Some 84% of the IoD members questioned cited technology as driving their business forwards, with 74% stating productivity as the main reason for this investment.
Almost two-thirds use wireless technology and 25% have a wireless LAN (local area network).
‘Once they [SMEs] can see the bottom line business advantage, they are fleet of foot in grasping the opportunities offered by information communication technology – such as mobile working,’ according to Jim Norton, senior policy advisor to the IoD.
Almost two-thirds of respondents said that data security was a significant worry, and over half are concerned about their disaster recovery plans.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars