Israel will be ready for the next stage of the information technology revolution, a new report by the country’s Information Technology Industry Association says.
According to the report, Israel is moving in the right direction, but it needs to continue to improve the efficiency and quality of its information technology infrastructure, particularly in terms of its data processing capabilities.
“The data center, in terms for the technology itself, has improved dramatically over the past decade,” the report said.
“In particular, we have seen a marked improvement in data storage, as well as the efficiency with which data is transferred.
The overall performance of our data center has significantly improved over the years.””
We must make the information infrastructure of the future more efficient, with a high level of reliability, and better able to meet the needs of the Israeli society,” the agency said.
The report notes that while Israel is the most technologically advanced country in the world, the Israeli government is not making progress.
“Our current data center and network of data processing facilities have an average of less than 3 gigabytes of data storage,” the association said.
Israel will need to increase the amount of storage on its data centers to ensure the country can handle the growing demands of its citizens.
The country’s data center capacity is currently around 25,000 terabytes, the report added.
“Data storage capacity is one of the largest and most important components of our economy, and we need to ensure it continues to increase to meet growing needs,” the organization said.
“There are several opportunities for us to improve our performance, including increased storage capacity, better communication and analytics, and improved technology utilization.”
The report also said that Israel is currently “behind” the U.S. in terms to the development of its Internet of Things (IoT).
Israel’s government is working on a plan to create a national IoT network, the agency added.
“The IoT network should include the country and all of its agencies, and should have sufficient infrastructure and a network that will be resilient and capable of operating without the use of any external technology,” the document said.
Israel has so far only completed one public IoT project.
“We are working to improve this network to provide more connectivity and data to our citizens,” the ministry said.
It is also currently working on the creation of a digital commons in the country, which will be able to support a decentralized Internet.
The project, dubbed the Digital Commons, is expected to be launched in 2018.