Saconsulting’s Research September 2011: Comparative Analysis of Information Technologies in Europe

saconsulting has prepared a comparative analysis of the use of the information technologies in Europe with data obtained from the Spanish Statistics National Institute (INE).

This work analyzes the future trends of an IT-based economy. It tries to find the countries where we can expect new business opportunities related to these technologies.

The first index is showing the capability of a country to take advantage of IT. With this indicator we can analyze the knowledge of the people and the availability of computers to get product and services from the internet.

Graph 1 Number of people that have not used a computer last year, in percentage.

In order to provide innovative IT services it is necessary that people have access to a computer. As you can see, there are some differences among European countries; more than 80 percent of the people of bigger economies (Germany, France, UK) have used a computer last three years.

Ireland and Spain have overcome an interesting 70 % in 2010, on the other hand, Italy has not a good indicator yet because a 40 % of the people have not used a computer in 2010.

Another interesting indicator can be the use of IT in order to buy product and services. This indicator will show us the real introduction of IT based business in the economy of a country.

Graph 2 People that have acquired goods and services from the Internet

This graph should be the reverse version of the former one, but we can see some differences. Although there is a large introduction of electronic commerce in Germany and France, for instance, we can see that the development of these businesses in Spain is lower than the expected one. It should be nearer the Irish one than the Portuguese one.

The growth of this indicator is following a linear behavior. We can expect that the electronic commerce maintains an increasing behavior in the future.

The Spanish economy has a large potential of growth from IT because of the low introduction of the electronic commerce and the sufficient access to this kind of technologies.

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Saconsulting’s Research August 2010: Comparative Analysis of the Regional Productive Models in Spain

saconsulting has prepared a comparative analysis of the Spanish administrative regions with benchmarking tools from ONTONIX[i].

In order to study overall complexity in the Spanish productive system saconsulting has used ONTONIX’s tools with public data obtained from the Spanish Statistics National Institute (INE). With these tools this company has been able to calculate the complexity of the GDP in every administrative region of Spain. This analysis offers large information among the different variables and their interactions.

The complexity of an economic system is related to management barriers. The more complex the more difficult to manage. Governments should take care in reducing the economy complexity instead of developing policies that increase it.

 

Graph 1 Contribution to the overall complexity (data source: INE)

The former graphic shows us the region that is more contributing to the complexity of the productive model. We can see the three more contributing ones, and the three less contributing ones. This graph shows us that there is not noticeable contribution to the complexity of one of them, and give us information about the economies where to make predictions about its evolution is more difficult.

Another interesting analysis that has been made is the comparison of regional productive models, relating a region to all others and obtaining a compatibility index. The results for Catalonia are shown in the next graph:

Graph 2 Similarity analysis of the productive model of Catalonia with the rest of Spanish regions

This graph gives us information about the similarity between the sectorial structure of the Catalonian GDP and every Spanish region. As we can see the productive model of Catalonia is very similar to the Andalusian one.

 

Graph 3 Comparison of every Spanish region with the productive model of Madrid

In this case, we can see that there is not an administrative region with a similar productive model to Madrid.

These results can help us to make a reflection about public administration management in different regions. They can help us to think about the specific public investment needs in certain regions with objective data.

The analysis can give us the source of the difference between regions. We can identify the component of the productive model that is contributing strongly to the difference.

 

Graph 4 Contribution of the components of the productive model to the difference between Andalusia and Catalonia

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Saconsulting’s Research September 2010: Spanish High Tech Sector Complexity Analysis

Complexity is a property of every dynamic system, process, business or economy. If complexity is high, the system is more difficult to control, and then, the system is more vulnerable. With Ontonix TM tools, we can measure complexity, find the most contributing factors and establish where we have to focus our efforts on, in order to preserve the manageability of the economy.

saconsulting has prepared a brief report about the complexity of the employment in High Tech Spanish Companies with data from the Spanish Statistics Institute (Spanish Government), and OntoSpace TM. The following results have been obtained:

Graph 1 Model of the employment in high tech companies (Data Source INE)

Graph 1 shows the relationships between the control variables at the diagonal. Every external point represents a link between two of them. It is a visual representation of the model of the analyzed sector.

The most related variable of the model is the number of employs in High Tech Service Companies. This result shows us the importance of the people working in High Tech Service Companies because there are links between this variable and the added value of the manufacturing companies.

Graph 2 Contribution to the complexity of every subsector

This other graph shows us the contribution to the complexity of the different subsectors. As we can see high tech manufacturing companies have not a high contribution to the complexity.

 

Graph 3 Contribution to complexity of every variable

It is easy to understand that, in this crisis, a complexity analysis will show us a trouble with employment in Spain, but this analysis (Graph 3) show us a new aspect. Although High Tech Manufacturing and Services Companies have not a problem with their Added Value, Mid Tech Manufacturing Companies Added Value has a high contribution to the complexity of the sector.

If we want to improve the manageability of the economy of this sector with these variables and to make it less vulnerable, we ought to simplify the employment in the services subsector and the added value in the middle technology manufacturing subsector. For instance, we can make more flexible the job market in the high tech service subsector and we can join salaries with productivity in the mid tech manufacturing subsector, although a deeper analysis in order to consider this actions could be interesting.

 

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