Information Technology in the Economy of India: A Vital Tool for Economic Prosperity

Information Technology in the Economy of India: A Vital Tool for Economic Prosperity

2005

Thanks to its performance in the software and service sectors, India is a high-tech leader. The country’s success is commonly attributed to its creative and dedicated workforce that is well educated and proficient in English, as well as policies that promote free enterprise and allow the IT sector to flourish. But India’s successful export-focused strategy might have come at the expense of IT uptake in the domestic market.

This study, written by Nathan Associates and Sallstrom Consulting, suggests that India is underinvested in IT capital. The study found that the IT investment that does exist is not widely dispersed and that significant work remains to extend the benefits of IT throughout the Indian economy.

To learn more about the impact of IT on India’s economy and the implications for policy, visit the website of NASSCOM, India's National Association of Software and Service Companies.

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