ICT applications permeate the economic and social fabric of the country and are an important driver for improving productivity in many other industries. Switzerland is extremely well-placed in this respect thanks to the adaptability of its companies in relation to new ICT solutions and the extensive ICT skills of their employees. This is also the reason why international companies such as Google and IBM operate local research and development centers in Switzerland. The strong penetration in the economy of well-qualified professionals gives Switzerland an excellent starting position for further growth and innovation and, of course, also for exporting software and its associated services.
Information and communications technology (ICT)
Information and communications technology (ICT) is a key technology for the Swiss economy.