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Australia has been ranked as the tenth most ‘digitally ready’ nation, in a new index by Cisco and Gartner. But the research exposes a significant ‘digital divide’ between the states and territories, with Tasmania and the Northern Territory being left behind. The Cisco Digital Readiness Index measured the digital readiness of 118 countries, based on seven metrics.

While Australia scored highly overall, the report revealed “deep disparities across the country” and “widespread unevenness”.

Those in the Australian Capital Territory were given a digital readiness score of 21.14, while Tasmania scoring 9.65 and the Northern Territory scoring just 4.80.

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