June 16, 2016

Digibarometer: Finland leads the way in digitalisation

Finnish companies are the global frontrunners of digitalisation.
Finnish companies are the global frontrunners of digitalisation.
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Finland has been ranked first in the degree of digitalisation in a recent Digibarometer 2016 survey.

Finland clinched the first spot in the degree of digitalisation in a recent Digibarometer 2016 survey, which analysed altogether 22 countries. Other Nordic countries Norway, Sweden and Denmark took the following positions.

Digibarometer measures the degree of digitalisation in a given country on three different levels: preconditions, current utilisation and the effects of the utilisation, as well as in three different sectors: companies, citizens and the public sector.

According to this year’s survey, Finland has globally the best preconditions to take an advantage of deepening digitalisation. In the current utilisation Finland ranks fifth and in the effects of utilisation third. In the private sector Finland is the clear frontrunner, followed by Denmark and South Korea.

In comparison to the previous barometer, digitalisation has moved forward especially in the public sector. However, according to the conductor of the barometer Etlatieto it still poses an unutilised opportunity to Finland.

“[In Finland] some of the benefits of digitalisation remain untapped,” says Etlatieto’s CEO Petri Rouvinen.

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