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How ready is your business to deal with an online attack? The answer might largely depend on the country in which your company is located. Not all nations are equally set to handle this sort of threat, and some are better prepared for a digital future than others. The Economist Intelligence Unit delves into the various aspects of planning for this challenge and ranks countries on each measure. getAbstract recommends this illuminating analysis to executives and policy experts who could use a frame of reference for how their own countries are shaping up in the digital age.

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Governments and individuals must be ready to deal with technological change, given the “digital disruption” that is underway. A ranking of 82 countries shows the nations that have best prepared to tackle that disruption. In the “historical period” of 2013–2017, Finland and Sweden top the list for having made the greatest preparations, while Australia, Singapore and Sweden rank highest for the future “forecast period” of 2018–2022. Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Slovakia, Serbia and Jordan are poised to advance in the forecast period, based on investments now taking place in those countries.

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