The World Cup: Around the world in IT
We look at the tech form of the World Cup contenders.
Population: 36.2 million
Climate: Sub-arctic in the south and subtropical climate in the north
Economy: GDP is $584.4 billion and its major trading partners are the US, UK, Uruguay and Venezuela
Government: Federal Presidential Republic
Famous for: The Inca Empire, Tango dancing
Star Player: Hipertextual
Top IT industry: Science/Medicine
Major IT contributions: Modern fingerprinting was invented here by Juan Vucetich and Ral Pateras Pescara showed the first helicopter flight.
Population: 10.94 million
Economy: GDP is 245 billion and its major trading partners are Germany, Italy, France, the UK and the US.
Government: Parliamentary Republic led by President Karolos Papoulias
Famous for: Olympics, Humus, Ancient Gods
Star Player: Wdesign
Top IT industry: Electric machinery
Major IT contributions: Ancient Greece was famed for its mathematical prowess which led to many of the scientific and technological discoveries of the day, from calculators to microprocessors.
Population: 144.7 million
Economy: GDP is $147 billion and its major trading partners are the US, China, Brazil, the EU and the UK.
Government: Presidential Federal Republic
Famous for: Niger River, hosted first African MTV awards, Nollywood films
Star Player: Plat Technologies
Top IT industry: Telecoms
Major IT contributions: The country is widely thought to have the fastest growing telecoms sector in the world and has recently delved into space based communications with its own satellite.
Population: 48.7 million
Economy: GDP is $929.1 billion and its major trading partners are China, the US, the EU and Japan.
Government: Presidential Republic
Famous for: Electronics, cars, Taekwondo
Star Player: Samsung
Top IT industry: Mobile
Major IT contributions: There is a huge list to choose from in South Korea but we have to say mobile design and manufacturing as they changed the market forever.
In This Article
- 1The World Cup: Around the world in IT
- 2The World Cup: Around the world in IT - currently reading
- 3The World Cup: Around the world in IT
- 4The World Cup: Around the world in IT
- 5The World Cup: Around the world in IT
- 6The World Cup: Around the world in IT
- 7The World Cup: Around the world in IT
- 8The World Cup: Around the world in IT
Unleashing the power of AI initiatives with the right infrastructure
What key infrastructure requirements are needed to implement AI effectively?Download now
Achieve today. Plan tomorrow. Making the hybrid multi-cloud journey
A Veritas webinar on implementing a hybrid multi-cloud strategyDownload now
A buyer’s guide for cloud-based phone solutions
Finding the right phone system for your modern businessDownload now
The workers' experience report
How technology can spark motivation, enhance productivity and strengthen securityDownload now