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Digital adoption outside Java lags despite adequate infrastructure: Report

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Mon, March 23, 2020   /  01:31 pm
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A wide variety of business models are showcased at seminars that show how the application of digital technology has enabled people to enhance their lives, giving them access to education, better health care and other personal care services. (Shutterstock.com/INDONESIAPIX )

Despite available infrastructure in provinces and cities outside Java Island, the digital implementation in those places is still behind their peers on Java, offering abundant opportunity for development in those regions in the coming years. A recent digital competitiveness survey shows the regions outside Java still lag in digital implementation in small and medium enterprises (SMEs) despite there being sufficient infrastructure.   According to a recent East Venture report, provinces such as Jakarta, West Java, East Java, Yogyakarta and Banten lead in its Digital Competitiveness Index (DCI), while provinces like East Nusa Tenggara, Central Kalimantan, West Sulawesi and Papua ranked low in the index. The report measures each province's digital input, such as the amount of tech-savvy human resources and internet access, digital output such as the number of workers i...