IT and Data

IT and Data

As every sector of the global economy and nearly every facet of modern society undergo digital transformation, ITIF advocates for policies that spur not just the development of IT innovations, but more importantly their adoption and use throughout the economy.

IT and Data
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July 17, 2008
This FCC filing examines how P2P applications harm telephony applications even during low levels of utilization, how traffic shaping technologies can improve service, and how Comcast’s new Protocol Agnostic network management system will work to protect VoIP services.
July 15, 2008
ITIF hosted a breakfast forum with Dr. Richard Lipsey that discussed technical change and economic growth. Dr. Lipsey is a Professor Emeritus of Economics at Simon Fraser University and author of the award winning book, Economic Transformation: General Purpose Technologies and Long Term Growth.
July 10, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson discusses privacy in the digital era at Congressional Quarterly’s Forum on Technology.
July 9, 2008
In this report, ITIF finds that the nature of the U.S. innovation system has changed dramatically over the course of the last 40 years. Using an innovative research method, UC Davis scholars Fred Block and Mathew Keller analyze a sample of innovations recognized by R&D Magazine as being among the top 100 innovations of the year over the last four decades.
July 3, 2008
In reference to ITIF’s call for a National Innovation Foundation ITIF president Rob Atkinson and Howard Wial of the Brookings Institute answer seven frequently asked questions about the creation of a National Innovation Foundation.
June 24, 2008
ITIF President Rob Atkinson’s article in the Economic Development Journal.
June 2, 2008
The American Optometric Association journal "Optometry" has published a study that purports to find that contact lens patients are more at risk when buying lenses online. This ITIF report analyzes the study and finds that not only is the study fraught with flaws, but many of the implications suggested by the authors are over-reaching in their scope, fallacious in their reasoning, or silent in refuting equally plausible alternative explanations.
May 22, 2008
The growing array of mercantilist trade policies that nations have enacted to unfairly disadvantage foreign – including U.S. – technology products.
May 6, 2008
Despite the fact that most economists agree that increasing productivity is the most important goal for economic policy, few scholars have actually focused on what drives productivity and what governments can do. An exception to this is Bill Lewis, founding director of the McKinsey Global Institute and former partner at McKinsey & Company. At this ITIF Forum, Lewis discusses the results of his research and presents the findings from his book, The Power of Productivity: Wealth, Poverty, and the Threat to Global Stability. See video, presentation slides, and other details from the recent event.
May 1, 2008
Based on the findings from other nations, the report proposes 11 policy recommendations to spur both deployment of more ubiquitous and faster networks and adoption of broadband by consumers.

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Accessibility
Accessibility: how to improve people’s access to technology—and how technology can improve access to jobs, education, and the public square, particularly for those with disabilities.
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity: how governments and the private sector can improve the security and resiliency of computers and networks.
Data Innovation
Data Innovation: issues and trends affecting big data, open data, data analytics, and the Internet of Things.
E-Government
E-Government: how information technology (IT) can improve delivery of public services.
Health IT
Health IT: use of IT to drive health care innovation, lower costs, and improve the quality of care.
Internet
Internet: issues related to taxation, e-commerce, digital copyright, global Internet governance, and digital currencies.
Privacy
Privacy: protecting people’s privacy and safeguarding personal information without stifling the innovation and commerce needed to drive a robust Internet ecosystem.
Public Safety
Public Safety: how technological advances in areas such as data analytics and high-quality video can enhance national security and emergency response to promote public safety.
Transportation
Transportation: how IT can transform not just our vehicles but our entire transportation infrastructure.