Digibarometer: Finland leads the way in digitalization
Finland has been ranked first in the degree of digitalization in a recent Digibarometer 2016 survey.
Finland clinched the first spot in the degree of digitalization in a recent Digibarometer 2016 survey (by Etlatieto Oy), which analysed altogether 22 countries. Other Nordic countries Norway, Sweden and Denmark took the following positions.
Digibarometer measures the degree of digitalization in a given country on three different levels: preconditions, current utilization and the effects of the utilization, 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 digitalization. In the current utilization Finland ranks fifth and in the effects of utilization third. In the private sector Finland is the clear frontrunner, followed by Denmark and South Korea.
In comparison to the previous barometer, digitalization has moved forward especially in the public sector. However, according to the conductor of the barometer Etlatieto it still poses an unutilized opportunity to Finland.
“[In Finland] some of the benefits of digitalization remain untapped,” says Etlatieto’s CEO Petri Rouvinen.