Tag archives: ICT

ICT helps city dwellers avoid foodborne illness

It is truly remarkable how many ways smartphones and the wisdom of the crowd can and do assist us in our everyday city life. The other day I learned the hard way about an app in development that tracks tweets to identify which city restaurants might be the likely source of a foodborne illness.

A fundamental shift – how technology is transforming industry

The digital revolution has often been called, the 3rd industrial revolution following those driven by steam and electricity. While these earlier shifts were about creating efficiency and improvements in how products were manufactured, the ICT revolution is about the transformation of what is being processed. It’s redefining critical business assets, creating new economic models and transforming business in the process.

Malaysia and the road to the Networked Society

This is the final installment of a three-part series on enabling the Networked Society in Malaysia. It explores the key enablers being considered by the Malaysian Economic Transformation Program (ETP) team in an effort to transform the nation’s ICT sector including policy, technology business model and ethics enablers.

Stop treating symptoms and start curing diseases

The debate about copyright enforcement has reached a watershed. In this blog, Rene Summer argues that graduated responses can no longer be done on efficiency grounds without at the same time being intellectually dishonest.

ICT in cities makes good business sense

A well-functioning infrastructure is crucial for making modern urban life possible and ICT is an important part of that infrastructure. ICT increases interaction between people, creates new business opportunities, stimulates business development and contributes to economic growth.

Shopping just the start in tomorrow’s in-line world

A smartphone is a girl’s best friend

It’s International Women’s Day and I’m thinking about how the opportunities brought by our industry – or more specifically by broadband, mobility, and the cloud – are essential for women globally, for helping to facilitate their daily lives and for development and innovation within their communities.

A hodgepodge of happenings and a little Swedish pride

Mobile World Congress, it’s like heading to summer camp

Today I’ve spent the whole day rehearsing and preparing for Mobile World Congress, where 67,000 professionals get together in Barcelona every year.

Tide is turning: Copyright to support growth in the digital era