[LINK] ABS - Business Use of IT. Internet income up 20%
sylvano at gnomon.com.au
Fri Jun 26 10:59:10 EST 2009
Summary below, with excel data at ABS site.
Business more innovative, internet income up 20%: ABS
Nearly half of all Australian businesses (45%) undertook some form of
innovative activity - including the development or introduction of new or
significantly improved goods, services, processes or methods - last
financial year, according to a report released today by the Australian
Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
Innovative activity increased 22% on the previous year.
Approximately six businesses in ten (59%) within the wholesale trade
industry reported being innovation-active, the highest of any industry.
The survey also found that large businesses were almost twice as likely to
be innovative than small businesses (71% compared to 37%).
Use of IT
Although the proportion of businesses receiving orders over the internet
was relatively unchanged at 24%, the income received from internet orders
rose by 20% to $81 billion.
Over one-third (36%) of businesses have a web presence. Large businesses
(96%) were more than three times as likely to have a web presence than
small businesses (27%).
Broadband reinforced its dominance, with 94% of businesses with internet
access having a broadband connection. There was minimal variation at the
industry level, ranging from 88% to 99%.
Further information is available in Summary of IT Use and Innovation in
Australian Business (cat. no. 8166.0)
Internet income is defined as income resulting from goods and services
ordered over the Internet where the commitment to purchase is via the
Internet or web.
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