NRI 2012: Malaysia’s ICT leading in Developing Asia region

The World Economic Forum in collaboration with INSEAD has released The Global Information Technology Report 2012, aimed at identifying, measuring and benchmarking the drivers of national capacity to leverage information and communication technologies (ICT) to boost competitiveness and well-being and their impacts.

According to the report, Malaysia scored 4.80 for the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) 2012 and ranked at 29th position among 142 participating countries. The NRI 2012 is a benchmarking for ICT progress and impacts for the next decade.

Malaysia is the top-ranked country from the Developing Asia region based on NRI 2012, thanks to the efforts by government who has been pursuing a long-term plan with the ambition of achieving high-income status by the end of the decade with ICT playing a critical role.

The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas.

by Alice Lee

Author: Terry KS

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