Island communities, faced with very real practical, geographical and/or logistical challenges in addition to their natural remoteness, have so much to gain from embracing digital technologies.
Digital can improve community interactions, service delivery and economic development potential many times over.
Yet anecdotal evidence suggests that local councils are largely ignoring the agenda. Their websites often fail to mention that a service can be accessed online,which surely has to be an advantage if the alternative is - at minimum - a return inter-island ferry journey and perhaps the expense of an unnecessary car journey.
What practical steps might we offer up to help an island authority take a great leap forward?