Electronic communication technology offers many services; hence providing the individual with utility. The utility obtained may enable individuals economically, from an organisational or personal point of view, or the utility may lie in safety or morale, a more personal matter. There are many reasons for using electronic communication technology; however, once it has been incorporated into individuals’ lives, they may come to rely on it heavily. It is for this reason, that individuals should identify their level of dependency on electronic communication services. Then, a continuity strategy can be established to address the level of dependency. This paper seeks to provide individuals with a framework for establishing a personal ICT continuity strategy to prolong electronic communication service.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques Fouché
    • 1
  • Rossouw von Solms
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for ICT AdvancementNelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityPort ElizabethSouth Africa

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