The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) tracks the digitization-progress of the EU member states. In terms of digitization of the economy and internet trade, Austria improved from 12th to the 10th place. Many domestic companies, including more and more small and medium-sized enterprises, are already well positioned. However, the high non-wage labor costs in our country are still negatively viewed - these should be massively reduced or completely abolished. Thanks to the availability and scope of the online platform "Digital Austria", Austria even ranks 8th in the field of e-government. With the creation of further one-stop-shops in the administrative area already announced by the government, the preconditions for a successful e-government future are now being created. Austria's efforts to integrate Blockchain technology into public administration are particularly appreciated - but there is still room for further gains.
(CF red. / Österreich Journal)