Information Technologies and Information Society Economy

The role and place of information (information and communication) technologies in forming the information society economy are considered by this paper. Two aspects of the above mentioned problems are singled out; they are information technologies as an object of innovation activity and as an independent line of economy and information technologies as a basic system intended for supporting the information society’s innovation activity and economy on the whole. The problems of forming the information society and economy in Russia are touched upon.

Keywords: information, information society, informatization, new economy, information (information and communication) technologies, information branch