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22 Mar
      • “Leading countries”: Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany
      • “Average performance”: France, Luxembourg, Ireland, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Norway, Italy and Iceland
      • “Catching up”: Slovenia, Hungary, Portugal, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, Cyprus and Malta
      • “Losing ground”: Estonia, Spain, Bulgaria, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Turkey

      “The innovation scoreboard clearly shows that we have to do more for innovation. Boosting innovation is a major pillar in our Partnership for Growth and Jobs. There is clear evidence that more innovative sectors tend to have higher productivity growth rates”, Vice President Günter
      Verheugen said.

      The European Innovation scoreboard highlights significant national differences. The EIS shows an overall picture of innovation performance in Europe. Nordic countries plus Germany are the EU innovation leaders. The new Member States are either in a catching up process or are losing ground. Most of the “old” Member States are in a larger group of average performing countries.

  • The EU invests about a third less in research than the US, and the EU/US innovation gap has not narrowed in recent years. Meanwhile, emerging countries like China and India are fast becoming world-class centres of research and innovation.
    • The study ranks 110 nations on an index which weighs the business outcomes of innovation an governments’ encouragement and support of innovation.

      Singapore leads all countries, followed by South Korea, Switzerland, Iceland, Ireland, Hong Kong, Finland, the U.S., Japan and Sweden.

    • During the “Feed Me: Bite Size Info for a Hungry Internet” panel today at SXSW (moderated by VentureBeat’s own Eric Eldon) all the participants agreed that social streams of data are going to be an integral part of the web going forward. David Sacks, the chief executive of Yammer, went farther, calling these streams “email 2.0.” No one seemed to disagree.
    • During the question and answer session, David Karp, the co-founder of Tumblr, who was in the audience, asked why any of these services really matter — why not just use a standard like RSS to syndicate this data everywhere, he wondered? Dare Obasanjo of Microsoft pointed out that the reason people need services for the social stream is that while something like RSS may be fine for the tech savvy crowd, mothers or grandmothers would take one look at it and not understand what is going on. Seeing everything in a stream on Facebook though, and having a simple publishing tool that makes it clear how you insert pictures and other elements, is the key for the mainstream.
    • étude a été menée auprès de plus de 300 responsables informatiques seniors travaillant dans l’industrie manufacturière, les services financiers, et les industries de détail dans le monde entier, ainsi que dans les agences gouvernementales.

      Plus de la moitié des responsables informatiques interrogés par l’étude prévoient d’accélérer l’adoption de Linux en 2009. Par ailleurs, plus de 72 % des personnes interrogées ont affirmé qu’elles y réfléchissaient sérieusement, ou qu’elles avaient déjà décidé d’augmenter leur utilisation de Linux sur le serveur en 2009, avec plus de 68 % pour le poste de travail.

    • il convient de souligner que les personnes hésitant à adopter Linux ont indiqué qu’elles étaient principalement préoccupées par le manque de prise en charge des applications et la mauvaise interopérabilité avec Windows et d’autres environnements.
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