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Research and Markets: OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of OECD Publishing's new report "OECD Internet Economy Outlook 2012" to their offering.

The Internet is now a fundamental infrastructure supporting the economy and is firmly in its 2nd stage of development, having evolved from a data network connecting PCs with wires to a much broader network of new portable devices from mobile phones to tablet computers.

It is also on the cusp of a much larger expansion to objects that typically did not have communications capabilities: the Internet of things is projected to have more connections than the people using them. This raises many important socio-economic and political issues for stakeholders to consider, as economies and societies become increasingly inter-meshed.

Supported by time series data, this publication begins with an overview of trends and highlights how the Internet sector has proven to be resilient during the recent economic crisis. It then examines the various drivers and impacts of Internet use and deployment, as well as emerging technologies, e-health, digital content, security and privacy, and reflects on a methodology for measuring the Internet economy.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Introduction: Expanding connectivity and measuring the Internet economy

-Expanding connectivity

-Measuring the internet economy

Chapter 1. ICTs, the Internet and the crisis: Macro trends

Chapter 2. Internet trends and development

Chapter 3. Internet adoption and use: Households and individuals

Chapter 4. Internet adoption and use: Businesses

Chapter 5. Developments in digital content

Chapter 6. ICTs for health and ageing

Chapter 7. Security and privacy

Chapter 8. Government priorities and policy developments

Annex: Methodological considerations

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