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Australia Slips to 18th Spot in Global IT Report

Friday, 19 Apr 2013

The World Economic Forum’s latest Global Information Technology Report shows Australia continues to slip down the rankings, falling from ninth spot in 2004 to 18th in 2013. 

The 2013 Global Information Technology Report assesses how well information and communications technology is being deployed worldwide to create growth and jobs.

The report is based on surveys of individuals, businesses and governments. Businesses in 144 countries were surveyed on the availability, usage and impacts of information technologies. 

Overall, Australia was ranked 18th, down from 17th place in 2012 and ninth place in 2004. 

Finland took out the top spot, followed by Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands and Norway. The United Kingdom came in at number seven, while the United States was ranked ninth. 

You can read more here or download the report from