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March 04, 2015
Old-economy sectors are now tech, too: US study
Washington (AFP) March 2, 2015
Forget about old economy and new economy. Everything is now part of the tech economy, a prominent US research panel said Monday. New technologies ranging from cloud computing to data analytics are transforming virtually all industries, including old-economy sectors like manufacturing, said the report by the National Academy of Engineering. Manufacturing can no longer be considered separate from the system of technological innovation used in new economy sectors, said the report by the NAE, part o ... read more

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