Top 10 posts of Infocom Analysis in 2014

Here are the top 10 posts of Infocom Analysis in 2014:


Happy holidays! Joyeuses fêtes!


Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis


Canada is in 12th position of the Global Innovation Index

 The Global Innovation index is co-published by Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization(WIPO, an agency of the United Nations, UN).

The core of the GII Report consists of a ranking of world economies’ innovation capabilities and results. Over the last seven years, the GII has established itself as a leading reference on innovation. Understanding in more detail the human aspects behind innovation is essential for the design of policies that help promote economic development and richer innovation-prone environments locally. Recognizing the key role of innovation as a driver of economic growth and prosperity, and the need for a broad horizontal vision of innovation applicable to developed and emerging economies, the GII includes indicators that go beyond the traditional measures of innovation such as the level of research and development.

Download the whole report here:

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Global Digital Statistics 2014

Here is an interesting Powerpoint presentation on key digital indicators : Global Digital Statistics 2014.

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

10 most popular posts of Infocom Analysis in 2013

The evolution of media consumption [infographic]
Booz & Company Global ICT 50 Study
Juniper Research Forecasts 400M M2M devices by 2017
Google business model analysis
Undervalued US stock indexes
Dashbook, a new application start-up, is targeting the promising Google Glass and smart watch markets
Smartphone usage breakdown
Innovation really generates economic growth
OOHLALA Mobile aims to become the leading mobile platform for college and university students (interview with the CEO)
Exciting New Gadgets in 2013: Gold iPhone 5S, Google Glass and Other Tech For This Year

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis

Undervalued US stock indexes

Morningstar shows the performance  of the US stock indexes by sector, for the last 5 years.  For Infocom Intelligence, three major sectors are more undervalued: technology, basic materials and energy (sectors in green). Since we are in the middle of the growth stage of the US economy, the technology sector will first benefits from expansion, followed by later stages’ growth, which are more cyclical (commodities, such as basic materials and energy).  At the end of economic growth cycle, shorter supplies are pushing the price of commodities, and it boosts the profits of producers.

index performance by sectors

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis


Booz & Company Global ICT 50 Study



A new report by Booz & Co provides a ranking of the top ICT 50 global firms and the digitization ecosystems.  It appears that IBM is at the top, followed by Oracle and Microsoft.

“Businesses around the world are looking to gain an edge in the race to digitize—to seamlessly incorporate new computing, communications, and collaboration technologies; to streamline their operations; and to connect more closely with customers, suppliers, and partners. To do so, they must look to the continually evolving ecosystem of hardware, software, IT services, and telecom companies. These sectors provide the products and services that make digitization possible.

Booz & Co looked at them across four critical criteria: financial performance, portfolio strength, go-to-market footprint, and innovation and branding.

“Every company in every industry has its own market value proposition: a way to play that represents the way it chooses to create value in the market, ideally matched with its strongest capabilities. Companies’ ways of playing can be grouped according to the basic foundational approach they take. By classifying each of the ICT 50 as one or more of these “puretones,” we were able to determine which value propositions seem most advantaged in the market—for now.

To see the report go to their web site.

Louis Rhéaume

Editor, Infocom Analysis



Top 10 posts of the Blog Infocom Analysis for 2012

Here are the top 10 most popular posts of the blog Infocom Analysis for 2012:

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1-How To Get 3X more Free Space On Dropbox Than on Google Drive More stats
2-Forrester forecast an Apps market of $38 billion by 2015 More stats
3-La rentabilité de la dépendance technologique More stats
4-10 quotes from Andy Grove, former CEO of Intel More stats
5-Blackberry ou iPhone? Quoi choisir? More stats
6-When mobile data revenue will take over fixed voice revenue More stats
7-Instagram has 9 employees and a valuation around $500M More stats
8-Wired interview with Marc Andreesen, venture capitalist and former entrepreneur: best article so far in 2012. More stats
9-Skype will have a business model with advertising More stats
10-Top 12 greatest entrepreneurs according to Fortune More stats

Happy New Year!

Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Top 10 World most innovative firms according to Forbes

1-Salesforce (software)

2-Alexion (Pharmaceuticals)

3-Amazon (Internet & catalog retail)

4-Red Hat (Computer services)

5- Baidu (Computer services)

6-Intuitive Surgical (Health care technology)

7-Rakuten (Internet & catalog retail)

8–Edwards Lifesciences (Medical equipment and supplies)

9-Larsen & Toubro (Construction services)

10-ARM Holdings (Semiconductors)


Louis Rhéaume

Infocom Analysis

Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Tech sector is now 20% of the S&P 500 index

[published originally on TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012]

For the first time since the tech bubble popped back in 2000, technology companies represent now a 20 percent weighting in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. The peak was 34% in March 2000, before the crash. Since the current sector classification was introduced by S&P in 1989, only the financial and tech sectors have ever reached a 20 percent index weighting.

It also helps that the five highest-weighted tech stocks are all up double-digits since the S&P 500’s 52-week high. Notably, those five names make up 10 percent of the S&P 500 (or half of the tech sector’s 20 percent weighting):

The S&P 500 tech sector has been down just four times this year and is currently leading the gains in 2012, up 12 percent, followed by financials, up 11 percent.

Source: CNBC

Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Intelligence
Twitter: @InfocomAnalysis

Top 10 most popular messages of Infocom Analysis for 2011

[Published originally on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011]

Here is the top 10 most popular messages of Infocom Analysis blog for 2011. Voici nos 10 messages les plus populaire du blogue Infocom Analysis pour 2011.

1-Dealing with the Make or Buy innovation dilemma using Strategic Project Portfolio
Management (SPPM)
30 oct. 2010

2-La rentabilité de la dépendance technologique
14 mars 2010

3-US group-buying industry (ie. Groupon) should reach around $3 billion in 2011
27 mars 2011

4-Forrester forecast an Apps market of $38 billion by 2015
2 mars 2011

5-BCE strategy revisited
8 nov. 2010

6-Skype’s founder now investing in venture capital
5 mai 2011

7-When mobile data revenue will take over fixed voice revenue
11 avr. 2010

8-Les TIC (Technologies de l’Information et des Communications) dominent le capital de risque au Québec et au Canada en 2010
25 févr. 2011

9- 7 trends affecting business mobility in 2011
21 déc. 2010

10- What is hot in mobile games?
15 nov. 2010

Louis Rhéaume
Infocom Intelligence

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