Thought for the month

“There is nothing noble in being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self.” Probably W.L. Sheldon, US lecturer on ethics (1858 – 1907) rather than Ernest Hemingway.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Digital Swedes

Sweden tops the rankings of the latest World Economic Forum Global Information Technology Report. The report, which covers 138 economies, focuses on the power of ICT to transform society in the next decade through modernisation and innovation. It looks at three areas: The general business, regulatory and infrastructure environment for ICT; the readiness of the three key sectors (individuals, businesses and governments) to use and benefit from ICT; and the actual usage of available ICT. Sweden and Singapore continue to top the rankings. Finland jumps to third place, while Switzerland and the United States are steady in fourth and fifth place respectively. The UK is ranked 15th behind several countries including, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Taiwan, Korea, China and Hong Kong.

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