Tag archives: ICT

What can policy makers do to maximize impact from ICT?

*+-The goal of public policy should of course be to enhance the well-being of nations and its citizens by shaping their competitiveness, the pace of social progress, and the qualitative and quantitative improvement of standards of living.

Getting policies right is a must

*+-There is no built-in outcome into any technology, and benefits of technological progress are not necessarily always distributed fairly. Making the right policy choices will shape the pace, size, sustainability and distribution of the socio-economic progress that can be achieved in the Networked Society.

Why is Stockholm the best city in the world?

*+-At the top of the list comparing 31 cities around the world on aspects of ICT maturity, economy, social development and environmental progress is Stockholm, capital of Sweden, followed closely by London, Singapore and Paris. These are the top-ranking cities in the Networked Society City Index a valuable asset for analyzing the correlation between triple bottom line performance and ICT maturity in cities.

The philosophy of being connected

*+-Access to information makes us independent but also brings us closer to the people and things we depend on to share their data so that we can complete our tasks. In a connected world, a new philosophy is spreading, and it is much larger than the technology itself.

Connectivity will change city life forever

*+-In this series of posts, I will discuss why the urban network is the single most important piece of infrastructure needed for economic growth in a city.

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.