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Resilience amid turmoil: Benchmarking IT industry competitiveness 2009 is an Economist Intelligence Unit white paper, sponsored by the Business Software Alliance (BSA). The Economist Intelligence Unit bears sole responsibility for the content of this report. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s editorial team built and updated the index, conducted the analysis and wrote the report. The findings and views expressed in this report do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsor.
Our research drew on two main initiatives:
We updated our benchmarking model, the IT industry competitiveness index, which compares 66 countries on the extent to which they support the competitiveness of information technology (IT) firms.
We conducted in-depth interviews with 13 senior executives of IT firms and independent experts from across the globe who are knowledgeable about the drivers of IT competitiveness.
The author of the report was Iain Morris and the editor was Denis McCauley. Our sincere thanks go to the interviewees for sharing their insights on this topic. The following individuals were interviewed for the study:
Jonathan Ball, partner, Norton Rose
Mark Bregman, chief technology officer, Symantec
Egon Berghout, professor of business and IT, University of Groningen
Trip Chowdhry, analyst, Global Equities Research
Francis Cripps, president, Alphametrics
Doug Freedman, analyst, Broadpoint AmTech
Herbert Heitmann, chief communications officer, SAP
Ken Juster, executive vice-president of law, policy and corporate strategy, Salesforce.com
AS Lakshminarayanan, vice-president and head of Europe, Tata Consultancy Services
Daniel Levy, general manager, African and Middle Eastern operations, Alvarion
Sean Murphy, partner, Norton Rose
Lin Sun, independent consultant on China’s IT and telecoms markets
Scott Taylor, legal counsel, Symantec