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OECD Information Technology Outlook 2010

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Published on November 22, 2010

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Information technology (IT) and the Internet are major drivers of research, innovation, growth and social change. The 2010 edition of the OECD Information Technology Outlook analyses the economic crisis and recovery, and suggests that the outlook for IT goods and services industries is good after weathering a turbulent economic period better than during the crisis at the beginning of the 2000s. The industry continues to restructure, with non-OECD economies, particularly China and India, major suppliers of information and communications technology-related goods and services.

The role of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in tackling environmental problems and climate change is analysed extensively, with emphasis on the role of ICTs in enabling more widespread improvements in environmental performance across the economy and in underpinning systemic changes in behaviour.

Recent trends in OECD ICT policies are analysed to see if they are rising to new challenges in the recovery. Priorities are now on getting the economy moving, focusing on ICT skills and employment, broadband diffusion, ICT R&D and venture finance, and a major new emphasis on using ICTs to tackle environmental problems and climate change.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword
Highlights
Recent Developments and Outlook
Globalisation of the ICT Sector
ICT Skills and Employment
The Internet Economy in the Post-crisis Era and Recovery
Greener and Smarter: ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change
Smart Sensor Networks for Green Growth
ICT Policy Developments from Crisis to Recovery
Annex A. Methodology and Definitions
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Further reading

 OECD Internet Economy Outlook (2012)

 OECD Communications Outlook (2013)

 Measuring the Digital Economy: A New Perspective (2014)

Key findings and sample data

 ICTs, growth and employment during the crisis

 

 

Globalisation of the ICT sector

See chart: ICT sector value added in the OECD, distribution of manufacturing and services

See chart: ICT sector value added in the OECD, distribution of manufacturing and services


Digital content

Digital content share in games, music, advertising, film and newspaper sectors


ICTs and the environment

Electricity lost during transmission and distribution globally 


Government ICT policies

Top ICT policy developments for the economic recovery