The ICT sector has been selected as one of Finland’s five technology focus areas for the future, according to a recent report produced by the country’s National Technology Agency, Tekes. The aim is to ensure that Finland continues to be a leader in the extensive use of ICT.
The Tekes report proposes focusing on ICT services, user-friendliness, knowledge and content management, and making greater use of ICT in real-life applications benefiting people in their day-to-day life and building solutions designed to make their work easier and effective.
Finland has already built up a strong base in ICT, and was recently ranked first in an assessment by the World Economic Forum (WEF) of the state of information technology, particularly in everyday applications, in 82 economies around the world. To meet its strategic goal of remaining a leader in producing and using ICT technology into the future, Finland will need to develop innovative business processes and new forms of work and welfare services for the knowledge and learning economy, according to Tekes.
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