With the redistribution of the global information domain, where is Taiwan headed?Jen-Fang Lee, Min-shin Gong and Ying Chen on the transformation of Taiwan industry 全球資訊版圖重分配 台灣未來怎麼走 李仁芳、龔明鑫、陳瀅聯合為台灣產業

How should corporations grasp “human-based” smart lifestyle business opportunities in the year 2020? What pivotal role do social networking websites play? How can we ensure both information security and convenience in cloud computing? Ideas magazine invited Jen-Fang Lee, Deputy Minister of the Council for Cultural Affairs, Min-shin Gong, Vice President of the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, and Ying Chen, Chief Technology Officer of Wiscom, to share with readers their viewpoints.

Jen-Fang Lee: Information and communication products are becoming more and more convenient, and smarter as well. Like when I go overseas, I only need to bring my smart phone; no need to bring a camera. In addition to making calls and taking pictures, the iPhone allows me to check my e-mail anytime and take care of business, like a mobile office. Future lifestyles have already been significantly transformed. ICT constitutes Taiwan’s economic foundation; it is currently facing enormous challenges, but it is also an opportunity.

Min-shin Gong: In the next 10 years the IT industry will remain the mainstream, and hardware will be carriers for services and software—software and hardware will complement each other. In the previous era of the PC, CPU speed determined everything, but at the current stage speed is no longer required of hardware. Rather, in a lifestyle that focuses on the human experience, only software and services can meet demands, and as the industry paradigm has significantly shifted, companies need to be able to flexibly respond to the rapid changes in their surroundings at all times.
龔明鑫:未來10年,IT產業仍是主流,硬體是服務與軟體的載具,軟硬體相輔相成。以前的PC時代, CPU速率決定一切,但現階段,硬體不再求快,在以人為本的智慧生活型態中,軟體與服務才能符合需求,產業典範已大幅移轉,企業隨時要能彈性地因應大環境的快速變化。