App Nations: Start-ups, States and Enterprises
New study underscores importance of government / private sector collaboration in growing the App Economy
A major new report issued by the Economist Intelligence Unit based on a global survey of 377 start-ups, enterprises and government leaders reveals that the app economy is having a significant positive impact on the economic health of all levels of government, including job growth, tax revenue, and improved services to citizens. While governments are taking action and collaborating with both start-ups and enterprises to identify areas that will stimulate growth, they can be doing a lot more to grow the app economy – there is a significant gap between how start-ups and enterprises view the impact of actions governments are taking and how governments view themselves.
While differences remain, there is one big area of consensus across all those surveyed: cyber-security threats will continue to increase, and government plays a huge role in taking actions that will help ensure these threats do not stall the growth of the app economy.
- 85% of government respondents see the technology sector as an important or critical driver of economic growth in their regions
- 65% say that the app economy has positively impacted job growth, tax revenue, or the ability to provide services to citizens.
- The U.S. is rated the #1 country to start or grow an app business, followed by Germany, Canada, Australia and the U.K.
- 63% of start-up and of enterprise respondents expect cybersecurity risks to increase over the next two years and pose a threat to their success.
About the research
App nations: Start-ups, states and enterprises is a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) sponsored by CA Technologies. In May and June 2016, The EIU conducted three integrated global surveys on the topic of the app economy, in which a total of 377 respondents took part. The start-up survey sample numbered 125 respondents; the enterprise sample 127 respondents; and the government sample 125 respondents.
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About The Economist Intelligence Unit
The Economist Intelligence Unit is the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group, which publishes The Economist newspaper. The Economist Intelligence Unit helps executives make better decisions by providing timely, reliable and impartial analysis on worldwide market trends and business strategies. More information can be found at http://www.eiu.com/ or http://www.twitter.com/theeiu.