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Archive for April, 2008

Wanting to do business in China?

Then don’t miss this! From Grow Wellington  comes notification about an upcoming series of two-day presentations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and NZ Trade and Enterprise which will explain the new trade agreement and how you can best take advantage of the opportunities.   The Wellington regional event takes place on 26th and 27th May […]

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Global e-government survey 2008

Following on from yesterday’s posting re global government e-readiness is the publication of another survey, this time the United Nations survey  E-Government to Connected Governance .  The document can be downloaded from this site.   New Zealand comes in at no 18 overall, but features remarkably well (no 6) on the e-participation index which “aims to […]

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In conjunction with IBM, the EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) has since 2008 maintained a website which lists global government e-readiness.  The briefing paper (pdf format) can be downloaded here. The rankings this year show quite a bit of movement within the top ten countries.  Thanks to Resourceshelf

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Forbes global 2000 companies

Forbes’ very useful list of the global 2000 companies can be sorted rank, company, country, industry and a number of other ways. There is also a country scorecard, and a number of features on selected companies.

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Business collaboration

This recent publication (pdf) “The role of trust in business collaboration” by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Cisco surveyed around 450 business executives, the majority of them based in the U.S., Europe and Asia to ask them about the projects, people and companies they had been collaborating with. Thanks to Resourceshelf

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From Information Today comes this article by Paula Hanes which mentions two new online resources. Linked-in and Tradevibes (the latter site still in beta but it claims to be “the first structured wiki for company information”. Thanks to Library Stuff

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