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The world's most tech-ready countries; India ranks 83

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Every year World Economic Forum publishes The Global Information Technology Report in collaboration with INSEAD. The research is a comprehensive assessment of networked readiness, or how prepared an economy is to apply the benefits of technology to promote economic growth.

The report ranks India 83rd, behind countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Philippines.

India is the least performing of the BRICS economies. “Overall, India’s networked readiness profile remains hindered by the quality of its political, regulatory, and business environment (91st) and its lack of digital infrastructure (119th),” states the report.

Let’s take a look at the top 20 countries that are at the forefront of the digital revolution we are witnessing.

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Image: Rachel Mitchell preps a cart to repair the servers that store Google's corner of the Internet.
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Finland

Rank: 1

Value: 6.04

Rank in 2013: 1

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Image: A woman walks past Helsinki cathedral.
Photographs: Yves Herman/Reuters
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Singapore

Rank: 2

Value: 5.97

Rank in 2013: 2

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Image: People sit on the steps near the Merlion, in Singapore's financial district June 10, 2009. Singapore's economy is expected to shrink at a slower pace in the rest of 2009 after a record annual contraction in the first three months of this year as analysts believe the worst might be over.
Photographs: Alywin Chew/Reuters
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Sweden

Rank: 3

Value: 5.93

Rank in 2013: 3

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Image: Tour guide Henrik Miko, dressed like the Swedish 18th century poet and composer Carl Michael Bellman, sings and plays his guitar in front of the Stockholm cathedral.
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Netherlands

Rank: 4

Value: 5.79

Rank in 2013: 4

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Image: A tourist boat passes under a bridge next to the Westerkerk church in Amsterdam.
Photographs: Michael Kooren/Reuters

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Norway

Rank: 5

Value: 5.70

Rank in 2013: 5

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Image: The Norwegian Christmas tree is seen illuminated in Trafalgar Square in London.
Photographs: Toby Melville/Reuters
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Switzerland

Rank: 6

Value: 5.62

Rank in 2013: 6

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Image: Skiers sit in a chairlift at the Mount Titlis skiing area (3,238 m/10,623 ft) near the Swiss mountain resort of Engelberg.
Photographs: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters

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United States

Rank: 7

Value: 5.61

Rank in 2013: 9

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Image: Sightseers look at icicles at the mouth of a sea cave in US.
Photographs: Eric Miller/Reuters

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Hong Kong

Rank: 8

Value: 5.60

Rank in 2013: 14

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Image: A five-metre-high (16 ft) sculpture "Pentateuque" by contemporary French artist Fabien Merelle is displayed in Statue Square at Hong Kong's financial Central district.
Photographs: Bobby Yip/Reuters
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United Kingdom

Rank: 9

Value: 5.54

Rank in 2013: 7

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Image: St Paul's cathedral is lit by the early morning sun in an aerial view taken from The View gallery at the Shard, western Europe's tallest building, in London.
Photographs: Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

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South Korea

Rank: 10

Value: 5.54

Rank in 2013: 11

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Image: People walk past a statue titled 'Seoul broods a golden egg' at the Seoul city hall plaza in central Seoul.
Photographs: Jo Yong-Hak/Reuters

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Luxembourg

Rank: 11

Value: 5.53

Rank in 2013: 16

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Image: The Petrusse river is seen in this general view of the city of Luxembourg.
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Germany

Rank: 12

Value: 5.50

Rank in 2013: 13

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Image: The UNESCO World Heritage Cologne Cathedral and the Hohenzollern railway bridge along the river Rhine is seen before Earth Hour.
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Denmark

Rank: 13

Value: 5.50

Rank in 2013: 8

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Image: Boats are seen anchored at the 17th century Nyhavn district, home to many shops and restaurants in Copenhagen.
Photographs: Bob Strong/Reuters
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Taiwan, China

Rank: 14

Value: 5.47

Rank in 2013: 10

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Image: Fireworks explode from Taiwan's tallest skyscraper, the Taipei 101 during New Year celebrations in Taipei.
Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters
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Israel

Rank: 15

Value: 5.42

Rank in 2013: 15

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Japan

Rank: 16

Value: 5.41

Rank in 2013: 21

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Image: Disney character Mickey Mouse (top) performs atop a float during a parade at Tokyo Disneyland.
Photographs: Issei Kato/Reuters
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Canada

Rank: 17

Value: 5.41

Rank in 2013: 12

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Image: The Pengrowth Saddledome stands as one of the icons of the Calgary.
Photographs: Todd Korol/Reuters
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Australia

Rank: 18

Value: 5.40

Rank in 2013: 18

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Image: A cruise liner is seen behind the Sydney Opera House along the central business district in Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters
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Iceland

Rank: 19

Value: 5.30

Rank in 2013: 17

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Image: People walk near Gullfoss waterfall in southwestern Iceland.
Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters
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New Zealand

Rank: 20

Value: 5.27

Rank in 2013: 20


Image: The sun goes down on Auckland as it approaches Earth Hour.
Photographs: Nigel Marple/Reuters

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