Finland Passes U.S. As The Most Tech-Friendly Nation
from the time-to-move-to-Finland? dept
The latest Global Information Technology Report from the World Economic Forum, the World Bank and INSEAD says that Finland has passed the US as the world’s most tech-friendly nation. To be honest, I was surprised that the US had been the most tech-friendly nation with some of the backwards policies that we’re used to here. Of course, it’s tough to tell how useful or accurate such a study is, since it seems to rely on some subjective criteria about how individuals, businesses and governments use technology – as well as what types of regulations they have. The regulation issue is the toughest, as some regulations may be friendly to some technologies, but troublesome for others. Anyway, the US still comes in at number 2, which makes you wonder just how bad the other countries are. The following eight countries (in order) are: Singapore, Sweden, Iceland, Canada, Britain, Denmark, Taiwan and Germany.