[LINK] ABS - Business Use of IT. Internet income up 20%
Marghanita da Cruz
marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Jun 26 11:17:52 EST 2009
Perhaps the ABS needs new metrics...
> 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)
> Media Note:
> 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.
Marghanita da Cruz
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