Global software and IT services sector suffers end of year dip

Investment into the global software and IT services sector declined in the second half of 2013.

Most 'intelligent communities' in Asia and North America: Intelligent Communities Forum

The top seven most intelligent communities are all in the US, Canada and Taiwan, according to US think tank Intelligent Communities Forum.

Felipe Larraín

Chile's finance minister sees fruits of stability

Chile’s minister of finance talks about his country’s reputation for stability, the impact of China’s slowdown and the continued need for economic diversification. 

IPsoft

Software company IPsoft comes out from the background

Providing IT solutions for back offices is not the most high profile of businesses to work in, and this goes a long way to explaining why New York-based software company IPsoft is little known outside its core market, despite having offices located around the globe. Will its focus on 'autonomics' bring the company out of its relative obscurity?

Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

Cape Verde moves away from one-track thinking

For decades, Cape Verde thought about little beyond attracting Portuguese-speaking tourists to the island chain. Now, however, it is widening its tourism appeal and, as the country's finance minister explains, making efforts to establish itself as a key location for shipping, ICT and service centres, among other sectors.

Suzhou plays it smart

Suzhou's smart approach sees it outflank Chinese behemoths

The city of Suzhou may be dwarfed by nearby Shanghai, but that has not stopped it from outperforming its neighbour when it comes to attracting investment, thanks largely to its appetite for innovation and willingness to embrace cutting-edge technology, particularly within its industrial parks.

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Africa jostles for position on the tourist map

Countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa are increasingly keen to show off their tourism credentials to international travellers. But while visitor numbers are on the rise, the region's dated infrastructure and poor image are proving to be tough obstacles to overcome.

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market

Can China leapfrog India in the outsourcing market?

China’s ambition to compete with India in the global outsourcing market may be hampered unless companies can match their strategy to the industry’s growth areas, and invest in the skills of its people. Duke University’s Arie Lewin shares the findings of a survey that assesses its progress. 

Software and IT jobs created in Middle East fall

fDi Markets data shows in increase in project numbers coming into the software and IT sector in the Middle East, but the number of jobs created has fallen.

Rwanda targets middle-income status by 2020

Rwanda's minister of finance, Claver Gatete, has said that the country is aiming to become a middle-income economy by 2020.

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