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Digital maturity Wales

13 September 2018

Digital maturity

Businesses across Wales will have their use of digital technology benchmarked against others thanks to a project led by researchers at Cardiff University.

The Digital Maturity Survey for Wales 2018, the nation’s third annual survey, measures the impact of broadband on business performance in Wales’ small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The survey measures the extent to which SMEs in Wales are using technologies like cloud computing, e-commerce tools and video conferencing in their businesses.

By completing the survey, SMEs will help the team from Cardiff Business School build a picture of the emerging digital economy in Wales.

In return, SMEs will receive a free digital maturity score and information on how they compare to others in Wales.

Dr Dylan Henderson, Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff Business School, said: “Wales, like most other nations, is undergoing a period of rapid transformation, with digital technologies playing a central role in both business and society.

“Evidence from previous Digital Maturity Surveys tells us that 50% of SMEs have used superfast broadband to increase profit, and a similar number, around 48%, increase sales.

The data generated will also help Welsh Government and its partners support SME and digital economy growth in Wales.

The study is being carried out by the Welsh Economy Research Unit at Cardiff Business School, and is jointly funded by Cardiff University, Welsh Government and the European Regional Development Fund.

Complete the survey now.

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