Denmark Tops E-Readiness Survey

Technology is nothing new to the Danes. In Denmark land, the Danish people embrace technology in their daily lives. You’ve read it here on many times how the Danes have placed on the top spots with their technological innovations and scientific researches.

When it comes to the internet, the Denmark people are web savvy. They use the information superhighway every day whether it’s looking for information, buying their needs or making friends through the social networking sites.

Not surprisingly, this knowhow on and usage of the internet technology has made the Danes the best among the rest. A new report on e-readiness has just confirmed that the Danish people as tops in using new technology in their private lives as well as in their business.

The report released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and The IBM Institute for Business Value says Denmark got the highest score of 8.87 out of 10 followed by Sweden with 8.76 and Holland with 8.64 points. The U.S. and the U.K. had difficulty getting their good grades especially since the financial condition of the countries surveyed was a major factor apart from their utilization of the information technology.

Danish Minister of Science expressed great relief over this achievement and pointed to  Denmark’s independent and top quality investigations that led to its international reputation as a leading digital society in the world. He assured as well that even with the recent achievements of the country, they will continue to work for progress.

Denmark held the top spot in 2006 and 2007 but slipped to fifth place in 2008 before climbing back to number one this year. The EIU report is released each year and covers 70 countries around the world. It measures how easy and affordable citizens of each country find the internet. It also considers the legal and policy issues governing the use of the technology.

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