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IT Norrbotten. Anders Lundkvist. Norrbotten. 22% of Sweden’s total land area 3% of Sweden’s population 14 municipalities Arjeplog 0.3 inhab./km 2. IT Norrbotten Background. Company founded in 1997 Presumptions IT develops fast Norrbotten is in the peripheral Objective

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it norrbotten

IT Norrbotten

Anders Lundkvist

norrbotten
Norrbotten
  • 22% of Sweden’s total land area
  • 3% of Sweden’s population
  • 14 municipalities
  • Arjeplog0.3 inhab./km2
it norrbotten background
IT NorrbottenBackground
  • Company founded in 1997
  • Presumptions
    • IT develops fast
    • Norrbotten is in the peripheral
  • Objective
    • Create economical growth and develop work and industry
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IT NorrbottenBackground
  • Owner structure
    • 1/3 County Council of Norrbotten
    • 1/3 Municipalities of Norrbotten
    • 1/3 Companies of the region, through Chambers of Commerce et.al.
    • Also important interested parties; University of Luleå and County Administration
three examples of it norrbotten projects
Three examples ofIT Norrbotten projects
  • Teleworking
  • Electronic commerce
  • Distance Education
teleworking
Teleworking
  • We chose 18 pilot companies in Norrbotten
  • Criteria for selection
    • an idea on how to develop business and operation with distance spanning technology
  • Technology was not the starting point
  • One of three “Best example in SME” at European Telework Week 1999
electronic commerce
Electronic Commerce
  • Project started 1997
  • We chose 15 pilot companies in Norrbotten
  • Criteria for selection
    • SME in Norrbotten
    • Own idea on how to use Internet
    • Niche products
electronic commerce products
Electronic CommerceProducts
  • Worms
  • Cloudberrys
  • Leather products
  • Candy
  • Lapp handicrafts
  • Customised cables
electronic commerce results
Electronic CommerceResults
  • Many were successful
    • Customised cables
    • Candy
  • Not all were successful
    • Handicrafts
    • Leather products
distance education
Distance Education
  • Distances create demand
  • Spanish in Jokkmokk
  • Technology
    • IP Multicast
    • Marratech
distance education results
Distance EducationResults
  • Not cheaper than traditional education
  • Enabling technology
  • A lot of technical hurdles
    • Clash spear head technology vs unexperienced users
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IT Norrbotten
  • Three years of project activities has influenced the development of Norrbotten
  • Owners has decided for another two years
  • They will even more influence the development of Norrbotten