The Intuit Future of Small Business Report authored by the Institute for the Future, is a three-part study that examines significant trends affecting small business over the next decade.
Archive for 2008
UNCTAD’s “Information Economy Report 2007-2008 – Science and technology for development: the new paradigm of ICT”, analyses the current and potential contribution of information technology to knowledge creation and diffusion. It explores how ICTs help generate innovations that improve the livelihoods of the poor and support enterprise competitiveness.
Richard Florida, in his latest book entitled “Who’s Your City?” handled the subject of how the Creative Economy is making the place where someone lives the most important decision of his life. According to Richard Florida place is now more important than ever. He disagrees with the common argument of the age of globalization according to that where you live don’t matter: you can telecommute with everyone; you can innovate from everywhere.
More than money, more than politics, ideas are the secret power that this planet runs on, according to the latest issue of TIME Magazine. The magazine publishes a list of 10 ideas that are changing the world: Common Wealth, The End of Customer Service, The Post-Movie-Star Era, Reverse Radicalism, Kitchen Chemistry, Geoengineering, Synthetic Authenticity, The New Austerity, Mandatory Health, and Re-Judaizing Jesus.
The key to the UK becoming a world leader in innovation is to forge closer links between industry and higher education, according to “Innovation Nation” White Paper, published by the Department for innovation, Universities & Skills.
Silicon Valley experienced a sixth consecutive year of productivity gains in 2007 that surpassed previous highs from the dot com boom, but the growth spurt is offset by economic instability, according to the 2008 Silicon Valley Index released by Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network and Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Index, published annually since 1995, measures the strength of the region’s economy and the health of the community.
The 2008 Horizon Report describes six emerging technologies or practices that will likely enter mainstream use in learning-focused organizations within three adoption horizons over the next one to five years. The Report, the fifth in this annual series, is produced as a collaboration between the New Media Consortium (NMC) and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI)