1. 27.07.2017 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Industry report | Sectoral business cycle
    Der ZEW Stimmungsindikator für die Informationswirtschaft in Deutschland steht im zweiten Quartal 2017 bei 67,7 Punkten.

    Economic sentiment among companies in the German information economy sector has been largely positive in the second quarter of 2017. The ZEW sentiment indicator is currently at a high level of 67.7 points, signalling that the majority of companies have a positive view of the economic climate in this sector of the economy. This represents an increase of 0.9 points compared to the previous quarter. This is the finding of a survey conducted among firms in the German information economy by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in June 2017.

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  2. 03.05.2017 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey
    Der ZEW-Stimmungsindikator für die Informationswirtschaft in Deutschland steht im ersten Quartal 2017 bei 66,8 Punkten.

    In the first quarter of 2017 the majority of firms in the information economy are in an optimistic economic mood. This is according to the ZEW sentiment indicator, which currently stands at 66.8 points. This assessment of the economic situation is just as positive as in the fourth quarter of 2016. Economic sentiment is currently at the highest it has been among knowledge-intensive service providers for many years. This is the result of a survey among firms in the German information economy, conducted by the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in March 2017.

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  3. 15.02.2017 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Social media offer a cheap medium through which companies can communicate and interact with various stakeholders.

    There is a wide variety of possible ways for companies to use social media to bring them greater market success. However, many of these companies are still not exploiting the potential of social media to the fullest, for example, when it comes to improving their products and services. The fact that these opportunities are going to waste is alarming considering that one in every two companies in the information economy active on social media already expects the role that social media plays in a business' success to continue to increase in importance over the next two years. By contrast, only around a quarter of these companies view social media as currently playing a very important role in a company's success. These are the findings of a recent survey carried out among companies in the German information economy by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim.

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  4. 31.01.2017 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey
    Der ZEW Stimmungsindikator für die Informationswirtschaft in Deutschland steht im vierten Quartal 2016 bei 67,1 Punkten.

    Companies in the information economy are kicking off 2017 in a positive economic mood, as indicated by the ZEW sentiment indicator for this sector, which reached 67.1 points in the fourth quarter of 2017. Though the indicator fell below that of the previous quarter by 1.8 points, the consistently high value signals a positive climate among the majority of firms within the information economy. This is the result of a survey among companies in the German information economy, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, in December 2016.

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  5. 25.10.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    ZEW ICT Survey | ZEW survey
    The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator in the German Information Economy reaches a level of 68.9 points in the third quarter of 2016.

    In the third quarter of 2016, the economic sentiment among companies in the German information economy remains positive. The corresponding ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator, which had already closed at a high level in the previous quarter, continued its growth by climbing an extra 3.4 points, reaching a total of 68.9 points. This suggests that a vast majority of the companies evaluates the economic situation of the information economy positively. This is the result of a survey among companies in the German information economy, conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in September 2016.

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  6. 26.07.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Sentiment Indicator for Information Economy

    Economic sentiment among companies in the German information economy sector is optimistic in the second quarter of 2016. While the companies' business expectations remain equally optimistic as they were in the previous quarter, the current business situation even records a significant improvement. The ZEW Sentiment Indicator has increased once again by 3.2 points, thereby reaching an impressive value of 65.5 points. This suggests that the majority of companies evaluates the business situation positively. The media sector, however, forms the exception. This is the result of a survey among companies in the German information economy conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in June 2016.

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  7. 28.04.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Germany | Business survey
    Sentiment Indicator for Information Economy

    In the first quarter of 2016, the economic sentiment among companies in the information economy is positive, as shown by the ZEW Sentiment Indicator for Information Economy. Although slightly decreasing, its current level of 62.3 points is still a very positive value, far above the critical 50 per cent mark. The majority of companies still hold positive assessments of both their current business situation and the economic outlook for the second quarter of 2016. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in March 2016 within the information economy (further information regarding the Sentiment Indicator and the survey at the bottom of the press release).

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  8. 01.02.2016 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Germany | Business survey
    Stimmungsindikator Informationswirtschaft

    The economic sentiment among businesses in the German information economy is favourable at the moment, as suggested by the ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy. The indicator stands at a level of 63.5 points and thus remains above the crucial 50-point mark. Despite a slight decline by about one point, the majority of companies positively asses both their current business situation and the economic outlook for the first quarter of 2016. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in December 2015 within the information economy.

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  9. 02.11.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    ZEW ICT Survey
    Empty offices in businesses are currently still dreams of the future. However, mobile devices which can connect to the Internet are being increasingly used in conjunction with conventional computers.

    The political and media hype surrounding "Industry 4.0" continues. Yet when it comes to merging classical production methods with information and communication technologies (ICT), this continues to be a challenge for the German economy. In total, only 18 per cent of companies in Germany are familiar with the term Industry 4.0. Moreover, a mere four per cent of German businesses have already implemented digitalised and networked production processes or have plans to begin doing so in the near future. These are the findings of the latest ICT survey, undertaken by the Mannheim Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW). The representative survey, which focuses on the distribution and use of ICT, was conducted among approximately 4,500 businesses in Germany.

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  10. 20.10.2015 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Business survey | Germany
    Stimmungsindikator Informationswirtschaft.

    The third quarter of 2015 is characterised by a good economic climate among companies in the German information economy. The majority of companies positively assess both their current business situation and the economic outlook for the fourth quarter of 2015, as suggested by the ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator. The indicator has climbed by 0.7 points quarter-on-quarter to a reading of 64.4 points. This is the result of a survey conducted by the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in September 2015 within the information economy.

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