At the Zenith of IT De­vel­op­ment

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - BUSINESS - Khur­shid Ra­sulov

Uzbek­istan is named the most dy­nam­i­cally de­vel­op­ing coun­try in the field of ICT, ac­cord­ing to the In­ter­na­tional Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tion Union (ITU).

The other day ITU pub­lished its new re­port «Mea­sur­ing the In­for­ma­tion So­ci­ety». It re­flects the re­sults of the lat­est ICT de­vel­op­ment in­dex (IDI), the lead­ing global in­dex in this field, which es­tab­lishes the level of tech­nol­ogy de­vel­op­ment in more than 190 coun­tries.

Uzbek­istan climbed 8 po­si­tions in the ICT de­vel­op­ment in­dex and now ranks 95th in the world. It should be noted that in last year's in­dex, our coun­try was ranked 110th, but as a re­sult of the re­vi­sion of data from the ITU moved to 103rd place. As a re­sult, it is rec­og­nized as the most dy­nam­i­cally de­vel­op­ing coun­try in the field of ICT.

It should be re­minded that to­day in Uzbek­istan, ICT ac­counts for only about 2% of GDP. At the same time, the repub­lic has all the nec­es­sary re­sources and op­por­tu­ni­ties for the ac­cel­er­ated de­vel­op­ment of this sec­tor, as well as the pro­fes­sional hu­man po­ten­tial that is be­ing pre­pared by for­eign uni­ver­si­ties op­er­at­ing in Tashkent.

Only in the past year in the coun­try launched sev­eral dozens of in­no­va­tive projects that can bring it to a new level. So, for ex­am­ple, the so-called Uzbek Sil­i­con Val­ley - the in­no­va­tive cen­ter for sup­port of de­vel­op­ment and in­tro­duc­tion of in­for­ma­tion tech­nolo­gies Mirzo Ulug­bek In­no­va­tion Cen­ter - has started its work.

In ad­di­tion, a sin­gle in­te­gra­tor of pub­lic sys­tems has been cre­ated, which is re­spon­si­ble for en­sur­ing the de­vel­op­ment, im­ple­men­ta­tion and in­te­gra­tion of in­for­ma­tion sys­tems, re­sources and soft­ware prod­ucts in the Elec­tronic Govern­ment sys­tem, as well as IT in var­i­ous sec­tors of the econ­omy.

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