Introduction to Tech Economics by Howard Rubin

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A New Market Index for a Technology Economy: The Technology Leadership Index (TLI). Rubin Worldwide’s ongoing technology leadership stock index demonstrates that firms that place technology at the center of their business strategy show higher growth than traditional industry indices (read more). For a full report of the latest findings 2010, click here.

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Rubin Worlwide has launched a Consumer Technology Price Index tracking how the pricing of consumer technology products and services evolves on a quarterly basis. To provide greater insight into the consumer technology market, we have conducted a research on the products and services which compose the basket of a technology oriented consumer during one year. Seven main products and services categories have been identified as being part of the typical digital consumer basket: smartphones and plans, cloud storage fees, MP3 players, broadband (fixed or mobile), printers and cartridges, computers (hardware and softwares) and TV (flat tv screen, cable tv, dvd players and digital media players).

This index aims at determining the cost of technology from a consumer point of view and enables to identify trends within the market by observing the price fluctuation operated by the main manufacturers and service providers. The study has been conducted in the US market and is intended to be carried out worldwide. For a summary of the Q2 2012 findings, click here.


The Real Business Value of IT Cost Transparency: Overcoming False Transparency. Is False Transparency reducing the value of your IT services portfolio? Find out at this important one-hour webinar with Rubin Worldwide's renowned technology economics researchers. Invitation to join: March 1, 2011 at 11am EST via WebEx Events

Howard Rubin spoke at the Financial Services Technology Expo. Here is the presentation.

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Global Technology Index

The global landscape of technology innovation is undergoing dramatic change. The Global Technology Index (GTI) uses a combination of investment, trade, education, ICT, and green technology metrics to answer the question: Who will drive the future of technology?

World Map of Global Technology Index - Click it for more on the GTI