The GCI 2017 report shows three emerging trends from three years of research:
1. Expanding broadband network remains a priority for all clusters as it plays an important role in economic growth. With such capability, nations can identify niche market opportunities based on their unique capabilities and ensure continuous development.
2. Cloud capabilities can act as a powerful equalizer for Adopters and Starters, in particular, to take giant steps ahead in the technology stack, drive innovation and achieve sustainable growth.
3. Investment in ICT Infrastructure initiates a chain reaction of Digital Transformation, with Cloud as a potent catalyst in the chain and a gateway to the power of Big Data and IoT.
GCI 2017 pinpoints investing in Broadband as the first step to tap Cloud capabilities. Once Cloud come into play, it can deliver a chain reaction of Digital Transformation benefiting nations’ industries, companies and people.