Alan: England 2 – Denmark 1. That’s not the scores from a football match, but the rankings in a new survey that IBMs Insitute for Business Value and the Economist Intelligence Unit have published: The 2004 e-Readiness Rankings report (or here) .
Coverage: Alan pointed to FT: NATIONAL NEWS: Britain beats US in annual ‘e-readiness’ rankings. I found a few other sources: Reuters: Denmark Is Web-Savviest Nation, U.S. Drops -Survey, BBC: Denmark tops e-business rankings, The Register: Only Danes more ‘e-ready’ than UK and ZDNet: Survey: Denmark is Web-savviest nation.
Anyone in doubt about who’s the e-readiest? 😉
Can say that Denmark was the talk of the town today at a Vinnova conference. All positive!
And now Länsstyrelse in Örebro wants contacts for study visit to good Danish exampel in e-government willing to talk to curious Swedes.
And even my first nr of edemocracy.se newsletter featured the Denmark e-government program …and it came out in March!
Swedes positive about Denmark? You must be kidding 😉
Actually, I’ve had several visits from Sweden lately, and will host a visit from the City of Stockholm in May. Örebro can just line up in the queue 🙂
Seriously, I do give priority to Swedish visits, so I can practice my poor Swedish (which is getting worse and worse …). Just send me an email or call me on +45 4060 5727.
Gail, I have just subscribed to your newsletter. Is there an online archive of previous issues?
Toppen, John. Hope Örebro länstyrelsen gets into that queue (by the way, think you’ll like the guy who contacted me from there…he has a personal website just in your flavor.
Saw that subscription – thanx…Now have nearly 800 from all over the world (only about 10 from Sweden) in less than 6 weeks! Never really intended such a fantastic response when all I did was add the site as a resource in http://www.developmentgateway.org/, (you know, my think globally but act locally way of doing things) made a couple “trading” deals with a couple big USA based lists etc.. and suddenly nearly 800 in. Glad for access to my http://www.membro.com newsletter tool.
No 1 was the “planking” of Denmark:s egov declaration pages
No 2 was the recent Australian e-gov conf papers abstracts
No 3 not out yet, any suggestions for content??
Now I must really get to work… (I am from 1 May finished at the City of Stockholm after 26 years of service they so often didn’t really want to have)…but I’m looking forward now to at least 5 more years of interesting things that need doing.
I begin with 9 weeks in the USA (my longest stretch there since 1972 when I “landed” in Sweden). Have two grandchildren (1 and 3) in Delaware I intend to play a lot with, a college glee club reunion to go to, some old high school buddies to visit, a couple of http://www.membro.com installations to do etc.etc.. But, of course, I’ll be online a good bit with all connnections in place.
As of now, we’re in line. Hopefully John will be available when we need him.