Digital Revolution comes with big changes in the future of European Community. Accelerate innovation opened the needs for a Digital Single Market. Digital Europe needs new business models to better fit the regional development and the new competitiveness requests. Collaborative economy is one of the new and big challenges in the new geopolitical landscape. The development of existing collaborative platforms is a real problem for existing market players and practices, but offers extraordinary opportunities to individual citizens to offer new services, in flexible working arrangements and new sources of income. Named also “sharing economy”, the collaborative economy covers a variety … Continue reading Are we ready for the Collaborative Economy?
European Commission just published his annual update for Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI), a composite index that summarizes relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness. As main conclusion DESI 2016 stated a certain progress could be observed in connectivity and some public services area, but Europe overall digital transformation is very slow. DESI index is calculated on five pivotal dimensions: connectivity (broadband infrastructure development), Human Capital (skills needed to use advantages of digital society), Internet Use (online involvement of citizens), Digital Technologies integration (business digitisation and online sales), and Digital … Continue reading IT IS A LONG WAY TO DIGITAL EUROPE