“Report: Digital Divide Remains Challenging for Countries to Bridge” by Mariette DiChristina. April 10, 2013. Observations: Opinion, arguments & analyses from the editors of Scientific American.
From the blog:
Countries need to invest in an infrastructure and innovation to get the benefit of information and communications technologies. But a digital divide remains between those who do and do not have the right ecosystems in place–including sector-scale plans for digitization of various industries, capabilities to support those plans (including an understanding of social impact), and ways to monitor what actually gets done. That’s one of the take homes from the Global Information Technology Report 2013, launched today by the World Economic Forum. The report analyzed 54 performance indicators in 144 countries.