Ireland scores 6.08 and falls two places to rank 14th amongst the Innovation-driven¹ economies on the Connectivity Scorecard 2011 index. In 2010, Ireland was ranked 12th with a score of 6.37. The country outperforms several big European countries like France and Spain, but has been overtaken by Germany this year.
Ireland is a respectable ICT performer without standing out in any particular area. Despite reasonable scores on most metrics, weaknesses in consumer infrastructure, particularly broadband related, hold the country back somewhat from fully harnessing the power of ICT.
¹ As defined by The World Economic Forum www.weforum.org
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