PH IT Competitivenes

Courtesy: GMA News

An international survey has ranked the Philippines among the countries with the lowest competitiveness in the field of information technology (IT).

In the recently released IT Industry Competitiveness Index, which measures the extent by which countries are capable of supporting a strong IT production sector, the Philippines ranked 52nd out of 66 countries.

The Philippines, together with Bangladesh, also received a zero grade in terms of creating an environment for Research and Development (R&D) in the IT industry. The United States, Finland, and Singapore topped the index.

The IT Industry Competitiveness Index survey was conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit of the Business Software Alliance (BSA).

Sad but true. This has got to change. Open source software has a big role in reversing this trend but where are the FOSS developers in the country?

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