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Approach for Determining Digital Readiness

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016220D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

e-Readiness Assessment Business Method Convergence of information and communications technologies Information and communications technologies address the range of technology related to the development and use of the micro-chip. Until a few years ago information technologies and communications technologies were largely separate. Although the basic technologies were similar · that is largely based on electrical circuits of one form or another · the way in which the technology was exploited was different. Information technology was digitally based · it used a series of ones and zeroes to do its business · while telecommunication was analogue · it used continuous electrical current to deliver service. As technology has advanced, information technologies and communications technologies have converged. Today the digital medium is the prevailing mechanism for telecommunications as well as for information technology. The digital medium is more efficient.