The importance of the term ICT lies less in the three words that it is composed of. Rather, it mainly deals with its practical implementation that involves the providing of a means of communication via technology primarily in the areas that are among the underdeveloped nations.
From its emergence a few decades ago to the present times, ICT or information and Communications Technology has expended such that every unit in the present times cannot imagine survival without it may it be a business or residential unit. Initiating decades ago perhaps with the invention of a telephone ICT stands today as a giant that is the most looked up and the most highly acclaimed for all its achievements and continued renovation.
The manners in which the developments in ICT have affected development are massive. Comparative to the end of the last century which is not very far away the current times are poles apart. Technology has aided development in almost every field and aspect. May it be the economical aspects of a country or its fiscal growth the embedding of technologically advanced hardware and software has turned the meaning of each term upside down. Coordination and communication processing among units of an organization situated at several different physical locations is just a click away now. This enhanced and timely coordination has resulted in the optimization and growth of the produce and has thus substantially enhanced profit margins as well. Particularly speaking just the mere mentioning of the introduction of “Information Systems”, “Digitally Advanced Health Systems”, “Communication Studies”, “Advanced results of HCI or Human and Computer Interaction” and “Development Studies” etc, just to name a few, throws substantial light over what there terminologies and their implementation means to the socio and economic growth of countries specially in the developing and under developed nations’ sector. Expanding this discussion a little furthermore it is observed that the advancements in information and communications technology have led to the redesigning of the entire sector of traditional industry. The introduction of CAD (Computer Aided Design Technology) at the design level opened new horizons in the field of product designing. The industries that were on a brink of closure have relived just by the introduction and implementation of ICT. The revival of product design as well as the simplification of design and manufacturing procedures with added precision and convenience has been topped with extreme increase in the level of proficiency of finished product. The industry owes this all to the exposure to ICT. ICT for DEVELOPMENT, as discussed above, on a