The Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005 is the fourth in the series, assessing the state of the networked readiness of 104 nations. Previous editions of the Report have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from a broad range of stakeholders, underscoring the growing importance of information technology in the economic development process.
The Global Information Technology Report 2004-2005 is an update of the previous reports, capturing new insights and best practices and gleaning policy lessons from various country experiences. The Report remains the most comprehensive and authoritative international assessment of the preparedness of countries to capture the benefits of participating in the networked world.
The report is divided into three parts. The first includes analytical chapters examining a broad range of ICT issues, including the latest edition of the Networked Readiness Index. Country profiles and data tables that contain country rankings for every indicator used in the calculation of the Index provide the content for the other two parts. The 2004-2005 Report, like its predecessors, is the result of collaboration between the World Economic Forum and INSEAD.
Written in a non-technical language and style, the report will appeal to a broad audience, including policy makers, business leaders, and members of the academic community. In the tradition of the other reports of the Global Competitiveness Programme of the World Economic Forum, the Report brings together a range of leading experts in the field: academic experts, industry leaders, and representatives of multilateral organizations.
World Economic Forum/Palgrave MacMillan, 2005