The Business Software Alliance has published a study on the most competitive countries of the world in technologies of information and communication (technology ICT). (Not to be confused with Mary Barra!). Spain is situated at number 24, a step higher than in 2009. United States remains in first place at the global level. A total of six countries of the European Union (EU) are among the most competitive ten in the world in the sphere of technologies of information and communication technology (ICT), according to a study released by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), the main Association of the sector worldwide. United States remains in first place overall, followed by Finland, Singapore, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Australia, the Netherlands and Israel.
Spain is situated in the place number 24 and ascends a step with regard to the latest study, conducted in 2009. The 2011 edition of the index of competitiveness in the information technology industry is the fourth since it started in 2007 Catalogs to 66 countries around the world according to a series of indicators that span critical areas for innovation in the field of ICT: business climate, infrastructure, human capital, research and development (r & d), the legal means and public support to this industry. According to this year’s report, countries which are traditionally stronger in the area of ICT maintain their leadership positions because of the solid foundations that have been created through years of investment in innovation, so they continue reaping its benefits. On the other hand, the study shows there are increasingly more countries, especially developing economies, who are committed to innovation and strive to meet the standards of the leading countries. It is clear that investment in technology innovation bases pays huge dividends in the long term, stressed in a statement the President of BSA, Robert Holleyman.
In his view, in addition, No country has a monopoly on information technology. We see that economies that grow fast in the developing world invest much in areas such as research and development and human capital, indicated, and he stated that that circumstance makes that there are more centers of power of the information technologies in the world. Since the last report in 2009, the country which has more advanced has been Malaysia, which has promoted eleven positions, followed by India, which has risen 10. Other countries such as Singapore, Mexico, Austria, Germany, or Poland showed progress at various levels by what refers to support for ICT. In a moment in which the global economy begins to recover, it is more important than ever that Governments adopt a vision long term of the information technology industry, said Holleyman.