The SDIA defines Digital infrastructure as
The total physical and software-based infrastructure necessary to deliver digital goods, products & services. This includes data centers, fiber infrastructure, server hardware, personnel, IT virtualization & infrastructure software, operating systems, etc.
In their paper “the digital entrepreneurial ecosystem” for the Small Business Economics journal, Susan and Acs define Digital Infrastructure (DI) as
Anchored in digital technologies, DI is a socially embedded mechanical system that includes technological and human components, network, systems, and processes which generate feedback loops that are self-reinforcing. [...] From an operational perspective, specifically information system service management, it is important that DI be treated as such. However, as infrastructure for a digital business model, DI should be considered as an interconnecting element of the digital business ecosystem. (Sussan & Acs, 2017)
Further elaboration on this topic can be found here.
Related SDIA publications
Related non-SDIA publications
- A 2019 Small Business Economics publication by Abraham Song makes interesting points about sustainable digital infrastructure governance in terms of entrepreneurship. https://link-springer-com.vu-nl.idm.oclc.org/content/pdf/10.1007/s11187-019-00232-y.pdf
- Song, A. K. (2019). The Digital Entrepreneurial Ecosystem—A critique and reconfiguration. Small Business Economics, 53(3), 569–590. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11187-019-00232-y