- Published: 04 July 2019
The German internet association Eco has put the states of Hessen, Baden-Wurttemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia in the first three positions of its first study on Digitale Landerkompass digital policy.
The state of Hessen ranked first mainly due to the fact that it has developed a comprehensive digitization strategy and a large number of concrete funding projects. The Department of Digital Strategy and Development, which is directly under the Prime Minister of the state, was founded in January of this year and deals primarily with questions of artificial intelligence and the needs the firms in terms of digitization and social acceptance.
Baden-Wurttemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia, respectively second and third in the ranking, have also developed positive digitization strategies, according to Eco, especially for the support of start-ups and the optimization of the digitization process in small and medium-sized companies. The challenges for the federal states remain mainly the implementation of measures for the broadband expansion, especially in the areas of funding and the rollout. The states fail too often in the implementation of e-government measures and the support for founders or start-ups, according to Eco.
Quelle/Source: Telecompaper, 26.06.2019