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The New World of Information and Communication Technologies: Global and Regional Trends

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  • George Cornel Dumitrescu

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The main objective of this paper is to identify the recent global and regional trends in ICT developments and to reveal how companies improve productivity and modernize production and services. Nowadays, the digital lifestyle of the consumers forces technology companies to address their needs in order to maintain and extend the market share. In the 21st Century, wearable devices and other forms of digital applications are gaining momentum. More users are interested in buying notebooks, smart TVs, tablets, smartphones, fitness products, smart watches, connected eyeglasses in order to be in the latest fashion of 21st Century or to use them to make the difference in the competitive markets. The Internet of Things, Unified Communications and 3D printing will revolutionize our lives in the years to come.

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  • George Cornel Dumitrescu, 2014. "The New World of Information and Communication Technologies: Global and Regional Trends," Knowledge Horizons - Economics, Faculty of Finance, Banking and Accountancy Bucharest,"Dimitrie Cantemir" Christian University Bucharest, vol. 6(4), pages 17-24, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:khe:journl:v:6:y:2014:i:4:p:17-24
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    1. Holt, Lynne & Jamison, Mark, 0. "Broadband and contributions to economic growth: Lessons from the US experience," Telecommunications Policy, Elsevier, vol. 33(10-11), pages 575-581, November.
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    Keywords

    Broadband; wireless; mobile; cloud; ICT;

    JEL classification:

    • L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
    • L96 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities - - - Telecommunications
    • M15 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - IT Management
    • O14 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Industrialization; Manufacturing and Service Industries; Choice of Technology

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