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Digital Scotland 2020: Achieving World-Class digital infrastructure: a final report to the Scottish Government

Digital Scotland 2020: Achieving World-Class digital infrastructure: a final report to the Scottish Government

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ISBN: 9781782564041

This independent report provides an assessment of: what world-class looks like elsewhere, the characteristics of those countries and regions that have or are delivering world-class digital infrastructure; and what lessons could be learned and applied to Scotland in order for it to be world-class.

Executive Summary

The Scottish Government has committed to developing and delivering world-class digital infrastructure across Scotland by 2020.

This report explores the possibilities for World Class infrastructure and imagines a panorama of potential applications and services. The objective is to stimulate debate about World Class in 2020 utilising research and case studies from other leading countries, and while this study provides a set of recommendations it is not meant to provide all the answers.

Five case studies were chosen – Australia, Ireland, South Korea, Lithuania and Sweden – on the basis of their visions and achievements with respect to digital infrastructure and the digital society, and the lessons they can provide for what Scotland should consider or avoid going forward.