The index released by the Chinese ICT expert Huawei measures, analyzes and intersects 50 countries as a result to find correlations between technology investment and adoption and economic growth.
The digital transformation of the world is an unstoppable phenomena. The way of life, things are done, countries are run, or businesses are conducted is being transformed by digital technology. Countries that do not embrace this trend risk being left behind The economy of all countries is transforming into a digital economy whether desired or not. The rapid proliferation of cloud computing, Big Data and analytics, and mobility combined with many significant technology changes have created an ICT environment that has enabled the Internet of Things (IoT) to rise and become one of the key disruptive forces in economic lifetimes.
Huawei suggests that the most important necessity for IoT — connectivity — will become so ubiquitous and widespread that by 2025 the number of IoT devices installed, connected, and autonomously managed will reach 100 billion. They also state that the level of global connectivity is linked to a country’s GDP.
The full report can be downloaded here