Chapter 23

Current and Future Trends in IT




This chapter is penned to provide a foundation to harness the power of information technology in areas such as e-commerce, wireless applications and communication. The chapter begins with a discussion on e-commerce. Next, electronic data interchange and wireless application protocol (WAP) are studied. The later part of the chapter explains new technologies such as smart card, IPTV, RFID and BCI. The chapter concludes by providing a discussion on the technologies that will in future bring economies of scale to humankind.


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