The UK has narrowly missed out on being ranked in the world’s top ten countries when judged on the effective use of IT.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) ranks the UK number 12 in its Global Information Technology Report for 2004/05.
However, this does represent an improvement on the UK’s position of 15 in last year’s rankings.
The US dropped from number one last year to number five in the latest rankings, after being replaced by Singapore.
The rankings are based on factors such as a nation's regulatory environment and legal framework for the development of IT, the level of readiness among individuals, businesses and governments towards new IT, as well as IT usage rates.The WEF IT Top 15:
7. Hong Kong