Italians embrace IT literacy

Labrow, Peter
December 2003
IT Training;Dec2003/Jan2004, p14
Trade Publication
Italy, which includes the islands of Sardinia and Sicily, has a population of almost 58 million. However, although its per capita output roughly equals that of Great Britain, its economy is one of the slowest-growing in Europe. IT has been slow to take off in Italy. The country has more mobile phones per person than anywhere else in the world and is within a gnat's whisker of having the same number of mobiles as land-lines According to Rome-based translator and interpreter Nicola Heaney, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is keen to encourage IT in the upcoming generation. The current government's policy supports e-learning as a crucial resource for the development of knowledge and competitiveness.


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