New publication released in October 2012:
OECD Internet Economy Outlook
Short address for this page: www.oecd.org/sti/ito
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.
Information technology (IT) and the Internet are major drivers of research, innovation, growth and social change. The OECD Information Technology Outlook 2010 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.
The 2010 edition marked the end of the publication of the OECD Information Technology Outlook. As of 2012 it will be replaced by the OECD Internet Economy Outlook (forthcoming 4 October 2012), which will be published every other year, alternately with the OECD Communications Outlook.
ICTs, growth and employment during the crisis
Globalisation of the ICT sector
ICTs and the environment
Government ICT policies
Chapter 1. Recent Developments and Outlook
Chapter 2: Globalisation of the ICT Sector
Chapter 3. ICT Skills and Employment
Chapter 4. The Internet Economy in the Post-crisis Era and Recovery
Chapter 5. Greener and Smarter: ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change
Chapter 6. Smart Sensor Networks for Green Growth
Chapter 7. ICT Policy Developments from Crisis to Recovery
Annex A. Methodological Annex
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Mr. Taylor Reynolds
Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry
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taylor.reynolds [at] oecd.org