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Kingdom ranked 40th in the Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009

Kingdom ranked 40th in the Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009
21 Jun
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Dubai  - The Global Information Technology Report 2008-2009 released recently by the World Economic Forum (WEF) reveals the Networked Readiness Index (NRI) that shows how prepared countries are in using ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) effectively.
Among the Gulf countries, UAE has been ranked at 27th position, Qatar at 29th position, Bahrain at 37th position, Saudi Arabia at 40th position, Oman at 50th position, and Kuwait at 57th position.  
According to "Al-Riyadh" newspaper , the report points out the rapid ICT development in the GCC has led the remarkable progress that has been seen across the Middle East, and GCC countries certainly deserve credit for their proactive efforts to elevate the level of infrastructure and the regulatory aspects of the IT environment in the region.
 The Global Information Technology Report calls on the governments to further enhance the impact of IT by creating complementary programs that cater to the specific IT requirements of the public in general. This will surely considerably increase public participation in the transformation to a knowledge-based society and optimize the utilization of IT as a premier instrument for social and economic development.
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