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As U.S. and other combat forces continue to withdraw from Afghanistan, the country carries on with its transformation. This article features the CEO and president of Afghan Citadel Software Company (Herat, Afghanistan), discussing how her company is trying to transform Afghanistan one IT project at a time. It explains the custom software and proprietary mobile applications developed by her company for organizations such as the U.S. government and Afghanistan's Ministry of Education. The article looks at how difficult it is to get into the technology industry in Afghanistan, noting that IT jobs are a new concept in the country. It then explains how Internet-connected classrooms were rolled out and explores the potential challenges of completing that project, noting that the biggest challenge was after the installation. Then the article highlights Afghanistan's major IT roadblock. In addition, it reveals the lessons learned from managing projects in environments of high volatility and risk. In closing, the comp
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