Key Finding 8: Georgia's Most Important Tech Initiatives

Innovation

Security continued to top the 2016 "Most Important Technology Initiatives" list after jumping to #1 in the 2015 Technology Decision Makers Survey. Both Cloud Computing and BI/Big Data initiatives moved up one spot each to complete the top three technology initiatives for 2017.

Market leaders believe that there is room for improvement in the innovation space, giving Georgia a 6.64 average score on a 10 scale when asked to rate innovation within the state's technology sector when compared to other states.

Georgia ranks 28th nationally in patent activity per 100,000 population and 15th overall in terms of number of patents issued in 2015.

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