Danes dominate global


infotech league


Danes dominate global information and communication technology league

Global information technology has a new champion in the shape of Denmark, which has climbed to the top of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Networked Readiness Index, knocking the US down from first into seventh place.

The Swiss-headquartered WEF, which has published the index since 2001, said Denmark had an excellent regulatory environment and clear government leadership and vision in application of computer technology. It was previously ranked third.

The US, on the other hand, had fallen from its pre-eminent spot as a result of relative deterioration in the political and regulatory environment.

The survey looked at 122 countries in terms of general business, regulatory and infrastructure environment for ICT (Information and Communication Technology), the readiness of individuals, businesses and governments to use and benefit from it, and their actual use of the latest technology.

Sidst opdateret: Communications // 17/04/2007