Benefit of ICT

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As I reflect summers I spent in British Columbia, I cannot but think of the availability of various services enabled by the progress of ICT and various devices.  For example, many years ago, I used to roller blade down to 7-11 to pick up Japanese newspaper.  7-11 was the only place that carried the paper in Japanese and I went down (as a daily exercise routine) there by roller blade.

Last few years, I was able to get the news from Japan through  various website.  In fact, I recall people in Japan were surprised as I found the news of  Japan Post  Privatization Bill turned down in Japan in a matter of minutes after it happened. (As it was so shocking, I may have written about this incident before.)

Now, I can read the whole newspaper on any one of the devices –PC, iPad or iPhone.  I can even sort the type of articles I want by registering ? the area of interest and by setting up Alert.

With ICT becoming so available and accessible, the issue may be limited to the time zone.  In fact, I heard the podcast of HBR Ideacast describing how much overlap of working hours is found in the world.  It turned out that time zone of Mumbai, India, covers about 70% of the world GDP, while that in the U.S. east coast (I believe) covers about 30%.  Best time to plan the teleconferencing if you want to get people throughout the world engaged is noon time in Mumbai, it reported.

If people follow this result, I would NOT have to stay up until midnight to do the teleconferencing!

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