… Despite moderate scores

Although the result of Ghana unchanged in terms of points 3.4 use of ICT, the State moved to a 97th out of 147 recent World Economic Forum in the economies of the (WEF) network readiness index (NRI) as part of the 2012 global information technology report released April 4, 2012.

The report, titled “living in” prepared by the Hyperconnected World Forum Davos-based cooperation with international business graduate school and research institution Institut européen d ‘ administration des affaires (INSEAD UNIVERSITY).

The 2011 edition is the same as the result of the report of Ghana record from 10 points but Durga 3.4 99th worldwide. NRI’s achievements reflect the countries exploit the opportunities offered by ICT.

The State’s ranking in the index was based on four sub-indexes, i.e., the use of environment-, and impact.

Environment, Ghana was ranked 63rd with a score of 3.9. Environmental component includes political environment, as well as business and innovation environment.

The use of ICT in the country had improved slightly but was still below international best practices, especially at the level of the individual. Sub index which ranked Ghana 114 with a score of 2.9, the use of ICT in the country ranked individual also at 116th with a score of 2.0 compared to the 108th (2.5 times). For business ranks Ghana 99 with a score of 3.2 and 3.3 with the 109 Government.

Wishes of the Ghana ICT subindex 99th ranked basis with the result of 4.0 while the country placing effect subindex 100th with the result of 3.0.

Sweden (1), Singapore (2) global-leveraging ICT to lead the country’s competitiveness. Switzerland (5th), Netherlands (6), United States (8th), Canada (9th) and United Kingdom (10th) also show a strong ten performances.

However, the WEF said sub-Saharan Africa-ICT is still low, “with most countries are significant delays due to lack of connectivity that ICT infrastructure development remains poor skill levels may be too expensive, and displays that do not allow for effective technology available.”  The area, despite the challenges, ICT infrastructure has improved effects-driven ICT competitiveness and well-being trail behind, and as a result, the new digital divide Forum.

“Traditional organizations and manufacturing are facing challenges as industries converge. This inevitably will be devastating to the regulators and regulations policy lines blurring between the intermediary would have to industries, the sectors will be charged in her face widespread, “said Robert Greenhill, Chief business officer of the World Economic Forum.

By Ekow Quandzie

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