There’s ‘The Deficit’ and umpteen other deficits that are giving grief across all sectors of the economy. But underlying all these, inhibiting a revitalisation of the economy, is a deeper, darker deficit – the Digital Deficit.
In this CMA editorial written for Bdaily (the UK’s online business forum) we discuss a top down and bottom up view of the impact of the digital deficit in the context of an emergent digital economy and the upcoming debate at NextGen12
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In the past two weeks the turnaround in UK attitudes towards Olympic prospects has been impressive.
Running rings around our expectations is now similar to what is needed to overcome the UK’s ‘Digital Deficit’ (DD).
In this slightly ‘tongue in cheek’ editorial we liken DD to an endemic medical condition where early recognition of the symptons may prevent the need for more radical therapies later.
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The House of Lords Communications Committee’s report offering an alternative vision for the UK is an important contribution towards the challenges of resolving the country’s digital deficits.
The Communications Management Association’s view has been widely reported.
The linkages between digital investment and economic growth will now be further explored at NextGen12.
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In our strongest editorial to date on the so-called Digital Economy we assert that, in the same way that people say ‘the real economy’ without explaining what an un-real economy might be, there is no non-digital economy of any great substance.
Across every sector of the economy the qualifier ‘digital’ is redundant. The digital infrastructure is as important to sustainable green policies for energy and transport as it is for Finance, Health and Manufacturing. Fixing the ‘digital deficit’ is the first step towards economic recovery.
We suggest that to track the nation’s digital maturity we need to measure four things: Fitness for Purpose, Balance, Hassle and Disruption.
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See also previous editorial: Finding Nemode