97% of enterprises use computers and internet

The amount of enterprises using computers and internet for business purposes in 2016 stood at 97.1% and 96.5% respectively, according to a NSO survey

24 January 2017, 12:52pm
High levels of computer use was present throughout all enterprise size classes and economic activities
High levels of computer use was present throughout all enterprise size classes and economic activities
The National Statistics Office survey on ICT usage and e-commerce among enterprises conducted in 2016 found that the vast majority of enterprises  used computers (97.1%) and internet (96.5%).

The results of the survey showed that high levels of computer use was present throughout all enterprise size classes and economic activities. The total number of employees using internet for business purposes amounted to 40,365, marking a 10.7% increase over the previous year.

According to the survey, enterprises are opting for higher maximum contracted download speeds when choosing their internet service. In comparison to 2015, use of download speeds over 30Mb/s grew by 6.7 percentage points, while the use of internet speeds of less than 30Mb/s decreased by 6.5 percentage points.

Furthermore, 80.4% of enterprises in 2016 had mobile access to the internet, with a total of 15,865 employees being able to connect remotely to the internet using a connection provided by their employer. This is an increase of 20.7% over 2015.

The survey also found that 86.2% of enterprises using the internet had their own website, while 72.9% of enterprises using the internet also made use of social networks. An increase of 3.2 percentage points was also registered in enterprises making sales through e-commerce.

In 2016, 29.5% of enterprises made use of cloud computing services, an increase of 4.1 percentage points over the previous year. This survey also showed an increase of 52 enterprises employing ICT specialists and an increase of 16 enterprises providing ICT-related training to their employees.

The survey covered enterprises employing a minimum of 10 persons.