Based on our company download statistics (generated based on data collected since about 3.5 years ago), these seem to be the most inactive countries in the world from an IT perspective (of course, the list is subjective, as our company mostly provides nieche software development components, and not general software/IT solutions).
Moreover, in some cases (especially for some surprising countries highlighted below), people may have been more cautios when they were asked about their location when they wanted to download software (country selection is not mandatory within our request form, and by default no country is selected – I know we could retreive the country based on the client IP address, but these statistics are based on the actual submitted form values, not on IP address values – this may be an explanation also for the fact that Afghanistan is not in this list, as it’s the first country in the alphabetical sorted combo-box):
- Bhutan, Cape Verde, Centrafrican Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo DRC, Djibouti, Dominica, East Timor, Equatorial Guinea. Eritrea, Estonia, FYRO Macedonia, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Micronesia, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, Niger, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Qatar, Rwanda, San Marino, Sao Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon, Somalia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vatican, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
Update: One very important suprise in the list above seems to be Estonia, as it’s one of the most IT litterate countries within the EU, Europe, and the World. This is from Wikipedia: "Estonia has pursued the development of the e-state and e-government. Internet voting is used in elections in Estonia. The first Internet voting took place in the 2005 local elections and the first in a parliamentary election was made available for the 2007 elections, in which 30,275 individuals voted over the Internet."