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Switzerland is well-advanced along the diffusion curve of ICT use in business. Levels of basic “readiness” (see IT Outlook 2002, 2004) are high, and it is well equipped with the necessary hardware, both information technology and communications technology. However diffusion is uneven and ICT impacts on business may be lower than expected based on the average levels of equipment and diffusion. Switzerland tends to be a follower in
How precisely does ICT affect economic growth and the efficiency of firms? How well can these impacts be measured? And under which conditions do the impacts of ICT emerge?
The key themes of this one day Forum provided the basis for OECD governments and other stakeholders to identify the benefits and limits of PETs for businesses and individual users, and better envision how the development and use of such tools should be further encouraged at the global level.
From 1999 to 2002, the OECD published annual reports, produced and submitted by OECD member countries. In 2003, the Committee on Consumer Policy decided to discontinue publishing these reports.
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Broadband Internet is providing not only text, data and images, but also entertainment content, resulting in a process whereby Internet (telecommunications) and broadcasting applications are starting to converge.
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The purpose of this report is to examine the pros and cons of the assignment of spectrum based on auctions and assignment based on a comparative selection (beauty contest).
Using a common analytical framework developed by the OECD's E-Government Project, this report is the first in a series of national e-government reviews that will look at ICT use in government and its implementation challenges and governance implications.
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This paper proposes some ways forward in stimulating and structuring interdisciplinary research on business-to-business electronic commerce. A ‘commerce-centred’ perspective is proposed that is grounded in concepts of commerce as a complex socio-economic institution. On this basis, a conceptual framework is developed for assessing the dynamics and impacts of electronic commerce in the value chains of products (goods and services).
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The Study Plan implements the conceptual building blocks presented in the methodology paper. The plan consists of three parts which are carried out sequentially.
This volume draws together OECD work to date on measures for ensuring effective privacy protection online.