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Where are the world's IT hotspots?

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The World Economic Forum released the latest edition of their report on global information technology. Looking at 144 economies, the report ranks them based on their ability to "leverage ICT for growth and well-being." Here's a look at the top 10:

  1. Finland
  2. Singapore
  3. Sweden
  4. Netherlands
  5. Norway
  6. Switzerland
  7. United Kingdom
  8. Denmark
  9. United States
  10. Taiwan (China)

The report specifically looks at four criteria in the ranking: IT infrastructure; use of IT among governments, businesses, and individuals; the business and innovation environment; and the economic impact coming from IT.

The report shows that digitization has a measurable impact on economic growth and job creation. However, the report points out that the digital divide between developed and developing economies is becoming wider despite rapid adoption of mobile technology because of "environments that are insufficiently conducive to innovation and competitiveness."

Read the full Global Information Technology Report here.

Image: WEF

— By on April 11, 2013, 6:35 AM PST

Tyler Falk

Contributing Editor

Tyler Falk is a freelance journalist based in Washington, D.C. Previously, he was with Smart Growth America and Grist. He holds a degree from Goshen College. Follow him on Twitter. Disclosure