The role of information and communication technologies (ICT) has been growing in the economic and social life recently. Information and communication technologies are one of the basic priorities of research and development (R&D) in the information society. In recent years, analyses on the impact of ICT on business and economic environment have been widely addressed by policy makers, technology developers, and science and business societies more and more often. Studies of the socio-economic impact of ICT cover a wide spectrum of questions. The Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) defines five important thematic trends in ICT research: macroeconomic and social conditions for ICT-based innovations; ICT, organizational changes and transformation of work processes; the social dimension of ICT; political instruments related to ICT development.