Good News from Thu, 14 April, 2011:

Finland up to third place in ICT charts

Finns are ardent users of their mobile phones. Finns are ardent users of their mobile phones.
Finland rose to third place in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Information Technology report.  The top places were taken by Sweden and Singapore.

The Global Information Technology 2010–2011 report  compared different countries’ IT and communications usage and readiness, for example in business and government.  Among the criteria used were the number of mobile phones and internet connections, the quality of public web services and the number of new patents.

Last year Finland ranked sixth. The report noted the rapid rise of the so-called Asian tiger economies as, alongside top-ranking Singapore, Taiwan rose to sixth place, South Korea to tenth place and Hong Kong to twelfth.

The report, now carried out for the sixth time, compared a total of 138 countries.


Networked Readiness Index top 10

 

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­Change

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­Sweden
Singapore
Finland 
Swiitzerland
United States
Taiwan
Denmark
Canada
Norway
South Korea

 0
 0
 3
 0
 0
 5
-4
-1
 1
 5

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www.weforum.org/reports

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