E-readiness

E-readiness refers to a country’s capacity and state of readiness to participate in the electronic world . The state of maturity is Commonly Measured by the country’s information communications and technology (ICT) infrastructure and the Ability of government icts and citoyens to please use the positive impacts of ICT for sustainable development . [1] [2]

Measures

The measures for assessing e-readiness may vary from country to country. The common factors that are taken into consideration for measuring e-readiness of a country are:

  • Information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure
  • ICT for sustainable development. Degree of preparedness of a country’s government, citizens, businesses and NGOs . [3]
  • Digital economy rankings

Limitations

  • Each one of the most widely used e-readiness tools has its own set of measurement criteria and thus a study model needs to be re-designed to be assessed by a certain tool.
  • Most e-readiness tools have limitations in terms of flexibility and applicability.
  • There is no standardization of measures of the widely existed e-readiness tools. [4]

See also

  • eGovernment
  • ICT Development Index
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development

References

  1. Jump up^ What is e-readiness , IGI Global
  2. Jump up^ e-readiness , Association for Progressive Communications
  3. Jump up^ A framework for national e-readiness (PDF) , Orfalea College of Business
  4. Jump up^ Dada, Danish. “E-readiness for Developing Countries: Moving the Focus from the Environment to Users” . London School of Economics and Political Science.

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