U.S. Leadership in IT Industry is Growing, Even in Tough Economic Environment

WASHINGTON, — The Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual study, sponsored by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), reveals thatit countries in Asia, Latin America and Europe are taking deliberate steps to improve their technology environments, although the U.S. remains the leader in providing the most competitive conditions for the information technology (IT) industry.

The United States still ranks first in the world in the annual IT Industry Competitiveness Index, which was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, the business information arm of The Economist Group. The United States scored a 78.9 out a possible 100 in the index. However, the U.S. lost ground to competitors in a number of areas, while Finland jumped from 13 in the 2008 rankings to number two in 2009 and surpassed the United States in the quality of its business environment.

Source: Reuters