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The World Economic Forum's Networked Readiness Index (NRI) measures the propensity for countries to exploit the opportunities offered by information and communications technology. It is published annually. The NRI seeks to better comprehend the impact of ICT on the competitiveness of nations. The NRI is a composite of three components: the environment for ICT offered by a given country or community, the readiness of the community’s key stakeholders (individuals, businesses, and governments) to use ICT, and finally the usage of ICT amongst these stakeholders. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)is: the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ...


External links

  • The Networked Readiness Index Rankings 2006-2007 (PDF)
  • The Networked Readiness Index Rankings 2005
  • The Networked Readiness Index Rankings 2004 (PDF)
  • Networked Readiness Index (NRI)

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Networked readiness index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (128 words)
The World Economic Forum's Networked Readiness Index (NRI) measures the propensity for countries to exploit the opportunities offered by information and communications technology.
The NRI seeks to better comprehend the impact of ICT on the competitiveness of nations.
The NRI is a composite of three components: the environment for ICT offered by a given country or community, the readiness of the community’s key stakeholders (individuals, businesses, and governments) to use ICT, and finally the usage of ICT amongst these stakeholders.
COSMOWORLDS Europe Style Portal - Global Information Technology Report - The World Economic Forum - Networked Readiness ... (3109 words)
The Networked Readiness Index examines an economy’s ICT condition on three dimensions: the general macroeconomic, regulatory and infrastructure environment for ICT; the readiness of the three key stakeholders  individuals, businesses and governments  to use and benefit from ICT; and their actual usage of the latest information and communication technologies.
An update of the Networked Readiness Index is followed by chapters on issues related to networked readiness, productivity-related topics and reports on the varied state of ICT development in Chile, Israel, Korea, Mexico and Taiwan.
Proactive policies and investments by all levels of government such as encouraging broadband network infrastructures, the education and literacy of citizens and ongoing skills training are all components of the readiness measurement and play an important role in building the foundations of a country’s productivity,” he added.
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