An Expert Says Azerbaijan May Leave Eastern Europe Countries Behind on the Development of IT Sphere
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend , corr. S. Babayeva/ Yashar Hadjiyev, the Director of the Analytical Centre for Information Policy, Coordinator of the International Project - "Global Internet Policy Initiative (GIPI), has said that Azerbaijan may leave Eastern Europeans countries behind in IT development in a couple of years, if the country keeps paying attention to this sector.
Notably, Azerbaijan took the 71st place in the report made by Global Information Technology. According to this rating, the country yields only to Russia among CIS countries.
Mr. Hadjiyev attributes the country's success to the large national projects based in developing the Internet and telecommunications sectors over the last few years.
"Today, the Global Network is used at schools, universities, colleges, as well as in business and the state governance. Work on the active introduction of the programme "E-Azerbaijan" are currently underway," he said.
Internet in Azerbaijan has been implemented not only in Baku but other Azerbaijani cities, towns, and administrative districts such as Ganja, Ali-Bayramli, Sumgayit, Nakhchivan, are also rapidly integrating the Global Network.
"We should not stop once we have reached our goal, but keep on using all available technical resources," noted the GIPI Coordinator.