Digitization in EU countries could add € 1 billion to EU economies
According to the latest Deloitte analysis prepared for Vodafone, the accelerating digitization processes due to the pandemic are expected to generate an additional € 1 trillion for the EU economy, responsible for the growth of GDP per capita in the countries of the EU by 7.2% by 2027, Newseria reports.
This scenario is possible if all countries in the European Union have reached the threshold of 90 points in the DESI scan ranking at that time. However, the countries of the Old Continent still have a certain distance from such a result – it is the longest in the case of the CEECs, including Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic.
“The countries of Central and Eastern Europe – compared to the whole of Europe – are still quite pale in terms of digital transformation. Covid-19 has significantly accelerated this transformation in Poland, the Czech Republic and Hungary, but just look at the DESI European Index, which shows that we and our neighbors have been quite ahead since the end in this regard, ”said Marcin Zmaczyński, EEC Marketing Director of Aruba Cloud Polska.
In the latest European Commission ranking (The Digital Economy and Society Index, DESI 2020), analyzing Member States’ progress in the field of digitization, Poland rose two notches, but still ranks at the bottom of the rate – on the 23rd position. The ranking is led by the Scandinavian countries: Finland, Sweden and Denmark. Western European countries, such as Germany and France, came in 12th and 16th places respectively. Hungary, on the other hand, is ranked 21st in the DESI ranking and the neighboring Czech Republic is ranked 18th.
“It is difficult to compare with countries in Scandinavia or Western Europe because they have a time advantage in implementing new solutions. However, we are catching up with our western neighbors very quickly. Poland, however, is probably the most cautious when it comes to implementing cloud services, and Czechs and Hungarians are more likely to do so, ”Zmaczyński added.
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