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Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things

Unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things

June 2015—If policy makers and businesses get it right, linking the physical and digital worlds could generate up to $11.1 trillion a year in economic value by 2025.more

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Globalization for the little guy

January 2016—Digitization has opened the door for emerging economies, small businesses, and individuals to participate directly in globalization.more

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Digital America: A tale of the haves and have-mores

December 2015—While the most advanced sectors, companies, and individuals push the boundaries of technology use, the US economy as a whole is realizing only 18 percent of its digital potential.more

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Four fundamentals of workplace automation

November 2015—As the automation of physical and knowledge work advances, many jobs will be redefined rather than eliminated—at least in the short term.more

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Gauging the strength of Chinese innovation

October 2015—China does well in customer- and manufacturing-oriented innovation, though not in the more advanced varieties. But the country will need them to sustain growth. more

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China’s rising Internet wave: Wired companies

January 2015—After a massive rise in Internet use by consumers, adoption by Chinese companies is catching up with that of the developed world.more

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India’s tech opportunity: Transforming work, empowering people

December 2014—A dozen disruptive technologies can add up to $1 trillion in GDP by 2025 and help bring millions of Indians up the MGI Empowerment Line.more

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China’s digital transformation

July 2014—New applications of the Internet could account for up to 22 percent of China’s GDP growth through 2025. more

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Lions go digital: The Internet’s transformative potential in Africa

November 2013—A majority of urban Africans own Internet-capable devices and go online regularly. If infrastructure investment continues, the Internet will take hold on a much larger scale in the coming decade—potentially adding $300 billion a year to Africa’s GDP.more

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Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

October 2013—Open data—public information and shared data from private sources—can help create $3 trillion a year of value in seven areas of the global economy.more

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Measuring the full impact of digital capital

July 2013—Although largely uncounted, intangible digital assets may hold an important key to understanding competition and growth in the Internet era.more

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21 percent share of GDP

Share of GDP growth that can be attributed to the Internet in mature economies in the past five years more

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