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Digital transformation and technological advances have drastically changed the way in which consumers and businesses interact.
In talking about the current scenario of online sign-ups for financial products in Spain, we could refer to the lines of the poet Ramón de Campoamor, one of the exponents of Literary Realism: “it all depends on the colour / of the glass through which we look”.
In this issue we focus on: The framework for digital regulation in Latin America: How to balance innovation and safety?; Decentralized Applications (DApps): The building blocks of the future Internet; Instant payments; The cloud vs. mainframe conundrum; Enhancing Economic Empowerment through Financial Inclusion.
The ability to prove that you are who you say you are is a cornerstone of economic and social development, because it allows us access to basic public and private services, such as health, education and financial services... According to the World Bank, there are some 1.1 billion people in the world who cannot prove their i…
Peru is still lagging behind the region in the process of digitalisation. However, there have been advances such as the increased use of the internet by families, a reduction in the concentration of companies offering internet services and improvements in infrastructure. Going forward, it is anticipated that these favourabl…
To paraphrase Francisco de Quevedo, we are people who are glued to our mobiles, and these phones have to be exceptional, with an infinite Internet connection. This image, which can be applied to all information and communications technology (ICT), is especially evident among the young.
The use of ICT at home has spread extensively throughout Europe, albeit with differing intensity in each country. Based on Eurostat data, this observatory outlines the importance of computer use, of the internet and its ends during the recent recession, comparing European countries.
The Digitization Index (DiGiX) assesses the factors, agents’ behavior and institutions that enable a country to fully leverage Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for increased competitiveness and well-being. It is a composite index that summarizes relevant indicators on 100 countries’ digital performance.