New tech usage ranking for 2008

tech useThe United States, Sweden and Japan topped a new ranking that measures how well countries use telecommunications technologies; networks, cell phones and computers; to boost their social and economic prosperity.

The ratings for “innovation driven economies” measured in the study, scale 1-10 are:

UNITED STATES 6.97

SWEDEN 6.83

JAPAN 6.80

CANADA 6.50

FINLAND 6.10

BRITAIN 6.10

AUSTRALIA 5.93

GERMANY 5.52

FRANCE 5.07

SOUTH KOREA 4.78

HONG KONG 4.46

ITALY 3.85

SPAIN 3.56

HUNGARY 3.18

CZECH REPUBLIC 3.11

POLAND 2.18

Following are indexes for “efficiency and resource driven economies”, scale 1-10, but not comparable with indexes for innovation-driven economies.

RUSSIA 6.11

MALAYSIA 5.82

MEXICO 4.37

BRAZIL 4.28

SOUTH AFRICA 4.11

CHINA 3.42

PHILIPPINES 2.38

INDIA 1.68

NIGERIA 1.01

Source: Reuters

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