2010 World Digital Economy - E-Government, E-Health and E-Education Trends

Publication Overview

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.

Subjects covered include:

  • Smart Cities, the way of the future;
  • Key Global E-Government Trends;
  • Key Global E-Education Trends;
  • Key Global E-Health Trends;
  • Key Elements of the Digital Economy;
  • Regional insights for North America, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

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

Executive Summary

Digital economy important to key social services

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.

Examples of key insights:

  • Around the world there are many smart city developments taking place with governments allocating billions of dollars for such initiatives.
  • E-government initiatives in Eastern European EU countries have been guided by EU policy such as the Lisbon Programme and i2010.
  • According to the 2010 UN e-government survey, the Oceania region rated 0.42 in the development index which was below the world average rating of 0.44.
  • There is some evidence that while overall spending on enterprise training has declined in light of the economic downturn; spending on e-learning has grown, with more spending being directed towards this learning method than instructor-led training.
  • Corporations are beginning to show interest in a trans-sector approach to the digital economy, with more companies becoming involved in new services for the broader digital economy, including e-education. One example includes News Corp, which recently purchased an education technology company.
  • Although small compared with the world as a whole, e-education is a fast growing market in Latin America. Practically all Latin American countries have adopted some form of distance education as an essential tool to overcome schooling shortages and improve the quality of education.
  • In all OECD countries total spending on healthcare is rising faster than economic growth.

Data in this report is the latest available at the time of preparation and may not be for the current year.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Smart Cities – The Way of the Future
    • 1.1 Smart city trends
      • 1.1.1 Introduction
      • 1.1.2 Building smart cities to ease the stress
      • 1.1.3 Key components of smart cities
      • 1.1.4 Strategies for smart communities
      • 1.1.5 Brief examples of smart communities
      • 1.1.6 Intelligent/smart technologies and systems
      • 1.1.7 Intelligent Communities Forum
  • 2. E-Government Insights
    • 2.1 E-Government market trends
      • 2.1.1 Market summary
      • 2.1.2 Market insights
      • 2.1.3 Published studies
  • 3. E-Health Insights
    • 3.1 E-Health market trends
      • 3.1.1 Scope
      • 3.1.2 Market summary
      • 3.1.3 Market insights
      • 3.1.4 Examples of market developments
      • 3.1.5 Brief case study 1 – e-health in Denmark
      • 3.1.6 Brief case study 2 – Estonia’s e-health evolution
      • 3.1.7 E-health: start with the professionals
  • 4. E-Education Insights
    • 4.1 E-Education market trends
      • 4.1.1 Market summary
      • 4.1.2 Market insights
      • 4.1.3 Case study: Australia
      • 4.1.4 Digital education approaching reality
      • 4.1.5 Introduction to e-science
  • 5. Key Elements of the Digital Economy
    • 5.1 The digital economy
      • 5.1.1 Infrastructure essential for the digital economy
      • 5.1.2 Can we fast-track the digital economy?
      • 5.1.3 Key sectors for the digital economy
      • 5.1.4 Key requirements of the digital economy
      • 5.1.5 Conclusion: digital economy services
  • 6. Regional Overviews
    • 6.1 North America
      • 6.1.1 E-health
      • 6.1.2 E-government
      • 6.1.3 E-education
    • 6.2 Latin America
      • 6.2.1 Background
      • 6.2.2 E-Government
      • 6.2.3 E-Health
      • 6.2.4 E-Education
    • 6.3 Europe
      • 6.3.1 Western Europe
      • 6.3.2 Eastern Europe
    • 6.4 Africa
      • 6.4.1 Overview
      • 6.4.2 Pan-African initiatives
      • 6.4.3 Algeria
      • 6.4.4 Angola
      • 6.4.5 Egypt
      • 6.4.6 Ethiopia
      • 6.4.7 Ghana
      • 6.4.8 Kenya
      • 6.4.9 Mali
      • 6.4.10 Mauritius
      • 6.4.11 Morocco
      • 6.4.12 Mozambique
      • 6.4.13 Nigeria
      • 6.4.14 Rwanda
      • 6.4.15 Senegal
      • 6.4.16 South Africa
      • 6.4.17 Tanzania
      • 6.4.18 Tunisia
      • 6.4.19 Uganda
      • 6.4.20 Zambia
    • 6.5 Middle East
      • 6.5.1 Overview
      • 6.5.2 E-Government
      • 6.5.3 E-Education
      • 6.5.4 E-Health
    • 6.6 Asia
      • 6.6.1 Singapore
      • 6.6.2 Malaysia
      • 6.6.3 Pakistan
      • 6.6.4 Philippines
      • 6.6.5 Indonesia
      • 6.6.6 South Korea
      • 6.6.7 China
      • 6.6.8 Mongolia
      • 6.6.9 Japan
    • 6.7 Pacific Region
      • 6.7.1 Australia
      • 6.7.2 New Zealand
      • 6.7.3 South Pacific
  • 7. Glossary of Abbreviations
  • Table 1 – Worldwide top 10 markets with FTTx penetration > 1% – 2007; 2009
  • Table 2 – Projected regional increases in total healthcare spending – 2020 - 2050
  • Table 3 – Top 10 countries worldwide by fixed broadband subscribers – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 4 – Regional share of broadband subscribers – Q1 2009
  • Table 5 – Number of consumers using health monitoring – North America; Western Europe – 2008; 2012
  • Table 6 – Global market value and growth of e-health – 2009; 2012
  • Table 7 – EU Member States with e-health initiatives, by type – 2007; 2010
  • Table 8 – Business use of e-government services, by type in Europe – 2010(e)
  • Table 9 – Overall uptake of e-government services by businesses in select European countries – 2007 - 2009
  • Table 10 – Citizens’ use of e-government services in Europe – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 11 – Business e-commerce proportion of total turnover, Europe – 2008 - 2009
  • Table 12 – Take up of e-government services by businesses in Eastern Europe – 2010(e)
  • Table 13 – Take up of e-government services by individuals in Eastern Europe – 2010(e)
  • Table 14 – E-education usage by individuals in Eastern Europe – 2010(e)
  • Table 15 – E-education usage by businesses in Eastern Europe – 2010(e)
  • Table 16 – Broadband household penetration in Arabian Gulf countries – 2008
  • Table 17 – Middle East GDP growth and GDP per capita – 2008 - 2010
  • Table 18 – Top and bottom five Middle East countries by GDP growth – 2009
  • Table 19 – E-tax usage rates in South Korea – 2002 - 2007
  • Table 20 – E-learning user market volume in South Korea – 2004 - 2008
  • Chart 1 – Usage of government online services in New Zealand – 2009
  • Exhibit 1 – Smart City – Masdar City – Abu Dhabi
  • Exhibit 2 – Smart homes
  • Exhibit 3 – Example of trans-sector collaboration in a Smart City
  • Exhibit 4 – Smart shopping
  • Exhibit 5 – Learning from e-cars
  • Exhibit 6 – Definition: E-Government
  • Exhibit 7 – Examples of Web 2.0 tools
  • Exhibit 8 – Examples of common web based e-government applications
  • Exhibit 9 – Faster broadband speeds offer more than just fast Internet
  • Exhibit 10 – Definition: Cloud computing
  • Exhibit 11 – United Nations e-government development ranking – top 20 countries 2010
  • Exhibit 12 – The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) annual Digital Economy Rankings criteria
  • Exhibit 13 – EIU digital economy ranking – top 15 countries – 2010
  • Exhibit 14 – EIU e-readiness ranking – top 15 countries – 2009
  • Exhibit 15 – Waseda University e-government ranking – 2010
  • Exhibit 16 – Waseda University e-government ranking – 2008
  • Exhibit 17 – Brookings Institution – highest e-government rankings – 2008
  • Exhibit 18 – Countries with low e-government presence
  • Exhibit 19 – Selected healthcare spending statistics
  • Exhibit 20 – Broadband enabling better chronic disease management in Geelong Australia
  • Exhibit 21 – Advantages of e-health
  • Exhibit 22 – Digital healthcare appointment systems
  • Exhibit 23 – Examples of popular health related websites
  • Exhibit 24 – E-Health project examples
  • Exhibit 25 – A shared vision of the future of education
  • Exhibit 26 – Advantages of e-learning
  • Exhibit 27 – Sample of e-learning ASP market participants
  • Exhibit 28 – iTunes U
  • Exhibit 29 – Examples of open source e-learning projects
  • Exhibit 30 – Many Eyes – e-science web site example
  • Exhibit 31 – GigaPort and SURFnet
  • Exhibit 32 – Faster broadband speeds offer more than just fast internet
  • Exhibit 33 – Explanation – optical fibre
  • Exhibit 34 – Minnesota e-Health initiatives
  • Exhibit 35 – Minnesota Health Information Exchange Roadmap
  • Exhibit 36 – Microsoft, Covisint e-health initiative via A&T Healthcare Community Online
  • Exhibit 37 – South Korea rankings in UN global e-government survey: 2005, 2008, 2010
  • Exhibit 38 – South Korea e-government stages: 1980s – present
  • Exhibit 39 – e-Mongolia programme – targets 2012; 2015
  • Exhibit 40 – Overview of One Laptop Per Child program in the South Pacific Islands – 2010

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