Information goes hand –in hand with development. The most developed countries are the most informed countries (USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore), these countries have readily available data on almost all aspects of their society’s, behaviour, attitude, consumption, economy, internet usage etc.
The global growth of the internet and social media networks (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare ect.) has transitioned us into an era of big data. The United States (US) have collected so much online data on its citizens, that they are having problems making sense of it – now that’s a good problem to have!
While in developing countries, its extremely difficult to source information in most areas – with the exception of Economic & Government statistics. This is a problem, we at Balcostics are working to solve. It is also aligned with our mission, “to empower leaders with data & information for better decision making”.
We continue to receive requests for data relating to SMEs in Jamaica and several individuals and organizations have expressed their gratitude for our free SMEs Survey Report. We have plans for similar reports in other emerging areas with high data deficiencies.
Have you ever had problems sourcing information in Jamaica? Which area (s) would you like some information on, but having problems finding same? Do share with us your comments.
Luwayne Thomas (Co-Founder @Balcostics)
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