Deploying new technologies will be affected by political and regulatory dimensions. Politics will affect the deployment of new technology. This is evident with the various policies that have been put by governments concerning the various dimensions of technology (Cheng, 2013). Both local and international perspectives of technology deployment will have to be considered in the new technologies (Coşgel, Miceli, & Rubin, 2012). This is an vital process that needs to be considered in the deployment process. There are processes that have to be followed before new technological applications have been approved by the government. It is because of these processes that technology deployment will be affected politically. Another political dimension is that there are political interests that will have to be considered before new technologies are accepted (Hanson, & Narula, 2013). The political structure and status of a given country will affect the rate of new technology adoption for the country. Governments have different regulations that will affect the adoption of technology. These include regulatory frameworks like privacy and security concerns. These will affect the technologies that will be adopted by given entities. There is also the culture aspect that needs to be considered. Different cultures will affect the technologies that will be deployed.
One of the external forces that can affect the perception of the technology for consumers is the regulatory frameworks. If there is a lot of interference in the use of the new technology, the perception of the consumer will be affected (Venkatesh, Thong, & Xu, 2012). Another external force is the security and privacy issues of the new technology. This is evident with the fact that there is a lot of concern for many users in the use of new technologies and the use of these technologies (Huijts, Molin, & Steg, 2012). If the new technology will compromise the security and privacy of the users, then the perception of the user will change. Another external force is economic status of the country. This will affect the penetration of the technology. The financial status of consumers will affect the perception towards adopting some technologies because of the associated costs of these technologies (Kim, & Forsythe, 2010).
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