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Stockholm Forms its New E-Strategy

The new outline for a new e-strategy is published from the city of Stockholm in Sweden. The basis is that its citizens will get more possibilities to interact through the Internet with daily questions.

In future the web site of Stockholm will also be the portal for different questions like daycare for children and elder, request for building permit, map to local service, different fees from the city and more information.

But the citizens shall also get more inside information how different parts of the administration work for better possible interaction and contact between the administration and the citizens. This would give a better feedback to the administration for better decisions. An adaptive way of working.

All public information shall be accessible through the Web. Sweden is by tradition a country where lot of information is public and this should also reflect the Internet.

"By using the IT in a efficient way makes it possible for us to give the people in Stockholm a much better service. This gives us more happy customers and it makes it more enjoyable for us to work", says Kjell Bergefall, director of IT-resources.

The whole e-strategy builds on the vision about the future community where the society is moving from production to service. The transformation to the information world must be considered by the administration. Through the Internet the citizens and the industry can access new services.

And the IT-infrastructure is very important for attracting the establishment of new businesses and people in the Stockholm area. The Kista area as one example is what a lot of people calls "the Mobile Internet valley". To remain in a leading position, the administration understands that they must be more aggressive.

This declaration, e-strategy on 31 pages, will stress the rest of cities in Sweden. The competition has only started with better services as the main components.