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The Colony of Sierra Leone
Henry Smeathman, the botanist, recommended Sierra Leone as the most advantageous place for the establishment of a settlement.1 Established as a Crown Colony in 1808, the Sierra Leone peninsula and the areas directly to the south of it were governed by a Governor-in-Council who combined both Executive and Legislative authority. This system prevailed until 1863 when the Executive and Legislative functions were divided between an Executive Council and a Legislative Council. Though the new councils marked a step away from the earlier form of colonial autocracy, it is argued that they were not intended as a move towards self-government.2 The Colony of Sierra Leone then was inspired by the humanitarian opposition to the institution of slavery and nurtured by the British determination to end the Slave Trade.
The role of IT in business organizations has been crucial in automating processes by managing and using information with the help of computer based tools and techniques. It also entails accumulating, preserving and distribution of organizational information. Most companies store and process data on computers that can be accessed and modified more conveniently as and when required.
Many business organizations either purchase software packages or hire IT professionals or companies that specialize in offering IT related services. The continuous developments and the throat slashing competition have made incorporation of IT imperative in every business set-up. Information technology reduces the risk of failures and increases flexibility by decreasing the cost of adjustment.
IT has impacted on businesses and industries since its inception. Information Technology has helped several businesses in growing the following areas:
- Globalization- IT has helped several small organizations acquire business from different parts of the world. A business is not restricted to particular area or a city, hence, increasing the revenue of the business with an increase in the number of clients.
Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi in his address to the tribals of Orissa said that the rejection by the central government of environment clearance to a big bauxite mining project is a victory for the local tribal people. He congratulated the tribal people for their success in making their voice heard not only in Delhi but overseas as well. aEoeYour voice reached Delhi and it is you who saved your land. I did what I could but this is your own victory,. he said, putting stress on the fact that this battle was fought without resorting to violence. Recalling his last visit , he said that some tribal youth had come and told him that they were fighting for Niyamgiri Hills and whole tribal community had stood up for it because they worshiped the Niyamgiri Hills as their God and it was being taken away from them.