A new Digital Strategy for Wicklow will enable a road map to be developed to transform communities of Wicklow, the local economy and local services through the use of technology.
Wicklow’s Digital Strategy – prepared by Wicklow County Council - will help facilitate broadband infrastructural development - in a way which is amicable to local communities and the environment - to ensure access to high speed broadband for all.
It will aim to enhance community engagement and collaboration and will achieve fully integrated digital services and information through a digitally transformed Local Authority.
As a first step towards the creation of a Digital Strategy, the Council has recently undertaken a Digital Readiness Assessment (DRA).
This assessment is based primarily on independent empirical evidence and internal Wicklow County Council facts and figures. It gives an overview of Wicklow’s digital maturity, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses in this area.
Local Digital Assessments are structured around:
- Digital Skills
- Innovation & Entrepreneurship
- Digital Economy & Employment
- Digital Services
- Community & Culture
- Digital Transition
Amongst the themes examined were levels of digital literacy, training, qualifications and use; availability and use of online local government resources and rates of ecommerce and innovation.
The information will help form objectives and an action plan for progression towards a digital transformed local authority, local services and communities. It is part of a National Digital Strategy.
More information on the National Digital Strategy and Wicklow Digital Strategy can be found on the below links: