Information Technology Outlook 2004
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Information Technology Outlook 2004

This volume describes recent market dynamics and gives a detailed overview of the globalisation of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector. It analyses the development and impacts of electronic business processes and describes trends in industries supplying IT goods and services. This volume also looks at how differences in access to ICTs have been supplanted by differences in use, looking especially at digital delivery via broadband for peer-to-peer file exchange, business services and healthcare. Further, ICT skills across all sectors of the economy are analysed to provide insights into the dynamics of job creation and outsourcing.

The potential of selected technological developments is examined, covering nanotechnology, grid computing, radio frequency identification, WiFi and anti-spam technologies. Finally, this volume provides an overview of how IT policies in OECD countries have evolved in the last few years.

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Publication Date :
03 Dec 2004
DOI :
10.1787/it_outlook-2004-en
 
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OECD
Pages :
285–300
DOI :
10.1787/it_outlook-2004-10-en

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ICT policies are increasingly integrated into economic strategies and co-ordinated across government. This chapter outlines recent policy shifts and continuities in OECD countries. Policies focus on R&D and technology diffusion, including building ICT skills. Broadband priorities are matched by growing interest in digital content and delivery. Evaluation of ICTs and economic development is a new focus.
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