Azerbaijan, Baku, March 29 / Trend H.Valiyev /
Azerbaijan occupied the 64 position in the World Economic Forum's (WEF) report "Global Information Technology 2009-2010" on the analysis of the networked economy and infrastructure, the forum reported.
Based on the report, Azerbaijan is a leader in the development of networking among the CIS countries, leaving behind Kazakhstan - 68th place, Russia - 80th place, Ukraine - 82nd place, Georgia - 93rd place, Armenia - 101st place, Tajikistan - 109th place and Kyrgyzstan - 123rd place. Belarus failed to enter the rankings.
From the former Soviet Union countries Estonia took the 25th place, Lithuania - 41 and Latvia - 52.
The top ten included Sweden, Singapore, Denmark, Switzerland, U.S., Finland, Canada, Hong Kong, the Netherlands and Norway.
Technological level of Israel's network of information resources was evaluated at the 28th position in the ranking between Malaysia and Bahrain. Giants for the population and the dynamic development of IT - India and China - have taken 37th and 43rd place. Chad ranked the last in the ranking.
The level of information technology development was assessed on three criteria: how people, business and government are ready to use or have used the opportunities that provide them with information technology.
The annual report contains an analysis of the network economy and infrastructure in 133 countries. The main criteria of the analysis are a user's access to the Internet in each country and network bandwidth.
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