Abstract: The social orientation of the transition to the information economy from the point of view of meeting individual needs through
modern information-intensive production and means of communication is considered. The main priorities of development of Belarus
are investigated upon transition to information economy, information and technological indicators of development of economy of
Republic of Belarus in comparison with indicators of the developed countries and the Russian Federation are analyzed. The card of
positioning of the countries in parameters of development of the sector of information technologies and research and development is
investigated, the variability of development of economy of Republic of Belarus taking into account use of anthropogenic factors is
investigated. The information scenario of development of economy of Belarus is considered.
Index terms: information technologies, innovations, research and development, electronic business, network enterprises, computerization, high technologies