Virus impact over each market - telecom operators, government agencies and regulators' responses - revised forecasts for the next 5 years.
Last updated: 7 Dec 2010 Update History
Report Status: Archived
Report Pages: 144
Analyst: Kylie Wansink
This annual report offers a wealth of information on the vitally important re-government, e-education and e-health sectors. The report includes analyses, statistics and trends. The report provides valuable insight into the key trends occurring worldwide and includes unique regional perspectives on the markets of North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
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Researchers:- Kylie Wansink, Paul Budde, Lawrence Baker, Lucia Bibolini, Peter Evans, Lisa Hulme-Jones, Paul Kwon, Henry Lancaster, Peter Lange, Tine Lewis, Stephen McNamara
Current publication date:- December 2010 (3rd Edition)
Next publication date:- December 2011
Developments in digital technology are driving the changes occurring in key social services such as government, healthcare and education. These sectors continue to incorporate e-services and this in turn is providing the building blocks for the smart cities of the future. Many of the elements that will make up the smart cities already exist and are continuing to evolve and become more widely used.
In the context of the global crisis, we must now look at every opportunity to build smarter communities. These should incorporate cross-sector public safety, carbon neutral, state of the art communications networks, linked to a new generation of social services provided by government, such as e-government, e-health and e-education.
Developments in e-government, also known as Government 2.0 (Gov 2.0) not only comprise web-based developments but increasingly mobile applications (m-government). Citizens and application developers are becoming more involved in shaping this sector with one example including the movement towards conducting “App Contests” which request the general public to submit ideas for useful apps that would assist in improving government services.
The digital world also continues to influence the growth of e-education with a number of trends emerging in this sector. Cloud computing is beginning to be implemented for use at an operational level, resulting in infrastructure cost reductions and administration time. Mobile technology is also being utilised as an education tool, particularly by academic and healthcare organizations and is driven by the use of e-readers and mobile devices.
The most important sector that will benefit from developments in the digital economy is worldwide healthcare. BuddeComm believes that the alternative to not embracing e-health is to accept a significantly inferior healthcare service in the future. Countries that are lagging in broadband infrastructure developments are going to face, not just a telecoms dilemma – but, more importantly, they are going to face a health crisis.
The enormous success of fixed and mobile broadband in both the developed and the developing world is providing governments everywhere with the opportunity to transform the underlying digital infrastructure into a platform that can be used for unprecedented economic and social transformation in such areas such as healthcare, government processes, education, commerce, banking, environment, energy and transport. This annual report provides valuable insights and analysis into the key trends taking place in the e-government, e-health and e-education sectors. It explores future directions such as the increasing use of cloud computing and mobility for e-services. The report provides a unique perspective into how the digital economy is unfolding differently around the world by incorporating regional overviews written by BuddeComm’s senior analysts.
Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.
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