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During the last 20 years, Estonia has developed a complete, well functioning, and secure e-state. For citizens of Estonia, e-services have become routine: e-elections, e-taxes, e-police, e-healthcare, e-banking, and e-school. The “e” prefix for services has almost become trite in the sense that it is truly standard. Most Estonians would not even consider doing things the old fashioned way by physically visiting an office.
The e-state gives people freedom – to spend time in the forest, countryside, in our countless bogs, or even in Tallinn’s famous Old Town which rests beside the modern city. Almost any activity can be taken care of with a few clicks via the internet.
These modern city office buildings are increasingly used by IT companies which seek an innovative, highly-educated, cost-effective workforce. One example of many: From its development centre in Tallinn, Skype creates a large part of the software used by its loyal customer base of 500 million people.
Thanks to its small size, Estonia is an ideal place for testing new solutions. The implementation and feedback processes move very quickly. Many solutions engineered in Estonia have been later exported, including e-elections, e-school, and m-parking (the “m” means “mobile”). It may also be of interest that Estonia is the only nation in the world which has survived a full-on cyber attack, emerging unscathed by mounting a vigorous self-defence.
Find out more: http://www.businessinestonia.com
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