This year’s Global Information Technology Report incorporates new measurement tools to better portray the impact technology has on the global economy and on society. The most Important new metric is the “impact” dimension which looks at how individuals, businesses and governments use technology.
There are three key components to this impact dimension:
- Infrastructure ( the level of hardware and software available)
- Affordability (how easy is it to access technology?)
- Skills (can people use the technology?)
These new metrics provide more profound insight into the Network Readiness Index which is the key output of the GITR.
The Nordic countries, North America and Switzerland are at the top of the ranking this year.