These statistical indicators summarise the current state of the ICT sector.
The digital transformation is well under way, yet its scope and speed varies greatly across countries, sectors, people and places. Going digital will only fully benefit economies and societies if governments step up efforts to prepare businesses, people and policies for a digital world, the OECD said today.
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The growing interactions between data, algorithms and big data analytics, connected things and people are opening huge new opportunities. But they are also giving rise to issues around “data governance” at the national and international levels.
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Digital transformation can only be fully realised if high quality access to communication networks and services is made available at affordable prices for all people and firms no matter who they are or where they live.
The share of high-speed fibre in fixed broadband Internet connections in OECD countries has risen to 25% as of June 2018, up from 12% in 2010. Meanwhile mobile broadband penetration has risen to above 106% in the OECD area.
Digital technology can improve our lives but it also poses a major risk of widening social inequality and blocking opportunities for people without the skills to navigate the online world safely, according to a new OECD report.
A better understanding of what robots actually do and to what extent they are used across countries and sectors can help policy makers design policies aimed at smoothing the transition towards industry 4.0. This report sheds light on automation trends and their effect on employment.
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Digital transformation represents an opportunity for improving productivity growth by enabling innovation and reducing the costs of a range of business processes. Yet despite the rapid advance of digital technologies, aggregate productivity growth has slowed over the past decade or so, raising the question of how digital technologies can boost productivity.