The World Cup: Around the world in IT

We look at the tech form of the World Cup contenders.

Algeria

Algeria

Population: 34 million

Climate: Mediterranean

Economy: GDP is $161.2 billion and its major trading partners are France, Italy, the US, Spain and Germany.

Government: Semi-presidential Republic led by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Famous for: Fossil fuels, Jacques Derrida

Star Player: TBC

Top IT industry: Electronics

Major IT contributions: The country plays a large part in manufacturing electronics equipment to trade with its major partners.

England

England

Population: 51.4 million

Climate: Varied

Economy: GDP is $1.9 trillion and its major trading partners are the EU and US.

Government: Parliamentary Democracy led by Prime Minister David Cameron

Famous for: The Royal family, NHS, Fish n' chips

Star Player: BT

Top IT industry: Automobile

Major IT contributions: Englishman Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web.

Slovenia

Slovenia flag

Population: 2.06 million

Climate: Varied

Economy: GDP is $54.6 billion.

Government: Representative and democratic. Prime Minister Borut Pahor heads up both government and state.

Famous for: Independence from Yugoslavia in 1991

Star player: Telekom Slovenije

Top IT industry: ISPs and communications the country has higher than average internet penetration

Major IT contributions: Logarithms were created by Baron Jurij Vega. Other great inventors from the country, according to the slovenia.si website, include physician Joef Stefan, flying pioneer Edvard Rusjan and rocket expert Herman Potonik Noordung.

US

US flag

Population: 307 million

Climate: Varied

Economy: GDP is $14.6 trillion

Government: Current president is Barrack Obama.

Famous for: Liberty, Hollywood, burgers

Star player: Microsoft

Top IT industry: Software

Major IT contributions: Creation of Silicon Valley, support for entrepreneurs and web start-ups

Featured Resources

Digital document processes in 2020: A spotlight on Western Europe

The shift from best practice to business necessity

Download now

Four security considerations for cloud migration

The good, the bad, and the ugly of cloud computing

Download now

VR leads the way in manufacturing

How VR is digitally transforming our world

Download now

Deeper than digital

Top-performing modern enterprises show why more perfect software is fundamental to success

Download now

Most Popular

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

5 Oct 2020
Google blocked record-breaking 2.5Tbps DDoS attack in 2017
Security

Google blocked record-breaking 2.5Tbps DDoS attack in 2017

19 Oct 2020
What is a 502 bad gateway and how do you fix it?
web hosting

What is a 502 bad gateway and how do you fix it?

5 Oct 2020