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What is Digital Divide
Digital Divide is a term for the division of society (people) to those who have access to modern information and communication technologies and the others who don’t have these capabilities and skills.

Digital Divide (sometimes referred to as Information Divide) is a term for the division of society (people) to those who have access to modern information and communication technologies and the others who don’t have these capabilities and skills.

The fact that some people are unable (because of their age or lack of financial resources) to keep pace with new technologies and to treat them, this gap is increasing and the affected people are separated from access to information and some services (those that are based on digital technologies).

Digital divide is both within the organizations and within individual countries and at international level (different levels of education and access to ICTs between developed and developing countries). The cause of the digital divide is a combination of financial, social and demographic reasons. Wealthier, better educated and younger people have better access to technologies and information.

Digital divide in practice: Organizations should pay attention to the ongoing training and raising the level of qualification of their workers especially in increasing awareness of computer and information literacy to avoid the digital gap between experienced older workers and younger workers just because they cannot control the modern information technology.
The organizations also must pay attention during the introduction of a new information system, to devote a sufficient space for training when working with it.

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Last update: 29.04.2016

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