Digital society: a review of e-service and mobile technology in earthquakes relief operations

Kazeem Oseni, Kate Dingley, Penny Hart, Ayoade Adewole, Oluwakayode Dawodu

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Abstract

Developing countries lacking technology infrastructures experience most disasters such as tsunami, hurricane Katrina, earthquakes. Even though, many lives are saved in developed countries through the use of high-level or sophisticated technology, only the technology that is easy to use, inexpensive, durable and field-tested should be introduced and used during the relief operation. The effect of climate change and rapid population growth are probably exposed people inhabiting areas to substantial environmental risks. The authors highlight and identify current practices, particularities, and challenges in earthquakes relief operations with the aims of reviewing the roles E-Service and Mobile Technology tools in real-life situations and practices could do to help in disaster operations. This study focuses on victims of earthquakes worldwide. The study will review and provide insights into the roles of E-Service and Mobile Technologies in earthquakes relief operations and how the internally displaced person could benefit from these services. The limitations of these services will be discussed and how the technology could be used to further predict natural disaster such as earthquakes is also considered.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Managing Information Technology
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2016

Keywords

  • digital society
  • e-service
  • mobile technology
  • earthquakes
  • disaster operations

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