Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
NZ SMEs say technology has no business impact
Posted on 22-Apr-2015 18:12 by Bill Bennett | Tags Filed under: News


“Nearly one third of New Zealand small and medium-sized enterprises say digital technology has had no impact on their business over the past five years and 27 percent don’t expect it to in the next five years.”

— 2015 Westpac Grow New Zealand survey

From Many NZ SMEs say technology has no impact on their business | Scoop News.

I’d like to know more about the other two thirds. Are they seeing benefits? And three-quarter expecting to see benefits means the glass is well over half-full.

What about cloud computing, does the survey capture this?

The story goes on to quote the Productivity Commission:

“There’s no point just buying a computer, having a website or buying a smartphone, you have to also look at technology and what opportunities are presented by this stuff and completely re-engineer your business,” says Commission chair Murray Sherwin.

Well yes, but that’s as much a failure of the companies selling technology to New Zealand’s SMEs. There is still far too much emphasis on shifting boxes and selling software licences.


Filed under: Work Tagged: productivity



comments powered by Disqus




Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

The President Of The USA: Donald Trump
Created by TimA, last reply by Fred99 on 24-Feb-2017 10:21 (3283 replies)
Pages... 217 218 219


Mikrotik RB 3011 multiple port flapping (Title updated)
Created by RobBB, last reply by RunningMan on 22-Feb-2017 21:54 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Vodafone / SKY merger
Created by wingbat45, last reply by richms on 24-Feb-2017 08:56 (134 replies)
Pages... 7 8 9


"Parents' lawsuit claims FaceTime caused daughter's death"
Created by kingdragonfly, last reply by richms on 23-Feb-2017 11:03 (23 replies)
Pages... 2


Android (FB) Messenger App Bugs/Issues
Created by TimA, last reply by tripp on 21-Feb-2017 19:45 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


SureSignal missed calls
Created by hairy1, last reply by froob on 23-Feb-2017 20:23 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


geekzone ads are out of control
Created by 1101, last reply by DarthKermit on 23-Feb-2017 02:11 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Best way to network my computers
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by 1101 on 24-Feb-2017 09:28 (73 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5