BERLIN – The president of the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Siegfried Rossum, criticized the black and red coalition led by Angela Merkel (CDU) for the slow digitization of the administration: “The political failures of the past few years are due to the lack of Digital tracking of infection and slow management of vaccination appointments Politicians have a duty to get out of the way as quickly as possible in an “industrialized and high-tech country,” which is unacceptable for citizens “even in extreme situations.”
In an international comparison, Germany is a far cry from an effective digital management of society and the economy. The growing gap between public and private digital equipment has become a serious location problem. For employees in public administration, this is an “imposition”, criticized the head of the BDI. At the same time, BDI establishes an eight-point index of requirements. In the 18-page paper to which “Welt am Sonntag” refers, the association requests, among other things, the timely implementation of the Online Access Act (OZG) in 2022. A management portal developed according to users’ needs is also essential – Not according to internal administrative matters.
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