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Bridging the Digital Divide

Bridging the Digital Divide

The economic globalization and its interconnectedness have incontestably brought in open new markets, new ideas, and new opportunities. This globalization is a unique blend of local and global or glocal, where the process is best defined by the way it recognizes and interconnects various levels such as local, national, regional, and thereafter global. Thus, globalization and industrialization contain and create new geographical patterns, set in new manufacturing activities, alter trade patterns, expand export markets, and present new ways of human capital management. Additionally, the growth of international trade necessitates rapid urbanization, and the typical urban pull factors have exacerbated the situation of migration. Over the past decade, the Internet era has proved to be the most crucial factor in driving globalization and economic growth through lowering economic, social, cultural, and sectorial impediments to communication across countries and regions.


  • Introduction
  • Internet Maturity and Economic Development
  • Global Internet Users' Growth Follows an S Curve
  • Global User Growth Slowing, Calling for Disruptive Market Models
  • Readiness of Internet Proliferation: Are the Emerging Economies Ready for the Next Wave of the Internet?
  • Global Demographic Trends and an Africa-led World Population Growth
  • Internet of Things (IoT) Is the Smart Way to Address Carbon Emission
  • The Power of the Internet: Closing the Urban-Rural Divide of Education
  • Digital Governance is Effective Governance
  • Frost & Sullivan's D.E.E.P.-K.I.C. Index and Stress Index
  • D.E.E.P.-K.I.C. and Stress Index
  • Key Takeaway
    • Table Country Examples from D.E.E.P.-K.I.C Index, Global, 2014
  • Case Studies
    • Africa
    • China
    • Colombia
    • Estonia
    • India
    • Malaysia
    • Sri Lanka
    • On a Concluding Note
  • Appendix
    • List of Indicators
    • Main Results
      • Table Main Results-D.E.E.P.-K.I.C. and Stress Index Scores, Africa, 2014
      • Table Main Results-D.E.E.P.-K.I.C. and Stress Index Scores, Asia-Pacific, 2014
      • Table Main Results-D.E.E.P.-K.I.C. and Stress Index Scores, Europe and Central Asia, 2014
      • Table Main Results-D.E.E.P.-K.I.C. and Stress Index Scores, Middle East, 2014
      • Table Main Results-D.E.E.P.-K.I.C. and Stress Index Scores, North America and Latin America, 2014

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