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Sydney Ranked No 10 In World For Technology Embrace

Sydney has been ranked No 10 city in the world for embracing technology in a study of 50 cities commissioned by computer maker Dell from economic data forecasting and analytics firm IHS.

The survey sought to measure how technology is being used to transform the way countries work, live and build.  In particular the ranking scored high-growth metropolitan areas based on attributes that enable people and organisations to access new tools for future growth.

San Jose and San Francisco in California filled the first two spots, followed by Singapore and London. Apart from Sydney, no other Australian city made the top 50.

IHS said that while the top four cities have been defining the future, they will need to build on their strengths, as other up-and-coming cities are attracting more innovators.

Sydney is named among a cluster of cities that IHS says are quickly becoming the hubs that will define the next future. The others in this cluster are Austin, Boston, Hong Kong, New York, Beijing, Denver, and Washington DC.

The overall top 10 in order are named as: San Jose, San Francisco, Singapore, London, Washington, Boston, Austin, Raleigh (North Carolina), Stockholm and Sydney.

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