1. 21.08.2019 · ZEW (der/joh/fkr)
    Information Economy
    Information Services | Industry report

    Economic sentiment among companies in the information economy has been largely positive in the second quarter of 2019. The ZEW sentiment indicator for the information economy is currently at 63.6 points, signalling that the majority of companies continue to have a positive view of the current economic climate. The sub-indicator of business expectations, however, shows a bleaker outlook for the third quarter of 2019. The sentiment indicator is the result of a survey conducted among firms in the German information economy by the Mannheim-based ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in June 2019 (further information on the survey can be found at the bottom of this press release).

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  2. 07.05.2019 · ZEW (der/sel)
    Information Economy

    After having already made a rather cautious start to 2019, companies in the German information economy have found that the economic situation has since cooled further in the first quarter of the year. This assessment is based on the latest reading of the ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy, which saw a decline from 66.4 points in the last quarter of 2018 to a reading of 64.0 points in the first quarter of 2019. The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator is the result of a survey among companies in the German information economy, conducted by ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in March 2019.

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  3. 31.01.2019 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Industry report
    The information economy indicator fell by 4.8 points compared with the previous quarter

    Firms in Germany’s information economy kicked off 2019 in a slightly negative mood. The ZEW sentiment indicator illustrates this for the sector. Compared to the previous quarter, the indicator decreased by 4.8 points, setting the mark to a reading of 66.4 points in the fourth quarter of 2018. However, a cause for greater concern is missing as the indicator shows that the majority of companies in the information economy continue to assess the economic situation positively. The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator is the result of a survey among companies in the German information economy, conducted by the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, in December 2018.

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  4. 15.11.2018 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    ICT | Hiring | Manpower planning | Information Services | Industry report
    In order to attract new employees, companies in the German information economy are increasingly opting for digital solutions.

    In order to attract new employees, companies in the German information economy are increasingly opting for e-recruitment solutions. While in 2016 almost 72 per cent of companies in the information economy (ICT sector, media service providers and knowledge-intensive service providers) used online options such as job portals, company websites and social media platforms to recruit staff, this figure increased to over 77 per cent in 2018. This is the result of a representative survey among companies in the German information economy, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in September 2018.

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  5. 31.10.2018 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    ZEW ICT Survey | ICT | ZEW survey | Business survey | Sectoral business cycle | Industry report

    The economic sentiment for the third quarter as well as the expectations for the fourth quarter of 2018 among businesses in the German information economy continues to be positive, as suggested by the ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator, which rose by 4.6 points to a current reading of 71.2 points (Q2 2018: 66.6 points). This means that a vast majority of the companies in the information economy evaluates the economic situation positively. The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator is the result of a survey among companies in the German information economy, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in September 2018.

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  6. 20.08.2018 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    ZEW ICT Survey | ZEW survey | Business survey | Sectoral business cycle | Industry report

    In mid-2018, the economic sentiment among companies in the information economy are widely positive, as are expectations for the third quarter of 2018. This assessment is based on the latest reading from the ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy, which reached a level of 66.6 points in the second quarter of 2018. Compared to the previous quarter, the sentiment indicator has risen by 1.5 points. The sentiment indicator is the result of a survey conducted among firms in the German information economy by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in June/July 2018.

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  7. 04.06.2018 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Sectoral business cycle | Industry report

    After kicking off the year 2018 in an extremely positive mood, companies in the German information economy have found that the economic situation has since cooled somewhat. However, most firms remain optimistic over the future economic development of the sector. This assessment is based on the latest reading from the ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy, which reached a level of 65.1 points in the first quarter of 2018. In the previous quarter, the indicator was at a level of 70.5 points. The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator is the result of a survey among companies in the German information economy, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in April 2018.

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  8. 15.02.2018 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Sectoral business cycle | Industry report
    ZEW sentiment indicator for the information economy at a long-term high in the fourth quarter of 2017

    Firms in Germany’s information economy kicked off 2018 in an extremely positive mood. This positive economic climate is clear from the most recent reading of the ZEW sentiment indicator, which reached a remarkable 70.5 points in the fourth quarter of 2017. This represents an increase in the sentiment indicator of 2.2 points compared to the previous quarter, signalling that a significant majority of companies are satisfied with the current economic situation. This is the finding of a survey conducted among companies in the German information economy by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in December 2017.

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  9. 13.02.2018 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Short-term forecast | Industry report
    German information industry is underprepared for DSGVO according to ZEW survey

    Merely half of the companies in the German information economy (consisting of the ICT sector as well as media and knowledge-intensive service providers) have so far dealt with the need to adapt to the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will become binding for all businesses and government bodies operating in the EU in May 2018. Due to its high service intensity, the German information economy is likely to be particularly affected by the GDPR, and is thus coming under increasing pressure to adapt to this new EU regulation. This is the result of a representative survey among approximately 700 companies in the German information economy with five or more employees, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in December 2017.

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  10. 26.10.2017 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Sectoral business cycle
    Der ZEW Stimmungsindikator für die Informationswirtschaft in Deutschland steht im dritten Quartal 2017 bei 68,3 Punkten.

    Economic sentiment among companies in the German information economy sector has been largely positive in the third quarter of 2017, as suggested by the ZEW Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy. The indicator takes into account the companies’ current business situation as well as their business expectations. In comparison to the previous quarter, the sentiment indicator has climbed 0.6 points to a current level of 68.3 points. This is the result of a survey conducted among firms in the German information economy by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in September 2017.

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