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List: Top Ten Most Networked Economies in the World

Date: April 2008

Source: The Global Information Technology Report 2007-2008, World Economic Forum - at INSEAD

Base: All countries in the world - measured by The Networked Readiness Index (NRI) - an index measuring how prepared countries are to use ICT effectively on three levels: the general business, regulatory and infrastructure environment for ICT the readiness of the three key stakeholder groups - individuals, businesses and governments - to use and benefit from ICT and their actual usage of the latest information and communication technologies available.

Notes: Denmark was rated most networked economy in the world, followed by Sweden then Switzerland. Among the top ten, the Republic of Korea (ranked ninth) and the US (ranked fourth) posted the most notable improvements, moving up 10 and three positions respectively since the previous report. Further analysis on The WEF’s Global Information Technology Report can be found at Information Age magazine.

Rank

Country

Score

1

Denmark

5.78

2

Sweden

5.72

3

Switzerland

5.53

4

United States

5.49

5

Singapore

5.49

6

Finland

5.47

7

Netherlands

5.44

8

Iceland

5.44

9

Korea, Republic of

5.43

10

Norway

5.38


 
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