The digital economy now permeates countless aspects of the world economy, impacting
sectors as varied as banking, retail, energy, transportation, education, publishing,
media or health. Information and Communication Technologies are transforming the ways
social interactions and personal relationships are conducted, with fixed, mobile and
broadcast networks converging, and devices and objects increasingly connected to form
the Internet of things.
This report assesses how countries can maximise the potential of the digital economy as a driver for innovation and inclusive growth, and discusses the evolutions in the digital economy that policy makers need to consider as well as the emerging challenges they need to address as a part of national digital strategies. Chapters include an overview of the current status and outlook of the digital economy; the main trends in the ICT sector, and developments in communication and regulation policy; and overviews of ICT demand and adoption, plus the effects of the digital economy on growth and development. This volume also includes a chapter on developments related to trust in the digital economy and on the emerging Internet of things.
|An overview of the digital economy|
|The foundations of the digital economy|
|The growing and expanding digital economy|
|Main trends in communication policy and regulation|
|Trust in the digital economy: Security and privacy|
|Emerging issues: The Internet of Things|
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