e-Estonia

e-Estonia is a dedicated website about Estonia's digital society.

Restarting Ukraine with Estonian know-how

For years, Estonian investment banker Jaanika Merilo has focused her activities on Ukraine and Russia. Sharing Estonia’s e-governance experiences with Ukraine, she is helping the country restart and defeat deeply rooted issues. This article is published in collaboration with e-estonia. I Olga Bielkova, a member of the Ukrainian parliament, has …

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Life in a digital society – five videos of e-Estonia

E-Estonia is a term commonly used to describe Estonia’s emergence as one of the most advanced e-societies in the world – an incredible success story that grew out of a partnership between a forward-thinking government, a pro-active ICT sector and a switched-on, tech-savvy population. These five videos give a little …

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From zero to hero in 48 hours – how does hackathon Garage48 work?

Estonian-founded Garage48 hackathon is an event where computer programmers and others in the field of software development – like graphic designers, interface designers and project managers – collaborate intensively on software projects within 48 hours over the weekend. The aim of the event is to set up working firms by the …

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Business angels and venture capitalists – for what do they look in startups?

For businesses, capital is like oxygen – you cannot exist without it, much less grow. The more Estonian startups are referred to as international successes, the more local investors are interested in opening their wallets for up-and-coming startups in the earliest stages. This article is published in collaboration with Estonian …

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Three solutions from e-Estonia for securing your online presence

Three solutions to come out of Estonia – Guardtime, Signwise and SecureMAIL – share the objective of making your steps in the cyber-world more secure and private. I 1. Guardtime – real-time authentication for electronic data exchange Guardtime’s key technology is called Keyless Signature Infrastructure or KSI. The technology is aimed at …

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Who is afraid of the digital signature? Interview with Tarvi Martens (video)

In Estonia, every second citizen actively signs documents electronically and the nation saves a mountain of paper as high as the Eiffel Tower in just two months. Tarvi Martens, the development director of Estonia’s Certification Centre and one of the founders of the 13-year-old system, is now consulting cross-border digital signature issues …

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Restarting governments in the cloud

Growth in the availability of cloud technologies, adoption of mobile computing devices and IT consumerisation means that governments need to rethink their strategies regarding e-services. In the article, we take a look at how cloud technology and a fresh approach can help in creating modern public services. Cloud services reduce spending, …

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TechSisters brings more women into Estonian IT-scene

The global shortage of high-tech workers is hitting smaller countries harder than bigger ones. In search of a solution, ProgeTiiger (CodeTiger) and TechSisters are two Estonian initiatives that are fighting the same issue – helping to uncover hidden talent and shaping the IT workplace of the future. In the beginning …

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