|By Roger Strukhoff||
|February 17, 2013 11:17 PM EST||
Who are the world's ICT leaders? What separates them from the pack? Where are the emerging ICT stars? Why are they important? How can you go "beyond the BRICs" in your analysis?
These are questions we've been working to answer over the past two years, with original research that looks at national ICT expenditures on a relative, "pound-for-pound" basis. We've engaged directly with government and business leaders in several countries - from each region of the world - to see how our findings can be used to improve national technology environments and, by extension, economic and societal growth.
In addition to our primary study, which is known as the Tau Index, we're now embarking on targeted research for specific aspects of national ICT commitments---bandwidth, government policy, and the growth of various aspects of cloud computing.
As I've written extensively (search "Tau Strukhoff" - bing does a much better job than google), there are numerous results that may appear to be surprising. But if you're looking for something that goes beyond traditional rankings that, in essence, show developed countries on top and developing countries on the bottom, visit us at www.tauinstitute.org or contact me via Twitter.
We have 102 countries in our index, and can provide views by region, income level, and other parameters.