Information technology platform of the carpathian smart region: functions and features of formation

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The publication is aimed at researching the main indicators, functions and features that contribute to the formation of new technological solutions, the so-called «smart» region. The researched material should become an important help or initial instruction, which should be paid attention to by ideological inspirers or young employees who want to implement this concept in particular in the «smart» Carpathian region. Since the above-described concept is relatively new and insufficiently researched, the value of the work lies in its study of the best practices and metrics that have already been implemented in the life of communities, as well as the presentation of own analytical conclusions and advice on the formation and conditions necessary for the region to acquire the status of «smart». Important elements of smart regions are information technology platforms containing a set of information systems and applications necessary for its development. Some of them are open source software products. The authorities of the smart region involve complex software developments supported by convenient interfaces on information technology platforms. The organization of the information technology platform is based on the need to flexibly restructure the resources of the smart region and create new business opportunities for its development. Also, the introduction of innovative technologies makes it possible to use the potential and resources of the territory as efficiently as possible, which aims to achieve the status of a comfortable, technological, «smart» region. The platform thus created is a cumulative and interdependent set of capabilities that have generative properties and represents a collection or a particular architecture of tools and resources that are realized and deployed through its consolidating capabilities.

Keywords: criteria for forming a smart region, Carpathian smart region, information technology platform, recommendation system, data security, information technologies, “smart” region, platform concept.

doi: 10.32403/1998-6912-2023-1-66-92-103

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