From micro-enterprises to multinational conglomerates, businesses in every sector and every region of the world are becoming increasingly dependent on information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a secure, stable and trusted Internet to carry out their daily operations.
The digital economy is not only revolutionising the way we do business today but creating new opportunities for global growth and prosperity. If nurtured appropriately, technological advances and digital connectivity can spur innovation in business models, business networking and knowledge transfer while also facilitating access to international markets.
New and emerging digital trends, such as cloud computing, mobile web services, smart grids and social media, are radically changing the business landscape—reshaping the nature of work, as well as the boundaries and responsibilities of enterprises.
These trends go beyond technological innovation.
Regardless of sector or level of development in their respective countries, companies are affected by policy developments relating to ICTs, the Internet and data flows. With the right policies in place, ICTs and the Internet hold enormous potential to accelerate growth and advance progress towards global sustainable development goals.
ICC leverages business insight and experience to paint policymakers a clearer picture of the impact of new ICTs and business models and to demonstrate how existing regulation could affect their use both domestically and across borders.
Our work in this area aims to ensure the stable functioning, as well as sustainable and inclusive growth of the digital world, including the Internet and other information and communication technologies.
Our approach to advancing the global development of the digital economy and stable growth of ICTs combines policy and regulatory advocacy, along with the promotion of best practices aimed at business and governments alike.
On behalf of users, providers and operators of information technology the world over, ICC addresses the full spectrum of ICT and Internet-related issues that not only impact daily business activities but also make headway towards goals for global growth and sustainability.
The world wide web was conceived as an open and inclusive means of communicating and sharing knowledge. At ICC, we believe it is only fitting for the Internet to be governed in the same way. ICC champions an inclusive, open, accountable and transparent approach to governance as the best model for maintaining an open Internet: an approach that has been the cornerstone of the World Wide Web’s success to date.+
In a digital age, many businesses adopt modern information and communications technologies without fully realizing the new types of risks to be managed. ICC works to improve network and information security for businesses and other users by raising awareness and providing practical tools that make security a higher priority for all.+