Macedonia among countries with fastest development of web services: their own website/home page had 58.9% of the enterprises and 10.4% had online ordering enabled via their website.Republic of Macedonia was selected among four ountries in global terms with regards to development of broadband internet at the World Summit on the Information Society The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) was a pair of United Nations-sponsored conferences about information, communication and, in broad terms, the information society that took place in 2003 in Geneva and in 2005 in Tunis. , held in Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. , said Minister for Information Society and Administration Ivo Ivanovski at the International Regulatory Conference, held in Ohrid.
"This is another great recognition for the country, since Macedonia was highlighted as a successful example in the sector of telecommunications and information society", stressed Ivanovski. Discussions focus on issues related to broadband internet, the new generation of mobile networks, along with presentations of specific applicative ap·pli·ca·tive
1. Characterized by actual application; applied.
2. Practical; applicatory.
ap software solutions.
Minister Ivanovski also announced that the Law on Electronic Communications would be harmonized in the course of the year through the inclusion of the latest European directives in the field of electronic communications.
According to the data of the State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia, in January 2011, 93.0% of the enterprises in the financial and non-financial sector, with 10 or more employees, were equipped with computers.
In January 2011, 88.6% of the enterprises in the financial and non-financial sector, with 10 or more employees, had access to the Internet.
DSL (Digital Subscriber Line See DSL.
(communications, protocol) Digital Subscriber Line - (DSL, or Digital Subscriber Loop, xDSL - see below) A family of digital telecommunications protocols designed to allow high speed data communication over the existing copper telephone lines between end-users and ) technologies (such as ADSL and others) are still the most common type of Internet connection, used by 74.6% of the enterprises with Internet access.
Electronic transmission of data suitable for automatic processing, i.e. sending and/or receiving of data via any computer network (Internet or other), in an agreed or standard format which allows their automatic processing (e.g. EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) The electronic communication of business transactions, such as orders, confirmations and invoices, between organizations. Third parties provide EDI services that enable organizations with different equipment to connect. , EDIFACT, XML), to or from systems out of the enterprise, was performed by 37.4% of the enterprises.
E-invoices suitable for automatic processing were more frequently received (by 9.3% of the enterprises) than sent (by 6.0%).
Sharing information electronically and automatically between different functions of the enterprise was performed by 47.0% of the enterprises.
RFID (radio frequency identification See RFID. ) technologies were used in 7.5% of the enterprises, mostly for person identification or access control.
Their own website/home page had 58.9% of the enterprises and 10.4% had online ordering enabled via their website.
During 2010, 6.9% of the enterprises with at least 10 employees had web-sales i.e. have received orders for goods or services via website, while 7.1% sent orders for buying goods/services via website.
Most frequently used e-government services, during 2010, by enterprises that have access to the Internet, were getting forms (78.2%) and obtaining information (76.8%) from public authorities' websites, while the most common administrative procedures managed electronically (by returning filled in forms electronically) were declarations of social contributions for the persons employed (28.1%).
In 2010, around 24% of enterprises with Internet access offered goods or services in electronic procurement systems of public authorities in the country.
In January 2011, half of the enterprises with at least 10 employees had policies for using telephone, web or video conferencing instead of physical travel, and 3 1.4% provided to the persons employed remote access to the enterprise's resources (e-mail system, documents and applications) that enable working outside the enterprises' premises.