Ireland Chases the Next Big Thing

Dublin at night.
By Barry O’Dowd

How to spot the next big thing has always puzzled entrepreneurs, educators, and business leaders alike. Henry Ford understood that intuition trumped conventional wisdom, and is thought to have remarked that “if I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said…

03 Sep 3:21 PM 0 Read More...

Thailand and Big Data: A Perfect Match

By Supisara Chomparn

IBM’s decision to open its new business innovation analytics center in Thailand could not have come at a more appropriate time. In just the last year, the big data revolution has swept the globe and is now playing a crucial role in determining how businesses and…

03 Sep 12:08 PM 0 Read More...

Ontario: A High-Tech Bread Basket on the Rise

By David Hodes

Ontario, this major province of the 10 provinces in Canada, has always been strong in manufacturing and agriculture, in many cases because of its proximity to major cities in the U.S. East Coast where partnerships and distribution arrangements are easily coordinated.

The government of Ontario has…

03 Sep 11:08 AM 0 Read More...

Canada Expands its Global Commerce Network

By David Hodes

Improving economic conditions in the United States — especially in manufacturing and more specifically in auto manufacturing — resonate throughout Canada.
But according to Marie-Christine Bernard, associate director of provincial economic trends at the Conference Board of Canada, the country is seeing just modest growth in the trade…

03 Sep 10:06 AM 0 Read More...

Report Shows Continued Dutch-American Economic Ties

Port of Rotterdam. Image courtesy of the Bureau Voorlichting Binnenvaart
By the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

More than 680,000 American jobs resulted from economic ties between the United States and the Netherlands in 2011, the latest year for which figures are available, according to a recent report by the…

03 Sep 9:46 AM 0 Read More...