Denmark and Sweden once again lead the rankings in the "Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009". The other Nordic countries – Finland, Iceland and Norway – are also in the top ten.
The Report underlines that good education fundamentals and high levels of technological readiness and innovation are essential engines of growth needed to overcome the current economic crisis.
The World Economic Forum, which commissioned the report, says that the Nordic success owes much to a consistent focus in the national agenda on education excellence, innovation and an extensive ICT access.
"This success stands as a reminder for leaders in both the public and private sectors not to lose focus on ICT as an important enabler of growth and competitiveness in times of crisis," said Irene Mia, one of the authors of the report.