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Bench Marking the IT Industry Competitiveness Index

Bench Marking the IT Industry Competitiveness Index

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This report, beyond highlighting selected countries’ performance in the 2011 Index, explores how companies and governments are addressing major trends affecting the industry. The examples and expert insights provided will underscore
the critical importance of innovation, people, transparency (of laws and rules) and balance (of industry policy), not only to the competitiveness
of industry environments, but to IT producers themselves.
This report, beyond highlighting selected countries’ performance in the 2011 Index, explores how companies and governments are addressing major trends affecting the industry. The examples and expert insights provided will underscore
the critical importance of innovation, people, transparency (of laws and rules) and balance (of industry policy), not only to the competitiveness
of industry environments, but to IT producers themselves.

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But the eld o competition is becoming morecrowded as new players rise steadily to meet thestandards that the leaders have set. India, orexample, has leapt 10 spots in the overall rankingsby posting strong scores on indicators o humancapital and research and development. Others,such as Singapore, Mexico and Poland, haveclimbed in the rankings by showing new levels o strength across the board, proving that
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 begets advantage, too.Meanwhile, countries that are treading water ordriting o course oer cautionary tales about theconsequences o cutting corners or neglectingthe undamentals o IT competitiveness. China,or example, ater making impressive headwayin previous years, has seen its momentum slowconsiderably in large part because o its poorrecord o protecting intellectual property rights.Canada, too, has dropped down the overallrankings because it has allowed its IP standardsto all.How will this story have changed two years hence?It depends on decisions countries are makingtoday.Robert HolleymanPresident and CEOBusiness Sotware Alliance
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echnology innovation boosts productivityand spurs economic growth, economistshave long understood, because it allowscompanies to get more out o the investmentsthey make in labor and capital. In the industrialera, this happened as new machines automatedthe actory foor. Today, or our globally connecteddigital economy, we have inormation andcommunications technologies.But how do we keep the engine o IT innovationhumming? The ormula is here in the
IT Industry Competitiveness Index 
. In short, a country musthave a healthy business environment plus a rst-rate IT inrastructure, dynamic human capital,robust research and development, a strong legalenvironment, and adequate public support orindustry development.With support rom the Business Sotware Alliance,the Economist Intelligence Unit benchmarks 66countries every two years on a series o indicatorsin each o those six categories. In this latest editiono the
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, we see the continuation o a distincttrend: The competitive environment in the ITsector is heating up globally.As the overall rankings attest, established ITpowerhouses like the United States are holdingtheir leadership positions — even in the ace o the recent economic turmoil — because o thesolid competitive oundations they have built upthrough years o investment. “Advantage begetsadvantage,” notes Proessor David Hsu o theWharton Business School in one o the interviewsthe Economist Intelligence Unit has conducted orthis year’s study.

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