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April 2011

18.04.2011 – ZEW/Creditreform (msu/ggr)

Service Providers of the Information Society - Firms Employ E-commerce to a Greater Extent in Procurement than in Sales and Marketing

Among the service providers of the information society it has become increasingly common to make use of e-commerce in the procurement of inputs rather than in sales and marketing of ones own products and services. Roughly 64 per cent of all firms in this sector confirm having ordered products and services over the internet in 2010. However, only 29 per cent of all firms sold their products or services over the internet in 2010. This is the result of the March 2011 survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim in cooperation with Creditreform Neuss. (See details on the survey at the end of the press release.) read more

January 2011

17.01.2011 – ZEW/Creditreform (msu/ggr)

Service Providers of the Information Society - Twenty Percent of Firms Expect Continuing Skilled Worker Shortage in 2011

The economy has just recovered from the economic crisis, and already the public debate about skilled worker shortage is continuing. Many firms claim they are not able to fill vacancies with sufficiently qualified professionals. In the economic sector service providers of the information society, around 24 percent of companies report that they were not able to fill vacancies in the fourth quarter of 2010 due to the lack of skilled professionals. For the year 2011 the service providers of the information society expect the skilled worker shortage to continue though on a slightly lower level. This is the finding of a survey among the service providers of the information society, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim in cooperation with Creditreform, Neuss in December 2010 (see details at end of press release). read more

11.01.2011 – ZEW (ibe/ggr)

Cloud Computing Profits from High Flexibility and Efficiency

Thirty five percent of innovative German companies already use cloud computing. However, several companies consider its impact on the protection of sensitive business data and the dependence on external providers to be problematic. These are the findings of a representative survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) among 1,000 innovative companies and the analysis of a special question, which was part of the quarterly survey conducted by ZEW and Creditreform among the service providers of the information society (see details at end of press release). read more


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