Going Digital: The Status and Future Potential of Internet-Based Economies in Asia

news Asia is in transition from an Internet economy towards a fully digital one, which is defined as all sectors of the economy that rely upon or use IP-enabled networks and platforms as part of the embedded infrastructure of the society.[more]

Reinventing Japan’s Digital Economy

news The Internet is becoming an increasingly indispensable part of businesses across all sectors of the economy. However unlike digitally-borne businesses that have been developed specifically around the Internet, many non-tech, pre-existing industries have yet to catch-up with this digitization. These sectors often need a deliberate shift, if not a complete overhaul, in their business processes to reap the benefits that digitization promises. While Japan has a world-class broadband infrastructure, and an educated and skilled workforce, sectors such as education and agriculture seem to be still in the early stage of the digital shift. Competitiveness of these sectors is of vital importance to create resilient society and build future economy. Japan has to take action to address issues such as its negative population growth and declining agriculture, especially with external forces such as the Trans Pacific Partnership looming. Fostering digital enablement in these traditional sectors will be essential to promote growth and innovation, and ultimately improve the competitiveness of Japan’s ageing population. [more]

Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies

news At the ISOC-TRPC Rethinking the Digital Economy event on 23 Mar 2015 at Manila, Philippines, ISOC and TRPC jointly launched the “Unleashing the Potential of the Internet for ASEAN Economies” report, which takes stock of the Internet infrastructure of the region and outlines the actions necessary to support the Internet connectivity goals of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint. [more]