Global e-readiness leaders: Denmark, US, Sweden, Switzerland, UK

IBM and Economist magazine conducted e-readiness survey for countries around the world. A country's e-readiness score is a measure of its e-business environment, a collection of factors that indicate how amenable a market is to Internet-based opportunities.

IBM and Economist magazine conducted e-readiness survey for countries around the world. A country's e-readiness score is a measure of its e-business environment, a collection of factors that indicate how amenable a market is to Internet-based opportunities.

Global e-readiness rankings

Rank, 2005 Rank, 2004 Country Score, 2005 Score, 2004
11Denmark8.748.28
26US8.738.04
33Sweden8.648.25
410Switzerland8.627.96
52UK8.548.27
6 (tie)9Hong Kong8.327.97
6 (tie)5Finland8.328.08
88Netherlands8.288.00
94Norway8.278.11
1012Australia8.227.88
117Singapore8.188.02
12 (tie)11Canada8.037.92
12 (tie)13Germany8.037.83
1412Austria8.017.68
1516Ireland7.987.45
1619New Zealand7.827.33
1717Belgium7.717.41
1814S. Korea7.667.73
1918France7.617.34
2022Israel7.457.06
2125Japan7.426.86
2220Taiwan7.137.32
2321Spain7.087.20
2423Italy6.957.05
2524Portugal6.907.01
2626Estonia6.326.54
2731Slovenia6.226.06
2827 (tie)Greece6.196.47
2927 (tie)Czech Republic6.096.47
3030Hungary6.076.22
3129Chile5.976.35
32 (tie)36Poland5.535.41
32 (tie)32South Africa5.535.79
3439 (tie)Slovakia5.515.33
3533Malaysia5.435.61
3639 (tie)Mexico5.215.33
3734Latvia5.115.60
3835Brazil5.075.56
3937Argentina5.055.38
4038Lithuania5.045.35
41n/aJamaica4.82n/a
4242Bulgaria4.684.71
4345Turkey4.584.51
4443Thailand4.564.69
4544Venezuela4.534.53
4648Saudi Arabia4.384.38
4750Romania4.194.23
4841Colombia4.184.76
4946India4.174.45
5047Peru4.074.44
5149Philippines4.034.35
5255Russia3.983.74
5351Egypt3.904.08
5452 (tie)China3.853.96
5556Ecuador3.833.70
5652 (tie)Sri Lanka3.803.96
5754Ukraine3.513.79
5858Nigeria3.463.44
5957Iran3.083.68
6059Indonesia3.073.39
6160Vietnam3.063.35
6263Kazakhstan2.972.60
6361Algeria2.942.63
6462Pakistan2.932.61
6564Azerbaijan2.722.43
Source: IBM, Economist

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