Technology a 'key factor' for SMEs
The vast majority of SMEs consider technology to be a key factor to growing their business, according to research conducted by Dell in conjunction with the Institute of Directors.
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.