Study finds U.S., U.K. and Canada most favorable environments for e-commerce

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New York--A study released Tuesday by technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. picked the U.S., United Kingdom and Canada as the nations with the best environments for e-commerce.

The study, commissioned in March by the British Government’s Office of the e-Envoy and the Information Age Partnership, examined both statistical indicators and government policies that affect e-commerce, identifying the most advanced e-economies and the reasons for their success.

The Booz Allen study assessed the e-economy in four major categories (environment, readiness, uptake and use, and impact) and three major stakeholder groups (citizens, businesses and government).

The study found the adoption of online technologies to change the way businesses work is most developed in the U.S. and Sweden, while Australia, Canada, Sweden and the U.S. have the strongest e-Government development.

--Matthew Schwartz

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