An Analytic Model for the Prospective Exploration of Emerging Infrastructures

Vladislav V. Fomin, Jennifer Blechar

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    Development of information and communication technologies (ICT), or more specifically information infrastructures (11s) for offering services such as, for example, wireless broadband or digital music downloading, present a complex phenomenon for technology and policy scholars as well as practitioners. The inherent complexity involved in the infrastructural development process including the important role of standards in these structures necessitates analytical tools which can aid in understanding and exploring the infrastructures' systems and services. Traditionally, analysis of the success or failure of II development has been done retrospectively. In this paper we propose a conceptual analytic model for the prospective exploration of IIs. Through application of the proposed framework to the analysis of two case studies, we demonstrate the usefulness and applicability of the model for the analysis of emerging Information Infrastructures. This is done by analyzing the degree of resistance of the integration of needed components within these IIs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology
    EditorsTineke M. Egyedi, Mostafa Hashem Sherif
    Number of pages13
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
    Publication date2005
    ISBN (Print)0780394704
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventThe 4th IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology. SIIT 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland
    Duration: 21 Sept 200523 Sept 2005
    Conference number: 4


    ConferenceThe 4th IEEE Conference on Standardization and Innovation in Information Technology. SIIT 2005
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