New Zealand Government: COVID-19 and the Digital Economy

New Zealand Government: COVID-19 and the Digital Economy

New Zealand’s government response to COVID-19 has been viewed as strong and policy heavy, largely and partly because of its successful control of the pandemic's spread. Additionally, this has provided the government a head start in building up the country's digital capabilities without managing a prolonged COVID-19 fallout, both from a social and economic standpoint. Agencies and policy makers have been forced to make fast technology choices to support the COVID-19 response and presently, attention is turning to a rapid economic recovery, in which digital will play a major role."COVID-19's economic implications will dramatically change technology investment planning, digital service models, and technology projects prioritisation in the New Zealand government. However, as many other governments worldwide are facing uncertainty because of prolonged operating restrictions, New Zealand is in an enviable position of having the opportunity to build a solid digital foundation and economy that can be expanded beyond COVID-19's threat," says Louise Francis, research director, IDC Australia and New Zealand.

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Executive Snapshot
Situation overview
New Zealand Government Approach and Economic Recovery
COVID-19's Impact on IT Investment Priorities in New Zealand
Areas Where New Zealand Businesses Are Prioritising Spending
Small and Medium-Sized Business Resilience
New Market Developments and Dynamics
Leveraging Prior Investment in Digital Transformation
Digitally Transformed Government Flattening the Recovery Curve?
Government Trends and Responses
New Zealand Government's Digital Response
eGovernment Initiatives and Continuity of Service Through COVID-19
Prioritisation and Leveraging of Digital Resources
New Zealand Government's Response Compared with Other Countries
Worldwide Governments' Use of Technology
Global Digital Initiatives Driven by COVID-19
Digital Policies for a Digital World
IDC Advice for the New Zealand Government's Long-Term Digital Recovery from COVID-19
Advice for the Technology Supplier and Services Provider
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