Information society and its challenges to emerging economies
ATIC (The Information Technology and Communications Association
implications of new information and communications technologies
are profound. Knowledge based economy leads to large-scale access
and use of systems based on digital technologies and has to be built
for all, for the first time not only for an elite. Building the
information society is a challenging process for the emerging economies.
implications are discussed in the paper with accent on the need
to make substantial steps to increase its IT readiness, the role
of governments and of the ICT industry, the need for large-scale
dissemination of IT skills, etc. There is a historical opportunity
window for CEE & NIS region, a not-to-be-missed opportunity
offered by technologies and political developments.