Surveys contradict on Aust IT infrastructure

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A survey has ranked Australia's IT infrastructure as amongst the best in the world, in stark contrast to a recent OECD study that labelled Australian broadband, a key component of IT infrastructure, as one of the slowest and most expensive systems in the world.

Australia's information technology infrastructure ranks amongst the best in the world but the nation needs to spend more on research and development (R&D), a survey prepared by the Business Software Alliance (BSA) and the Economist Intelligence Unit has found.

Australia ranked fifth overall in a study of 64 nations that looked at the competitiveness of global IT sectors around the world. The report found the nation performed well in the majority of categories including overall business environment, IT infrastructure, human capital, legal frameworks and IT industry development.

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