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World Development Report 2016: Digital Dividends

WDR-2016-coverThe World Development Report 2016, published by the World Bank Group, focuses this year on the ways in which the Internet can be used to promote development, especially in the case of less advantaged areas.
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Video: The digital enterprise

The_digital_enterpriseIn this video interview, McKinsey director Paul Willmott explains the opportunities and threats posed by the evolution of digital technology, why becoming a digital enterprise is critical, and what leaders should do. Continue reading…

The supply side of the digitization shift

Strategy + Business just published a survey on the supply side of “digitization”, a society shift based on ubiquitous handheld devices, pervasive sensing apparatus, “big data” analytics, digital supply chains, search engines, social networks, satellite-based geographic tracking, interconnected real-time digital infrastructure, and massive server farms. Continue reading…

Data for the Public Good

As we move into an era of unprecedented volumes of data and computing power, the benefits aren’t for business alone. Data can help citizens access government, hold it accountable and build new services to help themselves. Simply making data available is not sufficient. The use of data for the public good is being driven by a distributed community of media, nonprofits, academics and civic advocates. Continue reading…

Visualization: The City of The Future

In 2016, it’s estimated that $39.5 billion will be spent on smart city technology, up from $8.1 billion in 2010. Cisco produced an infographic to show how these investments are making smarter cities. Continue reading…

Infographic: Shaping Sustainable Cities in the Networked Society

Ericsson have released an interesting new infographic which looks at the role of technology in creating sustainable cities as global population hits an expected 9 billion in 2050. Although ‘rapid deployment of broadband networks’ is at the core of Ericsson strategy this infographic also looks at the potential economic and environmental benefits of networked cities. Continue reading…

Web 2.0 Map: “The Data Layer”

The 2011 edition of the Web 2.0 Map showcases the incumbents and upstarts in our network economy, gathered around various territories that represent the Web 2.0’s Points of Control. This year the creators have introduced “The Data Layer”, where for the top companies in the industry they have built “cities of data” which illustrate the relative strengths of each company in eight key segments. Continue reading…

Engaging Communities in Urban Planning

The article “Augmented Deliberation: Merging Physical and Virtual Interaction to Engage Communities in Urban Planning” from Engagement Game Lab introduces the concept of augmented deliberation and demonstrates its implementation in a pilot project. Continue reading…

OSOR.eu – Open Source Observatory and Repository

The Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR.eu) for European public administrations is a platform for exchanging information, experiences and free, libre and open source software (F/OSS) applications. Continue reading…

Structures of Participation in Digital Culture

Structures of Participation in Digital CultureThe Social Science Research Council has made “Structures of Participation in Digital Culture” available for free download. As digital technologies have been engines of cultural innovation, from the virtualization of group networks and social identities to the digital convergence of textual and audio-visual media, this book explores how these new capacities transform our
shared cultures, our understanding of them, and our capacities to act within them. Continue reading…