|The Development of Information and Communication Technologies Sector in the Context of the New Economy|
|Keywords: Index of Digitization, Information and Communication Technology, Network Readiness Index, new economy|
|RADU IOAN and PODAŞCĂ RALUCA |
|Information and communication technologies have a vital contribution to the development and performance of the new economy, as they are an engine of productivity and competitiveness that characterize all economic sectors. Information and communication technologies are constantly evolving, being a vector of organizational change, of economic and social growth.
In this context it is necessary to define the indicators measuring ICT development and spread nation-wide, to study and compare the impact of ICT on the competitiveness of nations. Studying the diffusion of information and communication technologies in both business and the individual level is a major concern for statistical institutes and international organizations. Representative indicators that measure the growth and spread of ICT are Network Readiness Index (NRI), the Index of Digitization and the ICT Development Index.|
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