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Finland ranked 1st at the Word Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2013!

Finland ranked 1st at the Word Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2013! | Finland | Scoop.it

Finland ranked 1st at the Word Economic Forum's Global Information Technology Report 2013! Finland is the best country when measuring the preparedness of an economy to use ICT to boost competitiveness and well-being. 

How did the other countries do? See the report:http://ow.ly/k4wdw ;

Photo: Screen Capture from the World Economic Forum Report: "Global Information Technology Report 2013"

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Does Gender Have a Role in ICT Among Finnish Teachers and Students? - Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research

Does Gender Have a Role in ICT Among Finnish Teachers and Students? - Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research | Finland | Scoop.it
The digital divide between genders and generations in school, i.e., between teachers and secondary school students in Finland, was investigated comparing statistical data in 1999-2000 and in 2002-2004. ICT skills were intertwined with both generation and gender. Teachers were familiar with some traditional applications, students with new applications. Male teachers and students estimated their skills on a higher level than females, but in the second phase, female students' use and competence were close to male teachers'. There was a distinction between low use at school and high use during leisure time. In future, social use of ICT will reduce the differences between users, although the gaps between genders and generations in technical competence will probably remain.
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What needs to be done to get women interested in the ICT sector?

What needs to be done to get women interested in the ICT sector? | Finland | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of debate in Finland over recent years about how to get more women into the technology sector and how to get girls interested in technology.
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OP-Pohjola Group to establish a development unit in Oulu challenging positions offered to eBusiness experts

OP-Pohjola Group to establish a development unit in Oulu challenging positions offered to eBusiness experts | Finland | Scoop.it
OP-Pohjola Group is establishing a development unit in Oulu that will focus on eBusiness and mobile applications for financial services in particular. Moreover, a competence centre will be started up in Oulu related to the Group's other ICT services. Operations will be started in stages, but eventually a total of some 150 jobs will be created.
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