Petr A. ZHDANCHIKOVInstitute of Regional Studies and Urban Planning, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University), Moscow, Russian Federation firstname.lastname@example.org ORCID id: not available
Subject. The article considers the issues related to informatization and digitalization in the Russian regions. Objectives. The focus is on a comprehensive study of information technology penetration in Russian regions, state-of-the-art analysis and proposals for further development of informatization. Methods. I apply the methods of systems, comparative, logical, and statistical analyses. Results. The paper provides objective assessments of the status of regional informatization and prospects for its development. I present an organizational and legal model of informatization in the Russian Federation and the rating of regions based on the assessment of informatization level, using the key performance indicators. I also define urgent problems in the industry and possible solutions. Conclusions. When designing a qualitatively new model of socio-economic development of regions, it is crucial to overcome the digital divide, and this should be the major direction on the way to regional informatization in Russia.
Keywords: informatization, electronic government, electronic society, innovation-driven development, human capital
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