Building societal resilience through digital investment

Discover Cisco’s Australian Digital Readiness Index 2020, a newly released report.

Key Findings

Cisco’s Digital Readiness Index explores how ready each state and territory in Australia is to reap the benefits of future digitisation. The results will help inform the investment decisions of governments and policy makers to ensure every Australian benefits from the digital economy.

Digital readiness is placed amongst three stages: Activate, Accelerate, and Amplify.

Australia’s digital readiness score places it in the highest-ranked ‘Amplify stage’ alongside Singapore, the USA, Canada and most Western and Northern European nations.

The ACT has the highest score in Australia, testament to its portfolio of high performing research institutions, active adoption of new technologies and strong start-up community.

States and territories with lower scores will fall behind in the digital world. They need to invest in upskilling the population and supporting early technology adoption.

A holistic model for Australia

See which states are leading the charge when it comes to digital readiness.

Digital Readiness across Australia’s States and Territories

Digital Readiness is a defining characteristic of successful 21st century societies.

The Cisco Australian Digital Readiness index 2020 provides both a snapshot of Australia’s evolving digital capability and acts a guide for government and industry relative to where additional investments are needed to ensure Australia continues to develop as a digitally capable and inclusive society.

The Index dives into the insights at the key states and territories. All scores for 2020 are out of 25.

Digital Readiness is the key to economic prosperity, but it is also critical to building societal resilience. Only by continuing to invest in our digital capabilities can we maximise the benefits in the good times and ensure we are best placed to manage the future crises that will inevitably come our way.

Ken Boal, Vice President, Cisco Australia and New Zealand

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