The world is changing rapidly, with globalisation and digitisation significantly increasing the pace of our lives and bringing us closer together than ever before, as well as presenting profound challenges to our self-perception, politics, the economy, security and society
Serbia this year entered the world’s top 10 countries for the issuance of electronic building permits, leaving some of the world’s most developed countries in our wake. And we have to preserve this achievement
This government is continuing to build on the foundations set by its predecessor and opening new doors for economic growth through the digitisation process. This is a key condition that will enable faster growth in the competitiveness of the economy and more innovations, and a different relationship between the state and its citizens
Since its establishment in 2002, the Foreign Investors Council has remained faithful to its principles - transparency, equality and predictability. Today, as in the past, the FIC promotes a predictable and clear business environment that provides equal opportunities for all, as well as sound business ethics
The Government is open to the idea of including the civil sector in its administrative work and unburdening the administration, which is the trend in the developed world. NALED is a positive example, having developed the e-permit software with help from donors and then handed it over to the state. This was a great help, and other organisations are certainly able to contribute to the common good in the same way.
"Our main task is to help our co-legislators swiftly adopt the remaining proposals to meet the objectives set in the EU’s legislative priorities, as well as the European Council's call for full DSM implementation by the end of 2018"
ICTs play a crucial role in the creation of a range of IoT solutions, which are now helping to improve the efficiency of energy use, urban mobility, water distribution, urban infrastructure operations, security and wastewater management. The ITU is working on a number of initiatives to build smart, sustainable cities
Information technology is included in education in Norway from the very beginning. It is not so much learning about it as integrating it into your daily experience as a tool, while at the same time gaining the necessary understanding of it
It’s fair to say 2017 has been an eventful year. Even for an industry used to as much change and disruption as ours. Last year will likely long echo with the words “murky at best, fraudulent at worst,” “an antiquated media buying and selling system” and “crappy” to describe the experience that drives people to ad blocking and prevents marketers from achieving their growth goals
Telekom Srbija is a natural partner of state institutions in the digital transformation process, as it is a simultaneously a reliable partner of the entire economy. The company primarily possesses the necessary expertise and provides very palpable services that are the very basis of the digital economy
Membership in the Berne Union, which gathers together almost all of the world’s largest agencies dealing with the insuring of export credits and foreign investments, will improve AOFI’s work and increase the chances of domestic companies becoming part of the international trading network
Increasing use of broadband internet, which allows high-speed data transfer rates, by just 10 per cent impacts on the growth of GDP by up to 1.5%. And it is also known that GDP and employment grow in parallel
Greater efficiency and transparency of bureaucratic procedures is achieved with the automating of processes and electronic procedures, and that is an important prerequisite for attracting new investors. The transition of administrative procedures from counter-based to electronic requests will make Serbia more attractive for investments
The members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Serbia – more than 200 U.S., international and local companies – recognise the establishing of effective e-governance as one of the most important steps for improving conditions for doing business
How we communicate on social media has never been more important, for ourselves, for brands or for politicians. This constant change inspired UM to launch the largest global social media research 12 years ago, with a clear aim: to track user growth and growth in the importance of the new media phenomenon. Naturally, along with the growth of social media grew our desire to understand them better and learn how to help grow our clients' brands
Public Cloud services in the IT world are no longer unknown. Our idea is to present a cloud machine to Serbia that would be found in the state’s data centre, and which would respect modern safety standards with maximised savings. Oracle is the only company currently able to offer something like that
“The matter of building a cashless society is a matter of the financial inclusion and education of citizens. Even in Europe, 138 million people are financially cut off from society, i.e. without a bank account or payment methods. In Serbia there is a similar issue. According to the World bank’s latest data, 17% of citizens are financially excluded,” says Artur Turemka, Mastercard’s manager for the Balkan region
A society that fully digitises and reorientates its economy towards new business models and new ways of generating value will create new values and pick up all profits, while societies that don’t do that will practically be overtaken
Fostering eGovernment development, NALED has initiated a systematic approach with strong coordination of all stakeholders - the state, businesses and the civil sector - in implementing reforms in this area. Global experiences show that eGovernment can save up to two per cent of a country’s GDP – in Serbia, this amounts to around €600 million a year
Serbian Business Register’s Agency (SBRA) was among the first state institutions to start introducing e-services for the economy. Last year also saw the introduction of electronic payments for the registration of financial reports, while new benefits will be provided in 2018
How often do we think about aging? What are we afraid of and what are we looking forward to in our old age? What are the greatest joys and the greatest worries of old age? When is it too late to start your own business or fall in love? Does the view of old age and aging in Serbia differ from the rest of the world?
“It is important to say that, although technological progress is one of the key factors of civilisation’s progress, mankind should be careful in all of this not to lose the power of the spirit and essence of the human being”