The Economist Intelligence Unit has published an annual e-readiness ranking of the world’s largest economies:
"Since 2000, the Economist Intelligence Unit has published an annual e-readiness ranking of the world's largest economies, using a model developed together with the IBM Institute for Business Value. A country's "e-readiness" is a measure of its e-business environment, a collection of factors that indicate how amenable a market is to Internet-based opportunities. As this year's results suggest, the goalposts of e-readiness are beginning to move. "Economic progress is increasingly dependent on innovations in the use of technology," says George Pohle, Global Leader, IBM Institute for Business Value. "In economies reaching ubiquitous adoption of the internet and communications technologies, future competitiveness is driven by the creation of new services that exploit the infrastructure." "