March 28, 2009

Sweden and Denmark at the top of the Networked Readiness Index 2008-2009 rankings

Sweden and Denmark once again lead the rankings of The Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009 edited by Soumitra Dutta, Insead and Irene Mia, World Economic Forum. The Report, which you can read by clicking here, underlines that good education fundamentals and high levels of technological readiness and innovation are essential engines of growth needed to overcome the current economic crisis.

Living in Switzerland - ranked 5th - I was curious to find what was written in the report about this country. Here is an extract from page 15 of the report:
"the country’s ICT excellence seems to be the result of the interest and usage of the business sector and ordinary citizens rather than of a precise government vision and strategy. The country displays the highest and third-best levels of business and individual readiness, respectively, out of the 134 countries covered, coupled with widespread usage (6th and 3rd for individual and business usage, respectively), while the government lags behind, at a rather disappointing 17th place for both its ICT readiness and usage."
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