The Global Information Technology Report 2012 | L'impresa "mobile" |

Living in a Hyperconnected World


Over the past decade, the world has become increasingly hyperconnected. We live in an environment where
the Internet and its associated services are accessible
and immediate, where people and businesses can communicate with each other instantly, and where machines
are equally interconnected with each other. This hyperconnectivity is deeply redefining relationships between
individuals, consumers and enterprises, and citizens and
governments; it is introducing new opportunities but also
new challenges and risks in terms of individual rights and
privacy, security, cybercrime, the flow of personal data,
and access to information. As a result, our economies
and societies will undergo fundamental transformations.