people in the context of the “Stars of Science” project, and highlights the growing interest in “Cloud Computing” in the Arab region with a focus on its benefits and obstacles.