Seoul second place in tech readiness

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Seoul second place in tech readiness

Seoul placed second out of 26 world cities in terms of technology readiness, a global consulting firm said Thursday, indicating the city maintains its competitiveness in information technology.

Korea’s capital city scored 89 points to rank behind New York in technological preparedness, PricewaterhouseCoopers said.

Seoul earned higher points in the cities’ broadband quality, internet access in schools, and software and multimedia development and design.

“Forward-thinking nations and the top cities within them have had the resources and foresight to make high-tech plans, put them into action and attract big populations of tech-head and related investors,” PricewaterhouseCoopers said in the report.

Seoul and New York were followed by Stockholm, San Francisco and Chicago. Other Asian cities - Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo - ranked sixth, seventh and 10th, respectively.

The findings were part of Pricewaterhouse Cooper’s 2011 “Cities of Opportunity” report, which ranked 26 global centers of finance and business.

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