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Sweden and Singapore continue to top the rankings of World Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2010-2011. The report confirms the leadership of the Nordic countries and the Asian Tiger economies in adopting and implementing ICT advances for increased growth and development.


Finland jumped to third place, while Switzerland and the United States are steady in fourth and fifth place respectively. The Nordic countries lead the way in leveraging ICT. With Denmark in 7th and Norway in 9th place, all are in the top 10, except for Iceland, which is ranked in 16th position. Led by Singapore in second place, the other Asian Tiger economies continue to make progress in the ranking.


“ICT, and the Internet in particular, have changed the world dramatically and all indications point to an even higher rate of transformation of our lives going forward,” said Soumitra Dutta, Roland Berger Professor of Business and Technology at INSEAD.Innovation and ICT have proven a crucial lever for long-term growth, with social and economic benefits and the capacity to improve people’s life.


“Countries fully integrating new technologies and leveraging the new data revolution in their development strategies are laying the foundations for competitive and resilient economies,” said Alan Marcus, Head of Information Technology and Telecommunications, World Economic Forum.

 ------Global Information Technology Report

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