Note on Digitization and its Effects

by: Scott Moore

Publication Date: February 15, 2010
Length: 12 pages
Product ID#: 1-429-031

Core Disciplines: Information - Technology & Management, Strategy & Management

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The purpose of this note is to provide some insight about the change from analog to digital, the increasing penetration of digital technologies in our lives, the increasing performance of that technology, and the effects of this digitization. It begins with an examination of the analog world and is followed by an analysis of digitization. This includes discussion of the move to digital and direct benefits of digital media, as well as the amplifiers of digitization benefits (Ubiquity, Connectivity, Flexibility, Modularity, Integration, and Computation).

Teaching Objectives

After reading and discussing the material, students should:

  • Understand how information technology has evolved.
  • Describe examples of how digital technologies affect our lives.
  • Describe the effects of the move from analog to digital technologies.