...Finland, at least according to the World Economic Forum's latest Global Information Technology Report, which includes a ranking of 144 countries according to their "preparedness ... to use ICT to boost competitiveness and well-being." The Finns toppled previously No. 1 Sweden for the top spot this year, and are followed by Singapore at No. 2. European, East Asian, North American, and Persian Gulf countries dominate the top spots.
Malaysia -- at 30th -- is the highest ranked non-Gulf developing country. At 87, Serbia is the least network-ready country in Europe. Russia is the most networked BRICS country, followed by China, Brazil, India, and South Africa in that order. (China lags well beyond Taiwan, which is at No. 10).
Overall, the reports highlights a growing global digital divide.
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