An example of the Digital Ready Assessment Tool’s results.

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The federal government has launched a new online tool to help businesses better understand their digital maturity and readiness to digitise operations.

The Digital Ready Assessment Tool is a questionnaire-based tool that, once completed, provides businesses a digital competency rating in comparison to peer businesses and recommendations for what actions and initiatives can be taken to improve digital maturity.

The recommendations are focused on the categories of customer, data and analytics, digital capability and culture, digital strategy and innovation, operations, risk and cybersecurity, and technology.

Minister for Science and Technology Melissa Price said the tool is part of the government’s efforts to strengthen the digital economy and aims to provide considerable benefit to many businesses.

“The tool will include advice and guidance important to any small-to-medium sized business seeking to learn how they can use technology to increase their revenues, and to secure their digital presence and processes,” Price said.

“COVID-19 has shown us that Australian businesses that are digital-enabled are more easily able to adapt and are more resilient to change.”

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