The new Digital Revolution: From the Consumer Internet to the industrial Internet

Delivering sustainable economic growth
Sep 30, 2015 | Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alicia Bárcena, Antonio Prado, Mario Cimoli, Ricardo Pérez

New digital technologies have led to widespread use of cloud computing, big data analytics, and significant progress in aspects of the Internet of Things. Conditions must be established for use of the new platforms, and to find ways to participate actively in creating content and develop new applications and platforms. In this publication by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, Antonio Prado, Mario Cimoli, and Ricardo Pérez focus on features of the digital revolution; examine strengths and weaknesses in digital access, review the policy debates and urge countries to take a more proactive approach towards regulation, network neutrality and the fight against cybercrime.

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