Sweden has just bagged the position of the world’s most networked country leaving behind the likes of US, Canada and Norway far behind in the competition. The report, which ranked US at #1 in 2005, has shown US to be at #5 this time in 2010.
The results and findings are interesting as the rankings stand as Sweden followed by Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland, US, Finland and others. The study has been conducted by the World Economy Forum’s Global IT Report.
With an extensive coverage of 133 economies worldwide, the report remains the world’s most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the impact of ICT on the development process and the competitiveness of nations.
Although the US ranks first in IT usage in business and fourth in IT usage in business, it needs to gear up to get to #1. The significant areas where the US lost are mobile penetration in which it ranked 72nd and broadband penetration where it ranked 22nd.
Other countries of interest in this report include India and China, the two most populated countries in the world. The growth in both of these countries has been huge and China boasts the 37th place while India is following closely at 43rd place. Out of all the things that such a huge population can do, increasing randomness is one of them. This keeps us pretty much around average in most of the polls and surveys conducted worldwide.
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