Profitable digital infrastructures ensure value-added communities in a metropolitan region like FrankfurtRheinMain, e.g. they increase the regulation conformity of relevant factors such as access protection / data security, legal general conditions.

Specifically high bandwidths, net stability and a hundred percent net security have to be guaranteed for business‘ applications. Security of planning and legal security for investments in infrastructures are also an important condition for the development of modern ITK infrastructures. There are no doubts anymore about the relevance of the application of modern information and communication technologies in the socio-cultural context. Digital infrastructures sensitively react to errors. Even short interruptions or the disturbance of even the smallest components endanger system interactions or processing. This also means that with fewer and simpler means more complex and fatal interruptions can be provoked.

These studies of security show inter alia that digital infrastructures have a high criticality to maintain sets of rules and processes in a metropolitan region. The value of criticality describes the importance in relation to the consequences that are shown by errors, failures of functions or destructions for the supply’s security in the metropolitan region with necessary products and services. Other economic sectors get similarly high values of criticality, notably the road traffic and the banks.

Digital infrastructures basically characterize the entire economic bases in the working society. Nearly a hundred percent of the economic performance of a region depends on digital infrastructures, hereby the ITK service branch is responsible for 40 percent of the entire economic growth and more than 50 percent of all industry products depend on it. The OECD also demonstrates that through the development of digital infrastructures existing in Germany, employment can double within the next 20 years and that innovative digital infrastructures can attract highly-qualified employees.

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