[Journal:] International Journal of Advanced Research in Computer Science and Software Engineering [ISSN:] 2277-128X [Volume:] 2 [Issue:] 4 [Pages:] 440-446
Nowadays, economy and society in the age of information base on results of production chain (information-knowledge-acquaintance), the motor of processes is handling structured knowledge and communication. Quantifying and measuring of differences of the information society’s different parts raise similar problems like the question of the concept’s definition itself. Our main problem is defining information society in any other way, then we also have to measure in a different way maybe with different variables and methods. It follows that the topic contains wide range of measurable variables: several explaining variables can be listed from infrastructural parts measured in the most easiest way through knowledge-part can be measured a bit harder till hardly tangible willingness for using information. That is why most of the studies work with groups of variables and complex indexes as there is no one-dimension indicator can be measured simply and could be considered as an own one by any of the information societies. The measurement of factors generally raises different problems that can only be solved in different ways, therefore unified schemes or scenarios cannot be used for measuring a new factor. It is also important to note that it is not necessary to include all factors in everyday statistical surveys.
Digital Access Index Information Society Index Digital Opportunity Index INEXSK i2010