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CH apparently ranked 4th in the world for its present state of networked readiness

Switzerland is one of the world with its information technologies to the point. It proves, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in fourth place. Of 138 countries surveyed, only Sweden, Finland and Singapore fared better.

Behind Switzerland in the U.S. in front of Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, Norway and South Korea. The clear leader in the Nordic countries and the Asian tigers have been confirmed, Thierry Geiger, co-author of the WEF report, which against the media in Geneva.


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Switzerland is one of the world with its information technologies to the point. It proves, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in fourth place. Of 138 countries surveyed, only Sweden, Finland and Singapore fared better.

Behind Switzerland in the U.S. in front of Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, Norway and South Korea. The clear leader in the Nordic countries and the Asian tigers have been confirmed, Thierry Geiger, co-author of the WEF report, which against the media in Geneva.


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Interestingly, Tunisia came onto rank 35, quite respectable in a way. Looks as if Mr Ben Ali also did some things right
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Old 13.04.2011, 00:19
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Re: Switzerland apparently ranked 4th in the world for IT usage

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-13053999

Sweden and Singapore are the most competitive countries in the digital economy, according to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF).


Nordic and Asian economies are best at using information and communications technologies (ICT) to boost their growth, the WEF said.


Finland is in third place, Switzerland fourth and the United States fifth.
The WEF said ICT was "a key enabler of a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable world".
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Old 13.04.2011, 00:26
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Sweden and Singapore are the most competitive countries in the digital economy, according to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF).


Nordic and Asian economies are best at using information and communications technologies (ICT) to boost their growth, the WEF said.


Finland is in third place, Switzerland fourth and the United States fifth.
The WEF said ICT was "a key enabler of a more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable world".
It looks as if the cautious, even at times hesitating, but pragmatist approach of Switzerland in these matters was not so bad after all

In case of the Nordic countries I am just surprised NOT to see Norway in front of Switzerland. And in regard to Asia, that only that by Asian standards "small" city-state conquered is not as good as I might have expected.
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Re: Switzerland apparently ranked 4th in the world for IT usage

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You'll forgive me if I don't appear to be over-excited by yet another bit of WEF bollo claptrap masquerading as real research...

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Thirty-two out of 71—or 45 percent—of the variables composing the NRI are quantitative data, collected by international organizations such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the World Bank, and the United Nations.
So the majority of the "data" used to derive each "ranking" is about as objective as raising a moist digit in the air.



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Switzerland is one of the world with its information technologies to the point. It proves, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in fourth place. Of 138 countries surveyed, only Sweden, Finland and Singapore fared better.

Behind Switzerland in the U.S. in front of Taiwan, Canada, Denmark, Norway and South Korea. The clear leader in the Nordic countries and the Asian tigers have been confirmed, Thierry Geiger, co-author of the WEF report, which against the media in Geneva.


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Could you please provide a rough translation into English of the first two paragraphs so we can understand what you're on about?
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That was Google Translate at work - but see post nr. 3 above
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Re: Switzerland apparently ranked 4th in the world for IT usage

And perhaps some kind Mod could change the thread title to
"Switzerland apparently ranked 4th in the world for its present state of networked readiness "
which is what the report is actually about
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Switzerland winning in all fields!
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Yes, I guess that - for some - coming fourth counts as a win
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If coming in after three others can be called winning.

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Yes, I guess that - for some - coming fourth counts as a win
If you are amongst the top 5 in any field then you are winning. How many countries are there in the world?

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Oh yay, I'm a winner! I'm the fifth tallest on my basketball team!
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5th tallest in a team of 10 players is not same as 4th out of almost 200 countries. still if you punch above your height in basketball then you are winning just like Switzerland.
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If you are amongst the top 5 in any field then you are winning.
Some are born mediocre, some achieve mediocrity, and some have mediocrity thrust upon them.

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How many countries are there in the world?
Did you actually mean "countries" or did you mean "sovereign states"?

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Aye, very good, but you might want to try to fire the next one, see if you have any better luck than with the "served" ones

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I would like to tackle your points but I am too busy winning. Thanks for the welcome.
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5th tallest in a team of 10 players is not same as 4th out of almost 200 countries.
Hmmm, but 5th tallest in a team of 5 (the full complement for a game of basketball -- 10 would be cheating just a tad) is a different matter.

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If you'd like to introduce yourself in the Introductions forum, you'd be welcome to a welcome.

In the meantime, I'm too busy being put off by your (presumably ironic) avatar. (Historical footnote for those who read this in decades to come, after Tot changes his/her avatar -- here it is. Was. You know what I mean.

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Switzerland winning in all fields!
Just to make sure we are not missing some potential bias: From which country is the WEF again?
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From which country is the WEF again?
Must be from a winning country.
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