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Measuring the Digital Transformation

A Roadmap for the Future

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Measuring the Digital Transformation: A Roadmap for the Future provides new insights into the state of the digital transformation by mapping indicators across a range of areas – from education and innovation, to trade and economic and social outcomes – against current digital policy issues, as presented in Going Digital: Shaping Policies, Improving Lives. In so doing, it identifies gaps in the current measurement framework, assesses progress made towards filling these gaps and sets-out a forward-looking measurement roadmap. The goal is to expand the evidence base, as a means to lay the ground for more robust policies for growth and well-being in the digital era.

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Roadmap: Measuring the Internet of Things

The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to the connection of an increasing number of devices and objects over time to the Internet. Following the convergence of fixed and mobile networks, and between telecommunications and broadcasting, the IoT represents the next step in the convergence between ICTs and economies and societies. It holds the promise to substantially contribute to further innovation, growth and social prosperity, and as with any such development, policy makers and other stakeholders need evidence to inform the decisions they will take in the coming years. Accordingly, the Cancun Declaration (https://oe.cd/DigitalEcoDeclaration) invited the OECD to further work on emerging technologies, including the Internet of Things, to enable countries to fully embrace their benefits and to strengthen the collection of internationally comparable statistics (OECD, 2016).

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