Seymour E. Goodman

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This paper presents a comprehensive framework for describing the diffusion of the Internet in a country. It incorporates insights gained from in-depth studies of about 25 countries undertaken since 1997. The framework characterizes diffusion using six dimensions, defining them in detail, and examines how the six dimensions relate to underlying bodies of(More)
Africa seems to be the "lost continent" of the information technologies (IT). The second largest continent is the least computerized, l and its more than twoscore countries have an average telephone density that is an order of magnitude smaller than that of the European Community. A recent graphic on world computer densities used the map of Africa simply as(More)
Experience with information technology (IT) implementation i the local administrations of less developed countries (LDCs) has been largely disappointing. Conventional wisdom suggests that such implementation efforts are usually inappropriate to the information-poor environments ofmany LDCs. This study describes the Governorates Project in Egypt, which seems(More)
I communi ty in the Arab world, and The role, status and future of the information technologies (IT) in the Middle East, with the" partial exceptions of Israel and Turkey, have been largely ignored or misunderstood by most of the world. The economic, political and strategic significance of this region make technological lacuna about it inexcusable. Oil, a(More)
If the 1, be considered a market ph’enome“on, with sustained double-digit growth and no apparent end in sight to the upward spiral. Recent lnrernet numbers arc stunning. Between ,Janwry 199.1 and January 1994, the number of hosts grew from 1,~313,000 to 2,217,OOO; an impressive 69% increase j7]. Over 70 countries have full TCP/IP Internet connectivity, and(More)
Spanning 7.2 million square kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean to the Red Sea, and encompassing the Great Saharan Desert and Nile River Valley, North Africa embraces Mauritania, Western Sahara, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Egypt. Charting the development of information technology (IT) is as challenging as traversing the souks, the labyrinthine(More)
To many, India is a land of religious and ethnic conflict, entrenched and corrupt bureaucracies, and Hollywood-fueled visions of resplendent maharajahs and palaces in a sea of teeming poverty. Indeed, media coverage of recent events have sustained these images: the 1991 assassination of ex-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi , violent separatist movements in the(More)
Explains the nature of cybersecurity threats Explores why previous cybersecurity research efforts have had less impact on the nation’s cybersecurity t th d i d pos ure an es re Enumerates societal objectives for trustworthy systems Presents a broad strategy for cybersecurity research and proposes some research thrusts that are f f presently not major(More)
This report presents a conceptual framework for multi-level modeling of complex sociotechnical systems, provides linkages to the historical roots and technical underpinnings of this framework, and outlines a catalog of component models for populating multi-level models. This includes a description of the “systems movement,” a summary of philosophical(More)