Global Tech Industry? How About A National One? - InformationWeek
IoT
IoT
Mobile // Mobile Applications
Commentary
11/12/2006
09:13 PM
Chris Murphy
Chris Murphy
Commentary
Connect Directly
Google+
LinkedIn
Twitter
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%
RELATED EVENTS
Building Security for the IoT
Nov 09, 2017
In this webcast, experts discuss the most effective approaches to securing Internet-enabled system ...Read More>>

Global Tech Industry? How About A National One?

Rolling Stone has a piece on a bar night with under-30 tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. You'll cringe at the seen-this-before clichés (Firefox co-creator Blake Ross, who's among those profiled, didn't like what he read). But what's fascinating aren't the individuals,

Rolling Stone has a piece on a bar night with under-30 tech entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley. You'll cringe at the seen-this-before clichés (Firefox co-creator Blake Ross, who's among those profiled, didn't like what he read). But what's fascinating aren't the individuals, it's how generation after generation of tech startups keep emerging from Silicon Valley--and how few come from elsewhere in the country. Globalization of the tech industry is real. For the United States, "nationalization" isn't.I know, people will cite all these great smart tech startups in the Silicon Prairie, Bayou, or Meadow that's growing in their region. Of course, you've got a Seattle cluster, and some buzz in Southern California. There are incredibly innovative users of technology everywhere in the country. And the people come from everywhere--the ranks of U.S. tech startups are loaded with Midwestern university grads.

But it's surprising how much Silicon Valley continues to lead the tech agenda and that there isn't more game-changing tech innovation arising from outside Silicon Valley. Online collaboration has India intimately involved with many a Web 2.0 startup. Indiana-- less so.

Maybe the kind of bar nights Rolling Stone profiled, while making for stone-cold boring copy, really do make for brilliant innovation.

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
How Enterprises Are Attacking the IT Security Enterprise
To learn more about what organizations are doing to tackle attacks and threats we surveyed a group of 300 IT and infosec professionals to find out what their biggest IT security challenges are and what they're doing to defend against today's threats. Download the report to see what they're saying.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
2017 State of IT Report
In today's technology-driven world, "innovation" has become a basic expectation. IT leaders are tasked with making technical magic, improving customer experience, and boosting the bottom line -- yet often without any increase to the IT budget. How are organizations striking the balance between new initiatives and cost control? Download our report to learn about the biggest challenges and how savvy IT executives are overcoming them.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.
Flash Poll