“Administration is still too tied to the old bureaucratic procedures with its analogical instruments, lack of investment (in technology and education), organizational difficulties, difficult to interpret standards that too often referred to decrees that – in the best outcome – would be adopted after years and years. These are some of the main reasons why the digitization of PA ended up becoming like Godot created by Beckett, that everyone is waiting for and that never comes.
Yet 2015 seems really to become the turning point … “
(Agenda Digitale, Ecco perché nel 2015 la PA dirà (davvero) addio alla carta)
We open with an excerpt from the text by Ernesto Belisario, released on January 23, 2015, in regard to digitization in public administration, to present a brief diachronic analysis of evolution in the field of digital innovation in the PA. Topic very dear to Together, that turns digitization processes of Human Resources management into a real flagship product.
Brilliantly, Ernesto guides us in what he calls a tortuous process: The Decree of the Prime Minister “concerning the formation, transmission, copying, duplication, reproduction and temporal validation of electronic documents as well as training and preservation of electronic documents of public administration“, the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at a rapid digitization of the PA, was published on the 13th of November 2014.
In 2015 was taken a further step: thanks to the Law of August 7, 124 (Delegation to the Government on the reorganization of public administration) the Decree. No 82/05 (Government Code) was given a new life. It placed the digitization at the center of major development initiatives, transparency, cost-effectiveness and simplification of administrative processes for citizens and Companies in the “digital first” key. Overcoming the physiological resistance to digital, the allocating of roles and providing technical and managerial responsibilities, ensuring of a positive transition to documentary dematerialization (production and storage of digital native documents) and the online accessibility of information and documents of public administration, has become a development strategic target.
Among the main initiatives planned for the year 2015 we have to mention the expansion of broadband and ultra-broadband connectivity, the development of digital skills of human resources, the diffusion of cloud computing digitization process for the measurement and evaluation of performance, promotion of election of the digital domicile, a broader reconciliation of life and work (co-working/ smart-working/ flexibility in the times and places of work).
The digitization of the goals are to be included within a broader international scene, according to the European Strategy set out by ADE. Objective: to support and encourage economic growth through the review of digital priorities.
According to estimates offered by the EU, with the achievement of the European Digital Agenda targets, over the next eight years, GDP growth would increase of 5% while new jobs would register 3.8 million number.
But was 2015 a real turning point?
A lot of experts give a “NO” answer
“2015 wasn’t the year of the clarity and implementation of the Digital Agenda (except the prominence: the electronic invoice). Will it be 2016? Many clues lead to think so. In fact, a two-year hot period starts now and it will take us to December 2017: this is the deadline to implement the Digital Agenda system, identified by the Government.
The switch-off of paper-based and analogical relationships between PA and citizens, towards a single and modular interface (Italy Login), end to end (from authentication to payment). A school at the height of modernity. An ultra broadband network that will cover all. Italy’s entry into the fourth industrial revolution. These are just some of the areas that will be carried out totally or at least will reach a very advanced stage of maturity in 2017 (that will allow or not to say “we’ll make it”).“- Alessandro Longo
Together promotes and encourages the transition to document dematerialization and use of technologies toward greater flexibility and reconciliation of work and private life.