There is a great disparity between the information infrastructure and use of computers in developing and developed countries. With rapid innovations in computer technology, dropping prices and· reduced product cycl e time, the gul f of disparity will only increase with adverse economic, social, and pol itical repercussions. This gul f can be reduced if the transfer of computer technology to developing countries were formal ized and implemented. Strategies for transfer and the content of what to transfer is the subject of this paper. Also discussed and identified are the needs for research in optimum strategies for the diffusion and transfer of computer know-how and technology.