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Social impact of information technology : implications for a semi-govermental institution

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dc.creator Bopape, H. Maishe
dc.creator Lubbe, Sam
dc.creator Klopper, Rembrandt 2009-12-24T08:31:19Z 2009-12-24T08:31:19Z 2009-06-30 2018-06-25T18:06:00Z 2018-06-25T18:06:00Z
dc.identifier Bopape, HM, Lubbe, S & Klopper, R 2009,'Social impact of information technology : implications for a semi-govermental institution', 29-30 June 2009, Westminster Business School, University of Westminster, London, UK.
dc.description Universities in SA are an example of Semi-Governmental Institutes. They have developed and implemented a variety of Information Systems (IS) for the use of their students and lecturers. The problem is that insufficient attention has been paid to the impacts of IS on social communities of organisations. The social impact of IS is rarely taken into account when systems are being designed or implemented, leading to many IS failures. This research report gives an account of issues around the interface between IS and society, and addresses the social impact of IS by investigating the IS and its users at the University of South Africa (UNISA). Particular social impacts of IS will be discussed with the objective of proposing a set of guidelines to help ensure that the potential social impacts of tertiary institutes’ IS are already being considered in their design and implementation phases, thereby increasing the likelihood of their successful implementation. Those who stand to benefit from information contained in this study include various tertiary institutes’ faculties of Information Systems and Technology, the departments responsible for the development of those IS, their users, and encompassing the social community.
dc.language en
dc.subject Social Informatics
dc.subject Socio-Informatics
dc.subject Social context
dc.subject User involvement
dc.subject Information Systems
dc.subject Information Technology
dc.subject Technology adoption
dc.subject User acceptance
dc.subject ICT
dc.subject IS&T
dc.title Social impact of information technology : implications for a semi-govermental institution
dc.type Article

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