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IT Evolution: Opportunities for Personal and National Development

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International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2015 by IJCA Journal
Volume 115 - Number 19
Year of Publication: 2015
Authors:
Onuiri Ernest E.
Idowu Sunday A.
Chioma Patricia E.
10.5120/20262-2665

Onuiri Ernest E., Idowu Sunday A. and Chioma Patricia E.. Article: IT Evolution: Opportunities for Personal and National Development. International Journal of Computer Applications 115(19):37-42, April 2015. Full text available. BibTeX

@article{key:article,
	author = {Onuiri Ernest E. and Idowu Sunday A. and Chioma Patricia E.},
	title = {Article: IT Evolution: Opportunities for Personal and National Development},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2015},
	volume = {115},
	number = {19},
	pages = {37-42},
	month = {April},
	note = {Full text available}
}

Abstract

The turn of the 21st Century brought with it the Information Age. Over the years, Information Technology (IT) has evolved, producing a lot of breakthroughs in various sectors and bringing about the automation of various processes around the world,therebymaking life easier and more comfortable. It has brought about the sharing of information on a global scale, leading to the growth of developing countries and advancement of already developed countries. This paper takes an exploratory look at the concept of Information Technology, its evolution and effects on personal and national development. Findings suggest that Information Technology platforms and paradigms now pervade all conceivable aspects of human endeavour, and has gone a long way in enhancing and in some cases, optimizing outputs in these areas. These domains of interest include education, health, communication, banking, security, mass media, recreation and tourism, which have all translated into wealth creation both at personal and national levels.

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