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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WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), an independent, non-governmental initiative involving diverse communications-related industry leaders from developing as well as industrialized countries, today announced that it will hold a Latin American Challenge Hearing in Rio de Janeiro on June 12, 1996.
Janzen serves on the Governor's Science & Technology Council for the State of Oklahoma and is a Commissioner and Vice Chairman for the Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC).
Like the Internet, GPS is an information technology that is a part of the emerging Global Information Infrastructure.
Noting that the global information infrastructure was first called for by Vice President Gore at the ITU's Buenos Aires conference, Smulyan said the United States did not come to Kyoto with a master plan or a timetable for the implementation of this "network of networks.

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