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Digitale Ökonomie / Digital Economy

  • Azerbaijan among world's most digitised economies

    In recent years, formation of E-government is considered one of the factors contributing to further development of democracy in developed countries.

    It became necessary to apply a unified approach and standards in the formation of state information resources and systems, their management and ensuring their mutual integration, as well as accelerating the transition to the digital government.

  • Congo approves national strategy for the development of a digital economy

    Congo can now boost its growth with the IT and communications sector. Indeed, on May 2, 2019, the national strategy for the development of a digital economy was approved during a ministerial council. Soon, the related decree will be promulgated.

    According to Léon Juste Ibombo, the minister of posts, telecommunications and digital economy, the strategy defines Congo’s digital vision till 2025. It focuses on three sections namely E-citizenship, E-government and E-business.

  • Economy 4.0 is here to stay

    The Economy 4.0 has emerged and is here to stay. It captures the imagination of many, and is a key theme of several conferences such as the World Economic Forum, the Islamic Development Bank’s Private Sector Forum, and the Dubai-based Annual Investment Meeting.

    Big data, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and blockchain have arrived and are here to stay. There is a race between countries and companies to provide platforms and create ecosystems to benefit from this innovation. These new technologies are disruptive and will change every aspect of our lives.

  • The digital economy is a blessing and a threat

    The World Bank identifies why government policy is important to ensure the benefits brought by technology are broadly shared

    Last month the World Bank released its flagship World Development Report entitled “Digital Dividends”.

    The report is appealing because it does more than simply celebrate all the ways that digital technology has made the world a better place. It also laments and warns against outcomes where the digital economy becomes divisive and exclusionary.

  • 'Smart Thailand' project on track

    Implementation of blueprint will not only increase Thailand's competitiveness but also make ICT access easier

    In a bid to increase the country's competitiveness and be prepared for the Asean Economic Community in 2015, the Information and Communications Technology Ministry has rolled out the 'Smart Thailand' strategy.

    Smart Thailand is part of the national ICT framework called 'ICT2020', a development blueprint for the country that will lead and guide all parts of the economy, especially the government sector, to move forward with ICT development.

  • 'South Africa must be China of Africa'

    Localised sectors of production and economic development in SA must be strengthened to ensure increased competitiveness and productivity.

    Speaking about the role of ICT in the Gauteng Provincial Government's (GPG's) growth path, at the Gauteng ICT summit yesterday, Gauteng CIO Lemmy Chappie said the country must ensure the set-top boxes required for digital TV are manufactured locally.

    “It's about time we became the China of Africa. Also, as a country we need to be able to build our own Microsoft-type of applications and this is possible through open source.”

  • ‘Smarter Philippines’ Program Comes Up

    ‘Smarter Philippines,’ with its six core areas of Smarter Government, Smarter Economy, Smarter Environment, Smarter Mobility, Smarter Living and Smarter People should address the nation’s pressing needs.

    This new umbrella program maximizes the effect of Information Communications Technology (ICT) to improve the Filipinos’ quality of life and spur economic growth, declared Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario G. Montejo.

  • $235bn needed to digitise Samena region - study

    A new study has revealed that the Samena region needs an investment of US$235bn in the next seven years in order to harness the benefits of digitisation.

    The Samena region, comprising South Asia, Middle East and North Africa, was the focus of the study by the Samena Council in collaboration with Booz & Company, which concluded that the benefits of this investment would be shared by players within the information and communication technology (ICT) sectors, as well as by governments.

  • Africa: Continent Realises Importance of ICT for Economic Growth

    Today, more than 70% of the world's citizens live in societies that have just begun their digitisation journey. As the individuals and enterprises in these societies continue to progress in developing their own digitisation capabilities, they will only increase and accelerate these economic and social benefits.

    This is according to the 2012 Global Information Technology Report, and it is a sentiment that is mirrored by MTN Business.

    "South Africa has for many years been seen as the gateway to the African continent and while certainly in many cases it still is, other African countries are fast finding their own momentum," says Johnny Aucamp, GM of strategic relations and business development Africa at MTN Business. "In fact, looking at the latest 2012 Global Information Technology Report, one could go as far as to say that in many cases, Africa is fast-tracking the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to advance the progress of society and business."

  • Africa: Motlanthe: use ICT for growth

    Africa can use information and communications technologies (ICTs) to catapult economic growth, Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe said on Tuesday.

    Addressing the ICT Indaba in Cape Town, he said ICTs could be used to transform the African economy into a knowledge-based one.

    “... We must remain aware that the biggest commodity in the world today is knowledge, and the ability to generate, access, and distribute knowledge have become key determinants for a higher developmental trajectory for any nation.”

  • APEC: Secure ICT Infrastructure Crucial for Economic Integration

    Secure And Trusted ICT Infrastructure Crucial Driver Of Regional Economic Integration

    The development of stronger, more integrated digital economies in the Asia-Pacific region will be the focus of the APEC Ministerial Meeting on Telecommunications and Information (TEL) on 7-8 August 2012 in St Petersburg, Russia.

    APEC Ministers will consider actions and proposals put forward by APEC senior telecommunications officials who concluded their strategic and technical meeting here on Monday. The goal is to advance practical policies that improve confidence in information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure across APEC economies.

  • Asia gears up towards a smarter, inclusive digital future

    With information and communication technologies (ICT) gaining wide acceptance as enabler of economic prosperity and sustainable development, key regional and global players in the industry will consider Monday in the Thai capital Bangkok a bouquet of projects that would improve the quality of life in the Asia-Pacific region.

    In back-to-back summits over five days, they will seek ways and means of mobilising human, technical and financial resources needed to deploy ICT to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empowerment of women, reduce child mortality, combat malaria, HIV/AIDS and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, public safety, and development of global partnerships for sustainable development.

  • AU: ICT research receives massive $42 million boost

    Australia's ICT research is receiving a major shot in the arm ahead of the election, with the government today announcing an additional $42 million in funding.

    National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) will receive an additional $42 million in 2015-16 in an effort to support Australia’s digital economy and help continue Australia’s economic strength beyond the mining boom, according to the government.

  • AU: Coalition’s policy for e-government and the digital economy

    The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) welcomes the Coalition’s intent to drive and facilitate Australia’s digital economy, should it be elected to government on Saturday.

    Since the release of the World Economic Forum’s Information Technology Index earlier this year, AIIA has expressed concern that Australia’s global ranking has continued to fall and that we rank particularly poorly in terms of the importance of ICT to government vision and in government promotion of ICT.

  • AU: Conroy's department signs up AIIA for digital economy push

    AIIA will aid Digital Hubs program

    Communications minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, has revealed that a memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and his department.

    The MoU between the AIIA and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy was announced yesterday by Conroy at an AIIA sponsored event — "NBN, Cloud and the Digital Economy" in Sydney.

  • AU: Digital mailbox for a digital economy: Malcolm Turnbull

    The Coalition will have government agencies accelerate their use of cloud computing, have citizens transacting with government over a digital mailbox by 2017 and will ask innovative businesses to help the federal government make Australia more creative.

    Communications spokesman Malcolm Turnbull unveiled the initiatives in the Coalition’s Policy for E-Government and the Digital Economy on Monday.

    “In this document we set out a range of important policy measures that will super charge Australia’s government role in the digital economy of the 21st century,” Mr Turnbull told a press conference in Melbourne.

  • AU: Finding synergy in the digital economy

    A positive outcome from the financial crisis was that it resulted in global attention turning to new infrastructure developments; facilitating a unique opportunity to shift the broadband emphasis from a high-speed internet service to a national infrastructure for the digital economy that will underpin a range of positive social and economic developments.

    These developments are also referred to as the Internet of Things, of which the digital economy will play a key role.

  • AU: NICTA gets $42 million extra funding

    To aid the digital economy, research, development of IT products and building more local IT companies

    National Information and Communications Technology Australia (NICTA) has received an extra $42 million in 2015-2016 from the Rudd Government to help support the digital economy.

    This brings the total Rudd Government investment in NICTA to $130 million during the next three years. The funding is already included in the Budget.

  • AU: Queensland: Brisbane City wants 25 'digital champions' to stimulate economy

    Brisbane's digital strategy's first steps are being taken this week.

    Brisbane City Council has begun an audit to find 25 "digital champions" among the capital's 50,000 businesses ahead of the launch of the city's first digital strategy in December.

    The city's move follows the appointment in July of chief digital officer Kieran O'Hea, who has been charged with boosting technology uptake and turning Brisbane into a hub for digital businesses.

  • AU: Shifting to a digital culture

    Government agencies need to create a culture that not just tolerates digitisation but embraces it

    The world is witnessing an accelerated pace in digitisation, driven by the mass adoption of smart and connected ICT by consumers, businesses and governments. In Australia, government agencies are looking for ways to make the most of digitisation to enhance their services, achieve internal efficiencies, and improve the lives and prosperity of citizens.

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