Using information technology to increase resource productivity

Information technology has already produced radical changes in world society, but we have barely begun to feel the transformational consequences of the newest developments. From an environmental point of view, information technology can lead to a "dematerialization" of many aspects of our society. More broadly, this revolution may lead to an efficiency revolution of the traditional physical distribution channels using electronic commerce between businesses and the digital delivery of goods and services to customers. These goods include software programmes, newspapers, travel tickets, music, and interactive retail ordering of tangible goods. Thus, it can contribute to the Factor 10 improvement of resource productivity that experts have said is necessary to achieve sustainable development.
Type Classification:
E: Emanations of other strategies