Knowledge@SMU

Authors

Knowledge@SMU

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-2009

Abstract

Everything seems to be going digital – our television sets, phones, the ways in which we communicate with each other, perform transactions or apply for permits – all in the name of pristine pictures, crystal clear sounds, paperless administration and fast, unencumbered access to data – all important features of the good life, for sure. But are we necessarily better off? We could be, given that "digitalisation" allows us to see and do things differently; to be more intelligent than we have ever been before, says IT giant IBM. And it is this belief that underscores the company's worldwide "Smarter Planet" initiative, which champions the use of digital technologies in delivering the public good: from preventing crime to curbing energy wastage.

Disciplines

Business | Technology and Innovation

Copyright Owner and Holder

Copyright © Singapore Management University 2012

Article ID

1254

Subject(s)

Technology and Information Systems

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