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Handbook of Research on Public Information Technology
Digitization is the process of converting data or information into a digital format, usually from analog format.
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Digital Convergence and Cybersecurity Policy
Anthony W. Buenger (National Defense University, USA)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 11
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-857-4.ch038
Abstract
Digital convergence constitutes the full realization of the Information Age and provides the foundation to link cultural, personal, business, governmental, and economic affairs into a rapidly expanding global digital world called cyberspace. However, this linking of people around the globe is challenging the government to actively work with private industry to ensure its critical infrastructures and associated information is adequately protected. The purpose of this chapter is to explain how digital convergence is affecting the public sector and the need for a cybersecurity policy that includes the active involvement of both the public and private sectors. Digital convergence has made incredible inroads thanks to rapidly developing technologies such as the ubiquitous Internet, seemingly endless bandwidth (including wireless), and rapid advances in computer processing power that are all responsible for the processing, transporting, and storing of digital information throughout cyberspace. Moreover, these technologies have brought about the collision of three colossal industrial segments within the private sector—(a) computing, (b) consumer electronics, and (c) telecommunications providers—and are providing a multitude of compatible services via various digital devices (Figure 1). Without a doubt, the explosion of digital convergence has produced a flourishing multimedia, multidevice, and multitasking environment (Baker & Green, 2004). A significant impact of a converged society is the empowerment of individuals (consumers) and organizations to collaborate and compete on a global scale. Most importantly, however, these highly mobile and perpetually connected consumers are putting information at a greater risk as they have access to this information outside of its traditionally protected network boundaries in an environment where this information is increasingly vital to the nation’s critical infrastructure assets. The government must be able to effectively secure the information flowing throughout cyberspace.
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Cross-Cultural Communication in the Digital Business Environment
Digitization refers to creating a digital representation of physical objects or attributes i.e., converting something non-digital into a digital representation.
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New Financial Technologies, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, and Challenges
The conversion of text, pictures, or sound into a digital form that can be processed by a computer. It is the process of converting information into a digital (i.e. computer-readable) format. Digitization essentially refers to taking analog information and encoding it into zeroes and ones so that computers can store, process, and transmit such information.
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Mangement of a 3D Visualization Program From Radiological Images in Neuroradiology
Convert a physical quantity, a text, or an analog signal into a digital representation.
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Blockchain for Agri-Food Supply Chain and Logistics Management
Conversion of analog information into digital information.
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Re-Shaping Business Strategy in the Era of Digitization
The conversion of existing manual processes into automation.
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Digital Transformation and Tourist Experiences
Digitization encompasses the integration of digital data and information technologies by making them meaningful.
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Digital Transformation Journeys in a Digitized Reality
Process in which an object, image, sound, document or signal are represented by a series of numbers that describe a discrete set of its points. Often used as synonym for the larger process of Digital Transformation.
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Emerging Platform Education: What Are the Implications of Education Processes' Digitization?
The process of converting information and content into a digital (i.e., computer-readable) format.
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The Impact of Accelerated Digital Transformation on Educational Institutions
Is transforming analog data into digital data. For example, taxpayers can enter their data online and from anywhere, and after the input confirmation, the online form automatically forwarded to the responsible tax office.
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Digitalization in Cinema in Turkey: A Meta-Analysis
Digitization refers to the process of diverse forms of analog information (such as sound, text, image) being converted into digital format, encoding it into numbers by computer systems.
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An Evaluation on Turkey Within the Scope of Digital Transformation
The inclusion of all kinds of objects in the digital network using information and communication technologies.
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The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Forced the Digital Transformation of Learning and Teaching Practices: One-Off Organizational Effort for Lasting Change?
Is the process of converting the information available into a digital format, i.e. computer-readable data. The expected goal is flexibility in time and space for learning, organization autonomy, and interactivity. The issue lies in the IT means given to the users to change analog to digital form, then access the data. Digitization is prior to the change in learning and teaching ( Gaebel et al., 2021 ) and will impact the social and work-life restructured around digital communication and media infrastructures.
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Commodity Trading in the Blockchain Technology Era: An Investigation on Global Companies
It refers to the automation of the business process/information through the incorporation of technology.
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Digitization and Consumerization of Identity, Culture, and Power among Gen Mobinets in South Africa
This term refers to a situation whereby power, culture and identity become digitized – assume digital forms - as mediated through MXit and MYMsta. The digital dimensions that these concepts assume are virtual and miniature resulting in the parallel processes of virtualization and miniaturization.
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The Impact of E-Commerce on International Trade and Employment
Digitization is the transaction of converting information into a digital format.
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The Impact of Business Sophistication on Marketing Knowledge
Is transforming analog data into digital data. For example, taxpayers can enter their data online and from anywhere, and after the input confirmation, the online form automatically forwarded to the responsible tax office.
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Preservation and Access to Digital Materials: Strategic Policy Options for Africa
Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital format making it easier to preserve, access, and share the content without any physical barrier worldwide.
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Africa in the Face of the AI Wave and the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Leapfrog Opportunities, Developmental Backlogs, and Impediments
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Beyond Library Beginnings: Understanding Digital Libraries
The process of transforming non-digital-born documents into digital formats is known as digitization.
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Co-Creating Digital Transformation
Conversion of analog to digital information (from atoms to bits, replacing picture with JPEG images, paper with electronic files, music with MP3).
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BIVALDI the Digital Library of the Valencian Bibliographic Inheritance
Digitization means acquiring, converting, storing, and providing information in a computer format that is standardized, organized, and available on demand from common system. With specialized scanners, manuscripts are converted into compressed digital signals and stored systematically for future reference.
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Transformative and Innovative Pedagogies in Education
Is to computerize processes, whereby an entity migrates from manual ways of doing things to digital technologies resulting in streamlining business operations, while increasing efficiencies and effectiveness.
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Management Accounting in the Digital Economy: Evolution and Perspectives
The process of converting information into a digital format where information is organized in bits whose final result consists of representing an object, image, sound, document or signal by generating a series of numbers describing a discrete set of points or samples.
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Modernizing the Academic Library
Scanning or otherwise manipulating print materials into an electronic format.
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Multidimensional Factors Enabling Digital Inclusion in Marginalised Communities of a Developing Economy
The use of digital technologies to transform the socio-economic conditions of rural communities.
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Connected Societies Through Digital Transformation
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The Digital Divide in the World of Education at the Time of COVID-19
Business operations and activities carried out with the aid of digital tools.
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The Rise of Digital Transformation Within Businesses in the Pandemic
The process of moving data and information from paper and other mediums to digital media in a computer context.
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Sustaining Small Enterprises Through Digital Technologies in the Post-COVID-19 Era
Converting data to a digital format. It describes the pure analog-to-digital conversion of existing data and documents.
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Using Technology and Innovation to Streamline Agile Project Management
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Knowledge in the Shrinking Commons: Libraries and Open Access in a Market-Driven World
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Opportunities and Challenges in Digitization of Indigenous Knowledge and Implication for Educational Management in the Nigerian Context
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The Digitalization Process of the Public Sector in Turkey: An Evaluation Through the Digital Transformation Office
To put information into the form of a series of the numbers 0 and 1, usually so that it can be understood and used by a computer.
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Blockchain in Smart Healthcare Systems: Hope or Despair?
It is a process of sharing data such as image, audio, text using computers.
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Thinking Otherwise: Integrating Existing Buildings in Smart Cities – Best Practice
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Technological Digital Disruption in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A New Paradigm for Leadership
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Leveraging Cloud Computing for Healthcare: Opportunities and Challenges
Digitization refers to the adoption of digital technologies to streamline and modernize healthcare processes. It involves the transition from paper-based records to EHRs, telemedicine services, and data analytics, enabling faster access to patient information, improved communication among healthcare professionals, and more efficient healthcare delivery.
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ICTs and Cultural Promotion in Africa: Insights From Recent Research and Case Studies
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Digitalization and Intergenerational Learning
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Digital Transformation and the Evolution of the Platform Economy
Converting social and economic interactions, interactions between people and objects, and between objects into a digital format.
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Integration of Knowledge Management in Digital Healthcare Industries
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Library Digitization: Values and Challenges
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Digital Maturity Models: A Holistic Framework for Digital Transformation
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Digital Marketing in Tourism Services in India
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Digital Library Services and Their Importance in Academic Libraries: An Overview
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Technological Dream or Safety Traumata?: Fire Protection in Smart Cities – Digitization and AI Ensure Burning Ideas and a New Culture of Thinking in Construction 4.0
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Prioritizing the Enablers of Construction Supply Chain in the Industry 4.0 Environment
This address the issues related to information, information network, logistics and traffic management.
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A Structural Equation Modelling Approach to Develop a Resilient Supply Chain Strategy for the COVID-19 Disruptions
Digitization is a process that, when done correctly, can be vastly transformative for a company - but only after an organization successfully digital form. Digitization, as the enabler, converts information about the products, such as pictures and documents, into an electronic medium.
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The Impact of Organizational Learning Culture and Digital Transformation on Egyptian Hospitals' Resilience and Strategic Performance: Digital Transformation in Egyptian Private Hospitals
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The Role of Library Digitization in Access and Preservation of Library Resources
The act of converting a paper document to a digital document.
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Development of Digital Libraries in Pakistan
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Reverse Logistics in the Age of Digital Transformation for Circular Economy and Halal Logistics Through the Leadership of Asia
taking analog information and encoding it into zeroes and ones so that computers can store, process, and transmit such information; the conversion of analog to digital; internal optimization of processes and results in cost reductions; creating a digital representation of physical objects or attributes; the process of compressing analog media into bits and bytes so that they are available in digital form.
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The Role of Digital Economies in the Development and Growth in Asian Business Models
Knowledge can be stored in digital form. Unlike the old economy where information was analog or physical, communication was only possible through the actual movement of people. In the new economy, information in digital form, eased by the digital devices that allows free movement of massive amounts of information in the shortest time possible among people in different parts of the world.
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Changing Expectations of Academic Libraries
Scanning or otherwise manipulating print materials into an electronic format.
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New Literacy Instruction Strategies Considering Higher Education Hybridization
use of digital tools to improve a system by converting traditional data to a digital format.
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Asset Mapping in Academic Libraries: Collaborating Across University and Library Departments
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Customer-Oriented Global Supply Chains: Port Logistics in the Era of Globalization and Digitization
It is used to mean the increased use of information technologies (IT) to manage production and link stakeholders – various producers and consumers - in the value chain.
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Digital Future(s)
A process of conversion of technologies from analogue to digital form, resulting in a better quality of transmission and storage, as well as new possibilities of linking files.
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The Link Between Innovation and Prosperity: How to Manage Knowledge for the Individual's and Society's Benefit From Big Data Governance?
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Digitization of Archival Materials in South Africa: A Literature Review Perspective
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Digital Innovation and Interactive Technologies: Educating the Society 5.0
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Transformation in the Delivery of Public Social Services and E-Government Systems: A Study on the Turkish Ministry of Family, Labor, and Social Services
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Generation Alpha and Learning Ecosystems: Skill Competencies for the Next Generation
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Changing Expectations of Academic Libraries
Scanning or otherwise manipulating print materials into an electronic format.
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A Comparative Study of Different Digitalization Indexes
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Cultural Heritage and Digitalization in City Branding
The process of creating digital copies of original materials in analogue media using a scanner, camera, or other electronic device.
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Digital Transformation Journeys in a Digitized Reality
Process in which an object, image, sound, document or signal are represented by a series of numbers that describe a discrete set of its points. Often used as synonym for the larger process of Digital Transformation.
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Managing Intellectual Property in Digital Libraries and Copyright Challenges
The process of converting data or information from analog into a digital format.
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