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Germany’s promise: Opportunities to realize Germany’s economic potential

Germany’s promise: Opportunities to realize Germany’s economic potential

Updated 13 Sep 2017

By addressing challenges directly, Germany can sustain its role as economic engine of the region and industrial inspiration for the world.

Global Location Trends: Annual Report 2017

Global Location Trends: Annual Report 2017

Updated 29 Aug 2017

This Global Location Trends report outlines the latest trends in corporate location selection.

Canada’s comeback: Turning the skills crisis into a competitive advantage

Canada’s comeback: Turning the skills crisis into a competitive advantage

Updated 21 Aug 2017

Canada is positioned to return to economic growth; the available labor force can either accelerate or constrain good results.

Leap before you lag: Nonprofits with deeper data capabilities see stronger impact, transparency and decisions

Leap before you lag: Nonprofits with deeper data capabilities see stronger impact, transparency and decisions

Updated 02 Aug 2017

Demand is rising for nonprofits to capture data that demonstrates their social impact and improves their decisions.

A two-front battle: How governments can prevail in the face of the global skills crisis

A two-front battle: How governments can prevail in the face of the global skills crisis

Updated 22 June 2017

Read how government leaders can work with ecosystem partners to deepen the talent pool and build the workforce of the future.

Loneliness and the aging population: How businesses and governments can address a looming crisis

Loneliness and the aging population: How businesses and governments can address a looming crisis

Updated 10 May 2017

Many diverse stakeholders can now help mitigate the impact of solitude and risks associated with loneliness that are especially detrimental to older adults.

Accelerating China: Three steps to align China’s higher education system to growth

Accelerating China: Three steps to align China’s higher education system to growth

Updated 26 Apr 2017

How China can address the growing skills and capabilities gap to sustain its position as a global economic power.

Upskilling India: Building India’s talent base to compete in the global economy

Upskilling India: Building India’s talent base to compete in the global economy

Updated 16 Feb 2017

India's higher education system plays a key role in helping to close the country's growing cross-industry skills gap.

Can the Millennial generation rescue government? Leveraging digital natives in your transformation efforts. IBM Institute for Business Value

Can the Millennial generation rescue government? Leveraging digital natives in your transformation efforts

Updated 23 Jun 2016

As digital natives, Millennials offer the skills and perspectives that can help reimagine government for the digital era.

Mission: Possible! Your cognitive future in government. IBM Institute for Business Value

Mission: Possible! Your cognitive future in government

Updated 12 Nov 2015

Government leaders who understand the potential of cognitive computing to transform government are set to exploit cognitive capabilities.

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Enhancing services, creating efficiencies and reducing costs

September 2015

With cloud, government organizations can expand their economic potential, promoting agility, security, efficiency and cost control, as well as to drive internal transformation, build citizen- and business-centric ecosystems and create economic value.

Facing the storm: Navigating the global skills crisis

Updated 07 Dec 2016

Read how business, education and government leaders must work together to deepen the workforce talent pool and solve the global skills crisis.

Global Location Trends: 2015 Annual Report

Updated 16 Sep 2015

This Global Location Trends report outlines the latest trends in corporate location selection.

Pursuit of relevance: How higher education remains viable in today’s dynamic world

Updated 23 Jun 2015

Read about the challenges confronting higher education today and the strategies necessary to repair an imperfect but crucial system.


Shifting gears: Changing methods and mindsets to address long-term unemployment

Updated 01 Apr 2015

New interventions, tailored strategies and the right technology solutions can help governments better address long-term unemployment


Empowering governments through contextual computing - How context can improve decision making and mission outcomes

Updated 22 Jul 2014

As governments prepare for the next phase of business intelligence, they should focus on contextual computing to unlock the full value of big data.


Global Location Trends - 2013 annual report

Updated December 2013

The global landscape for foreign direct investment is changing considerably, as companies are adapting to rapidly changing operating conditions and new opportunities.


Improving economic competitiveness and vitality: A smarter approach to economic development

Updated October 2013

Creating attractive and competitive business environments is key to the success cities, regions and nations.


Accelerating economic growth and vitality through smarter public safety management

Updated 12 Sep 2012

New competencies are needed for governments and agencies to be better positioned to improve public safety and a enable enhanced growth and vitality.


Fixing the future - Why we need smarter water management for the world’s most essential resource

Updated 12 Sep 2012

Smarter water management is vital to protect the world’s most critical resource.


Opening up government: How to unleash the power of information for new economic growth

Updated 21 Nov 2011

Governments recognize the possibilities of opening up and many are already taking deliberate steps to move forward strategically.


Transportation and economic development: Why smarter transport is good for jobs and growth

Updated 18 Oct 2011

Rising unemployment, languid economic growth and growing urbanization make the role of transport – and intelligent transport systems – more important than ever for cities.


The power of analytics for public sector: Building analytics competency to accelerate outcomes

Updated 10 Mar 2011

It's time for public sector organizations to embrace analytics to drive outcomes and demonstrate value.


The yin yang of financial reform: Embracing maxims to enable financial stability and healthy financial innovation

Updated 03 Nov 2010

To mitigate unintended consequences of financial regulatory reforms, financial service institutions and governments must workd together to establish new principles that spur new thinking and guide specific actions.


Digital economy rankings 2010: Beyond e-readiness - A report from the Economist Intelligence Unit

Updated 28 Jun 2010

The Economist Intelligence Unit in conjunction with the IBM Institute for Business Value has published an annual Digital economy rankings of the world's largest economies since 2000. The ranking model evaluates the technological, economic, political and social assets of 70 countries.


A vision of smarter cities: How cities can lead the way into a prosperous and sustainable future

Updated 02 Jun 2010

Cities, struggling to face numerous challenges and threats to their core infrastructure and systems, must become "smarter" to seize opportunities and build sustainable prosperity.


Smarter cities for smarter growth: How cities can optimize their systems for the talent-based community

Updated 02 May 2010

How to make your city smarter: Creating and assessing the path to prosperity.


The emergence of the eco-efficient economy: The IBM Eco-efficiency Jam 2010-Key messages from a global online discussion on eco-efficiency

Updated 01 Apr 2010

IBM eco-efficiency white paper. Find out why more than 1,600 experts say eco-efficiency is the next economic game changer.


The world's trillion-dollar challenge: Using a system-of-systems approach to build a smarter planet

Updated 12 Jan 2010

The world wastes more than US$15 trillion of resources annually, but we estimate at least $4 trillion could be recovered through systemic collaboration.


Bridging the Collaboration Gap

Updated 04 Sep 2009

Interview with Alan Baldwin


How smart is your city? Helping cities measure progress

Updated 02 Sep 2009

Learn, assess and progress toward becoming a smarter city.


Podcast Interview: Resolving the Privacy Paradox

Updated 01 Sep 2009

Interview with John Reiners, IBM Institute for Business Value.


Podcast Interview: A Vision of Smarter Cities

Updated 21 Aug 2009

Interview with Susanne Dirks, Manager of the IBM Institute for Business Values Global Center for Economic Development in Ireland.


Podcast Interview: Intelligent Transport: How Cities Can Improve Mobility

Updated 29 Jul 2009

John Reiners, Institute of Business Value discusses intelligent transportation and how cities can improve mobility


Bridging the collaboration gap: Results from global defense survey on collaboration during coalition operations

Updated 20 Jul 2009

Many coalition operations perform below expectations because of a collaboration gap – a mismatch between the demands of the mission and the combined capabilities of the coalition members. Defense forces can take practical steps to close this gap…


Economic development in a Rubik's Cube world: How to turn global trends into local prosperity

Updated 20 Jul 2009

To be successful in today's changing world, investment promotion agencies and economic development organizations should understand the impact and business response to the six megatrends that require companies to innovate and refine their fundamental business models.


Intelligent transport: How cities can improve mobility

Updated 14 Jul 2009

Cities around the world can look to global leading practices to help them improve mobility through intelligent transport systems.


E-readiness rankings 2009: The usage imperative

Updated 17 Jun 2009

A white paper from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in association with the IBM Institute for Business Value.


From possibility to actuality: Why social services and social security organizations are turning to SOA

Updated 21 Apr 2009

A Service Oriented Architecture can help public social services and social security organizations become more efficient, flexible and effective by optimizing their existing IT investments


The yin yang of financial disruption: Maxims for forging a path to financial stability and healthy financial innovation

Updated 17 Mar 2009

The path to a healthy, sustainable equilibrium within the global financial system will require institutions and governments to effectively manage the overarching yin yang - the delicate balance between financial stability and healthy financial innovation.


How nations thrive in the Information Age: Leveraging information and communications technologies for national economic development

Updated 19 Jan 2009

All nations in developing and advanced economies have become such extensive users of information and communications technologies (ICT) that their economic success now depends on governments' wise promotion and deployment of ICT at a national level.


Identity management in the 21st century: Balancing safety, security and liberty in a global environment

Updated 19 Jan 2009

Governments should move to implement cohesive and collaborative identity management systems to provide safe cross-border travel, inhibit crime and terrorism and provide for data safety and privacy for their citizens.


Navigating toward net-centricity: Insights from defense organizations leading the race for information superiority

Updated 19 Jan 2009

Lessons from defense organizations implementing network-centric operations programs provide insights on achieving information superiority.


Government 2020: An Irish perspective: Modernising the Irish public sector for the global economy

Updated 05 Dec 2008

Ireland again faces an opportunity to implement bold changes; by fully leveraging its size advantage for the development and implementation of innovative and rapid solutions for public sector reform, Ireland can substantially improve its chances of economic success and prosperity.


For the good of the global economy: Social protection for the migrant worker

Updated 23 Oct 2008

In today's increasingly connected global economy, nations must collaborate and find ways to protect the social security entitlements of increasing numbers of migrant workers.


Podcast Interview: E-readiness rankings 2008: Maintaining Momentum

Updated 05 Jun 2008

Interview with Ronan Lyons, a Managing Consultant in the IBM Global Center for Economic Development


E-readiness rankings 2008: Maintaining momentum

Updated 14 Apr 2008

A white paper from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in association with the IBM Institute for Business Value


Identifying what should be changed: How public officials and military leaders can choose wisely

Updated 05 Jul 2007

Component business modeling techniques can help government agencies and the military in mapping our changes to adapt to shifting needs in their missions and structures.


How rapidly advancing nations can prosper in the Information Age: Leveraging information and communications technologies for national economic development

Updated 02 Mar 2007

Learn how Rapid Adopter nations can become more competitive in the world economy.


How the most advanced nations can remain competitive in the Information Age: Leveraging information and communications technologies for national economic development

Updated 13 Feb 2007

Among the biggest E-readiness challenges facing Established Leaders (Tier 1 countries) are: replacing older ICT infrastructures; meeting public demand for Internet-based service delivery; promoting more innovative uses of technology; and mitigating the negative consequences of aging populations.


On the move: Advancing military logistics toward sense-and-respond

Updated 12 Dec 2006

On the move: Advancing military logistics toward sense-and-respond


The 2006 e-readiness rankings: A white paper from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in association with the IBM Institute for Business Value

Updated 30 Nov 2006

The 2006 e-readiness rankings: A white paper from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in association with the IBM Institute for Business Value


Expanded borders, integrated controls: Achieving national prosperity and protection through integrated border management

Updated 01 Nov 2005

The threat of terrorism and the promise of globalization are reshaping the fundamental nature of borders and how they are managed. In leading nations, control operations are now executed beyond the physical border and before arrival at a nation's official points of entry.


The big lie about transparency: How to implement performance management in government successfully

Updated 01 Oct 2004

Everybody talks about the need for the performance of public services to be more transparent, but nobody really likes it… except the public.

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