The Global Information Technology Report 2012

Soumitra Dutta and Beñat Bilbao-Osorio, editors
World Economic Forum

Through the evolved methodological framework of the Networked Readiness Index (NRI), The Global Information Technology Report 2012 measures the extent to which 142 economies take advantage of ICT and other new technologies to increase their growth and well-being. This year, Sweden tops the rankings, followed by Singapore and Finland. Read the full press release and access the full rankings.

The report also includes detailed profiles for the 142 economies covered this year, together with data for each of the 53 indicators used in the computation of the NRI. Access the data platform to visualize and download the data.

Under the theme Living in a Hyperconnected World, the report features expert contributions that explore the causes and consequences of living in an environment where the Internet is accessible and immediate, where people and businesses can communicate instantly, and where machines are interconnected.

The exponential growth of mobile devices, big data and social media is a driver of this process of hyperconnectivity and is fundamentally transforming all parts of society. Browse the report in an interactive reader.

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