IT Competitiveness Study 2008

How Technology Sectors Grow: Benchmarking IT Industry Competitiveness 2008

IT Competitiveness Study 2008
Click to view an introduction to the study by
BSA President & CEO Robert Holleyman.

A new study from the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by the Business Software Alliance (BSA), ranks the information technology (IT) industry environments of 66 countries on the extent to which they support a competitive domestic IT sector.

The index, now in its second year, finds the top 20 countries remain the same from one year ago; however nine countries moved up and 11 went down in the rankings. For the second time, the United States leads the index in the number one spot. Three new economies have entered the top five: Taiwan, Sweden, and Denmark.

The index is outlined in a report entitled, How technology sectors grow: Benchmarking IT industry competitiveness 2008. The report also identifies six drivers of competitiveness – from investments in human capital, to a legal regime that protects intellectual property and addresses cybercrime – that are essential to creating a supportive environment for the IT sector.

“This year's index shows that a country’s IT competitiveness can change very quickly as a result of policy decisions,” says Robert W. Holleyman, president and CEO of BSA. “The ability of information technology to deliver jobs and a better quality of life is strongly affected by the six drivers of competitiveness. This report should serve as a guide for governments on advancing innovation and economic performance.”

In a BlogTalkRadio interview, BSA President & CEO Robert Holleyman discusses this new study ranking 66 economies on how well they are attracting IT jobs and innovation — and how they can do better.


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