344 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    344 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    In the present age of the digital era, the terms digitalization, emerging technologies, and social media have become buzzwords. Among all the innovations in our history, digital technology has advanced the fastest. With the freedom of digitalization, emerging technologies, and high-speed internet, computing devices may now work remotely. Every industry, including banking and finance, healthcare, agriculture, logistics, academia, government sectors, and businesses, has recognized the need for innovative digital technologies for their development, boosting efficiency and speed and cutting costs. Digitalization has also converted non-digital applications into digital ones to make things easier for people, at the same time that social media has an increasingly significant impact on human lives and industries. Consequently, the primary goal of this book is to explain to readers how newly emerging digital technologies and social media have significantly altered and aided in the growth of today’s organizations and how the freedom of using these technologies has proved to be beneficial, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected the entire world.

    This book demonstrates its argument by providing real-world cases from both developed and developing nations, particularly India. The book also investigates how digital transformation may help every industry and organization be more agile and efficient. Readers will learn about the main goals of digital initiatives that have been launched to create a digitally empowered society worldwide. In this book, the benefits and challenges of digitization, digital tools, and other technologies in diverse fields are also examined.

    Organization of the Book
    Author Biographies

    1. Digitalization
    2. Social Media and Digital Freedom
    3. Cyber Laws
    4. Pros and Cons of Digitalization
    5. Digital Education and Digital Library
    6. Digital Healthcare
    7. Digital Agriculture and Digitalization in Food Industries
    8. Digital Banking and Finance
    9. Digital Logistics
    10. E-Commerce Digitalization



    Faizur Rashid has worked within the academic industry for over twenty years, of which fifteen years of experience was gained in university settings. He developed a wide range of skills in teaching, research, and administration that meet, and exceed, expectations. A village boy journeyed from a small village to abroad. Growing up in an area with low literacy levels required him to prove himself, every step of the way. He achieved his success when he received his first award of excellence among hundreds of teachers in PGTs from MICA Ranchi in India, in 2004.

    In his teaching career, he passed through various roles as a teacher, coordinator, and vice-principal that helped students succeed. As a teacher, he realized his duty to apply himself to every situation, including assignments, delivering lectures, discipline, managing the expectations of the students, answering questions, practice stages, work plan implementation, methods, or research, and adoption of an environment that fosters and encourages learning.

    As far as school, NGO, college, and university experiences are concerned, he has enjoyed teaching and learning at all levels related to his research interests. Hundreds of the students were inspired by him to pursue the course of computer science.

    He relishes the opportunity to bring bright ideas and a new level of success to all organizations he is a part of. He has published a few research papers, successfully designed and developed curriculums adopted by his current university, and was most recently motivated to write his first book Digital Freedom with his wife and co-author Sadaf Rashid. Together they've endured sleepless nights after working long hours and being parents to two children, to write this book.

    Sadaf Rashid was born in the district of Warangal and bought up in Maharashtra, India. She completed her Master’s Degree in the field of Computer Science and later completed Microsoft Certification in .NET. She worked in a small company as a software developer after receiving her professional certification in .NET and C# and has developed customized software for the health domain. She started to assist Faizur after their marriage and while taking care of the family.