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CMN 170 Midterm Study NotesWeek 1: The Digital AgeWhat is ICT & it’s role in social change?
What are the requisites for digitalization?
What are the opportunities of digitalization?
What to do about it?oTechnology is a tool. A policy on regulation of generic services affects all e-sectors, used to guide technology to what we desire out of it“Technology is a tool to be guided”Fixed line phones down to 15% of the world; replaced by Internet (40%) and mobile phones (~96%). Datausage is exponentially increasing, while voice transmissions are staying relatively even. All data is average of developed and non-developed world.Global broadband cost: in half of countries, cost is <5% of average income. In 10 countries it is 200% of average income. 1/3 of people in world have mobile access. Phones are main data traffic.Digital Divide: Those already in digital age and those not. Seen in various aspects of life:Education: More education = more Internet usage.Geography: Urban have more fixed line connections and rural have more mobile connections.Age: Younger people had increased Internet usageSoftware (World Wide Web) Front end: Visible web page people see. Back end: (80-90% of Internet) connections to different web pages and servers, searching
Some countries have major differences in the amount they spend on software and computing, compared to the number of people they employ in fields of software and computing.E-business: Digital economy

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