global information infrastructure


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global information infrastructure

The worldwide interconnection of communications networks, computers, databases, and consumer electronics that make vast amounts of information available to users. The global information infrastructure encompasses a wide range of equipment, including cameras, scanners, keyboards, facsimile machines, computers, switches, compact disks, video and audio tape, cable, wire, satellites, fiber-optic transmission lines, networks of all types, televisions, monitors, printers, and much more. The friendly and adversary personnel who make decisions and handle the transmitted information constitute a critical component of the global information infrastructure. Also called GII. See also defense information infrastructure; information; information system; national information infrastructure.
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About the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC): The GIIC is a confederation of more than 50 chief executives and other officers of business firms engaged in ICT technologies and services.
The book provides a perspective of how society and technology have evolved over time to arrive at the current digital age and explains the relationships among the technologies, organizations, and people that form the current global information infrastructure.
Aided significantly by the huge acceptance of the World Wide Web and its platform independent browser technologies, the Internet has become the defacto standard global information infrastructure on which all types of information are stored, accessed, processed, and distributed.

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