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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

SWOT and Staying Ahead of the Technology Curve

Only 4 our of 10 companies regularly brief their Board of Directors on emerging technology strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats, according to a global survey of 127 senior executives conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and sponsored by Dimension Data and Oracle.

The survey, published in an Economist Intelligence Unit report called "Staying ahead of the technology curve," sheds light on how effective companies are identifying and exploiting emerging technologies.

While the majority of companies (73%) say they have people monitoring the emergence of new technologies, only 52% of companies regularly keep track of competitors' technology initiatives, and surprisingly, only 44% measure the value of technology once it is implemented.

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