The State of Information Technology in the Arab World
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Information technology has become extremely important in the post-Cold War world. Developments in information technology have been described as a revolution due to their role in spurring human communities into a higher stage of development based in on knowledge and information. Information capital has become an essential resource given that information technology, which refers to both information networks and telecommunications, is now considered a form of capital. The growing importance of information capital arises from the shift towards economic globalization, the growing need for diversifying sources of information to achieve sound decision-making, as well as the overall impact of information technology on the individual politically, socially, and culturally.