In the last few years there has been a fierce debate surrounding the
development of Australia�s internet/networking infrastructure and the
type of system that we should invest in to ensure that we maintain our
economic growth and industrial development as a first-class nation.
Your task is to write an essay discussing the statement �Internet and
world-wide-web technologies are a key driver for economic growth and
prosperity�. Your discussion should not be confined to an Australian
context and can include examples and scenarios from around the world.
Some areas to look at might include:
The adoption/integration of online commerce into business models.
The use of Social media for advertising, marketing and analysis of consumer behavior.
The impact of content-sharing capabilities that enable piracy (e.g. Illegal download of television programs, music and software)
The rise of subscription-based services for delivering content(e.g. Spotify, Netflix etc.)
The link between access to technology and national affluence (Is their one?)
Metcalfes� law � Does the value of a network increase as more things are connected?
In order to complete this task you will need to undertake research using
a range of resources including websites, news articles, peer-reviewed
academic literature and videos.