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Emerging Market Analysis: IT Innovation, Worried Money Counters, China, 2022

Published: 27 February 2013

ID: G00238795

Analyst(s): Owen Chen


The worried money counter scenario is one of four that show how indigenous innovation in China will affect Chinese enterprises during the next 10 years. Because enterprises are risk-averse and view IT as a cost center, technical and service providers must understand the impact and hedge their bets.

Table Of Contents


  • Introduction
  • Worried Money Counter Scenario
    • Looking Back
    • Five Years Later
  • Factors and Forces Shaping This Scenario
    • The Business Landscape
    • The IT Landscape
  • Background and Context
    • Holistic Mindset Toward IT Value Axis
    • Company Culture in Relation to the Risk Axis
  • The Impact to Technology and Service Providers
    • Hardware Vendors
    • Software and Service Vendors
    • Emerging Technology Vendors
  • Conclusion

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