African societal challenges transformation through IoT

Salim Al-Isma’ili, Mengxiang Li, Jun Shen, Qiang He, Abdulaziz Alghazi

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    Very limited trials have been conducted either industrially or academically in trying to uncover the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) in leveraging the societal problems in Africa. Based on the review of the current status of IoT implementation in Africa, we highlighted the potential opportunities to be taken into consideration by different stakeholders to leverage the living standards in the African nations. The study also identified some of the impending challenges that need to be addressed for a successful implementation of IoT solutions. The study proposes a framework that includes the relevant stakeholders, who need to cooperate harmoniously to alleviate the African countries’ challenges in areas such as agriculture and healthcare. This paper also proposes a multi-perspective research framework and aims to test it empirically to understand the views of IoT among users and practitioners in Africa.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPACIS 2017 Proceedings
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2017
    Event21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2017: Societal Transformation Through IS/IT - Langkawi, Malaysia
    Duration: 16 Jul 201720 Jul 2017

    Publication series

    NamePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems


    Conference21st Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, PACIS 2017
    Internet address

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Information Systems

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Africa
    • Challenges
    • Internet of Things
    • Opportunities
    • Transformation


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