Основан в 1907 году
в России и за рубежом
The terms globalized world economy the development of an information society is crucial to improve the competitiveness of the economy, empowering its integration into the world system economy, improving the efficiency of public administration and local self-government. The information society is a stage of social development which information and information technology has a leading position in all spheres of public life. The scope and level development of information society are determined a country's place in global economic, political and social spaces. At present there are not alternatives development the information society. The increased use of information and communication technologies is a prerequisite for the transition to a new economic structure, the growth factor of the quality of life of citizens and productivity of the economy, as an instrument of protection of national interests. Today the most countries committed to the development of the information society, and the most priority directions of development are the establishment of e-government, implementing information technologies in education, culture and health. Thus the regular assessment in the field of information society is an important factor in creating conditions for preserving and increasing the competitive advantages of each country in the global information technology market. An important condition for successful implementation of activities in this area are the global trends of information society development, which including strategic goals and objectives that are set by the developed countries in this field. The above is determined the relevance this article involving an objective statistical studies on the basis official data of international organizations enabling to obtain an adequate assessment of the status and development of the information society, including on the basis of cross-country comparisons, for the purpose of making sound managerial decisions in this sphere.