The Information Society
Fundación Telefónica today presented the report "The Society Information on Spain 2010“, the eleventh edition, with a new design and increased use of computer graphics support.
It shows the main indicators, data and changes in the last year to help understand the evolution of society Information in Spain, be indispensable for those who work in this market.
[...] continues to increase the number of broadband access and the number of Internet, the more mature segments of the population growth take over the digital reality and the universe and connected portable terminal expands increasingly.
And e-libros.fundacion.telefonica.com/sie10/ we already have available a pdf version web, information of each of the regions.
In the opening chapter, presents 10 key year; in the second chapter, visually compiles the most relevant information regarding the network connectivity, access and availability of terminals that facilitate the enjoyment of the Information Society. Addition, discusses issues about the impact that causes the use of Information Technology and Communications in various fields and sectors of economic and social reality. In the third chapter, itself is a study, with data from Telefónica, to understand life and reality digital.
In the fourth chapter, The report sets out in a disaggregated data by regions. A pity that these data are processed by each of them suficienteslas, not providing adequate objectivity , or adequate guarantees in its methodological design. There is more to see the section referring to the Valencian Community that has been developed by the Generalitat. It would require a methodology that guarantees the systematic and comparison of data between communities.
However, This study represents an important series for 11 years, provides an adequate picture of trends and developments in the Information Society in Spain.
It may be useful to compare data 2010 with the 2009 to observe developments in the sector.
The maturea, the 45aa 64 years, has built an important role in the Information Society in Spain 2010 and is the most likely age segment has grown in such activities as the use of Internet banking, the ebook or use mobile Internet.
This is one of the report's findings “The Information Society in Spain 2010″ Telefonica Foundation and was presented this morning with the presence of the Minister of Industry, Tourism & Transport, Miguel Sebastián and President of Telefónica, César Alierta.
The minister called the report “indispensable” and said that will enrich the discussion of ICT sector, while Alierta recalled that the eleventh edition has more information than the previous graph for easy reading.
The telephone company's president highlighted the progress of the Information Society, despite the economic situation, and cited the fixed broadband has grown in Spain 8,3%, the number of datacards (mobile internet connection via USB) grew 60% and 4,5 million users access the Internet via broadband mobile phone.
The report reveals an increase of 13,3% the number of users accessing the Internet daily and a 18,9% the number of mobile lines associated with machines, which are already two million, which is the start of the call “Internet of Things”.
The vice president of the Fundación Telefónica, Javier Nadal, summarized in 10 Key developments in Information Society 2010.
The first is that, despite the decrease in the turnover of the ICT sector a 7,3% in Spain, innovation of enterprises has increased 5% and a Research and Development 3%, This has meant that 85% ICT companies increase their investment in innovation.
The second key is that the more mature society is joining the digital society, with growth rates well above average in the last two years.
Thus, Older Internet users are more likely to use mobile internet and the adoption rate of e-books entity is twice the population of 55 a 64 than among the population aged 25 and 34 years.
Another key is the domain of video on the Internet traffic is the 40%, although the mobile reaches the 51%.
Highlights the business moves to offer video services over the Internet as in the case of Google TV; Apple TV, Amazon Video On-Demand Videoclub the Movistar.
Addition, has started the Open Data movement in Spain, which is available to the company data of common interest so you can build upon it a new idea.
And 2010 has grown very important “Cloud Computing” or virtual services or in the cloud and 10,2% of expenditure on external services technologies are engaged in this activity, as global data.
Has also been a revolution in the world of publishing due to portable devices.
Nadal stressed the importance of the appearance of IPAD and the generation of tablets is following, because they are competing with electronic ink book, that appeared in the previous report with many possibilities for the future and now you do not have as clear.
In Spain, the eGovernment services appear among the best in the world, the report also highlights the importance of the definition 2010 digital strategy in Europe.
The study devotes a section to the evolution of the Information Society in the autonomous communities.
The Telefónica Foundation's vice president said, although the study is smaller than in previous years, be supplemented by other subsequent reports.
The first of these will be on electronic publications, to be followed by another on the so-called augmented reality.