Thursday, November 03, 2011

4 Criteria for Digital Cities

Geneva, Switzerland - A number of cities often making claims that its territory has become a digital city. But in reality, what the criteria for the prestige of the title?

According to the International Telecom Union (ITU), there are at least four criteria must be met if a city wants to be known as a digital city.

The first is broadband connectivity. For the digital city, the availability of broadband becomes vital. Needs even likened tub water supply and roads are smooth stretches.

Digital City is required to have a clear vision on the future of broadband in the future, as well as related regulatory commitments are reflected in policy development and realization.

Second, digital inclusion. Described ITU, digital city is required to introduce those who are less technology literate by the things that smelled of digital and broadband technologies.

The point related parties are expected to provide training to hone the skills above and provide access to government and commercial services.

Innovation became the third requirement. Broadband is believed to be the main medium for companies to deliver innovation, creating new jobs, and reduce costs. On the other hand, companies are also required to provide services anywhere and anytime.

Last requirement is the knowledge for the workforce. Related parties are required to recognize their employees so that knowledge can be optimized to create economic value.

The reason, said digital city will rely on ICT to support education and training sector in order to boost the ability of human resources (HR).

"Our planet (Bumi-red.) will soon be populated by 7 billion people. And the ever-increasing demands of the industrial sector," said Secretary General of ITU, Dr Hamadoun Toure.

"Meanwhile, accounts (internet services) will be half the population of the world's population. It's time to open up insights into a world that is always connected and the digital future," he concluded.

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