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The Dynamic, Global ICT Opportunity

We're Tracking New Factors While Thinking About Cloud, BD, IoT

Do you want to go to the place with the most kinetic ICT growth? Visit Ethiopia (pictured below).

Would you prefer to address the nations with dynamic ICT growth who face the largest overall challenges? Then go to Bangladesh. Or India. Or the Ivory Coast.

Or would you simply like to go to a place where growth is dynamic yet steady, the economy is well developed, and all the ICT is above average? Then go to The Netherlands or Japan.

These are some of the insights from our latest research developments. They are among literally thousands of questions that our results can answer.

Geek alert: We've used third-order derivatives (ie, the rate of change in the rate of change) in ICT growth, re-integrated this factor into existing ICT developments, and combined those numbers with local populations and incomes to generate our latest rankings.

The results, as always, may surprise you but do not surprise us. Our research over the past couple of years is based on creating relative measures that reflect the reality we see from our principles and advisors visiting and living in all regions of the world.

How can one compare two countries with similar income levels and populations to determine which one is actually more vibrant than the other? How can one compare countries of quite dissimilar populations and economies to get a fair-minded look at each?

We answer those questions with our research. As Cloud Computing, Big Data, and IoT progress, we are measuring their impact as well.

We find our research to be useful to organizations - whether businesses, governments, or NGOs - seeking new customers, placing investments, expanding workforces, or establishing locations.

Additionally, I am chairing the @thingsexpo coming up in New York June 10-12, and working to put together a great program at this event. I'll be happy to explain my view on our research, on IoT, and on any related topic while there.

I'd love to talk about Ethiopia and any of 101 other nations with you!

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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