ICT, knowledge and the economy 2012 describes the Dutch knowledge-based economy on the basis of its pillars ICT, innovation and R&D.
ICT, knowledge and the economy is the combined continuation of the seriesThe digital economy and Knowledge and the economy published annually by Statistics Netherlands until last year.
Dutch ICT skills continue to increase and more and more people in the Netherlands are using mobile devices to access the internet. At home, laptops are increasingly replacing desktop computers, and at school more and more computers are connected to the internet. These are just some facts from The digital economy 2009.
The Netherlands is well matched with the other leading nations in ICT. Telework has expanded rapidly: half of all companies in the Netherlands facilitate telework. More and more Dutch people buy products and services online, and ICT has further penetrated the public sector.
The Netherlands remains an international frontrunner when it comes to the availability of ICT in households. Digital television has become popular in the Netherlands: over 2 million households used the application by December 2006. Furthermore, 7.5 million people had made online purchases at some point.
The digital economy 2007 (Dutch version). The English version will be published at the end of June 2008. However, the summary and conclusions of the publication are already available.
This publication gives a description of major developments in Dutch digital economy.