Vietnam downgraded in IT competitive ranking list

26-Feb-2009 Intellasia | Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam | 6:40 PM Print This Post

Business Software Alliance (BSA) on Feb 24 announced the global IT competitive index 2008 in Hanoi, marking the consecutive second year the organisation published the ranking list that was made by Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).

In 2008′s ranking list, Vietnam remains at the 61st position the same as in 2007 among 66 surveyed nations and territories.

Top ten countries still retained their positions in the list, namely US, Taiwan, UK, Sweden, and Denmark. Notably, Taiwan posted an impressive upgrade from sixth to second position thanks to the advantages in IT research, development and training.

The standards to build the ranking list include business environment, legislation research and development, IT infrastructure, state’s support and human resources.

As for Vietnam, its IT business environment index downgraded from the 56th to 59 while the IT development index also declined from 52 to 61. Other indexes on legislation environment and IT infrastructure fell from 57 to 59 and from 60 to 61 correspondingly.

But regarding the index of human resources in IT field, Vietnam climbed from 61st to 56th rank and the index on state support remained unchanged at 57th.

According to EIU, Vietnam’s domestic software sector has started developing and will be attractive for foreign investors.


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