1. 15.02.2021 · ZEW (vro/der/sel)
    Information Economy
    Enterprise | Data security | Risk | ICT | Information Services
    Dr Daniel Erdsiek and Vincent Rost from the research area "Digital Economy" on the corporate risk of cyber attacks.

    The risk of becoming a victim of a cyberattack has increased in the past year, according to many companies. Almost one in four companies in the information economy says that this risk has increased since the beginning of 2020. This is the result of a recent survey conducted by ZEW Mannheim among more than 900 companies in the information economy.

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  2. 16.11.2020 · ZEW (der/sel)
    Information Economy
    Information Services | Digitisation | ZEW ICT Survey | Enterprise | Coronavirus

    Many firms have made progress with regard to the digitalisation of their products and services, their business processes and the way of working over the course of the coronavirus pandemic. Around 40 per cent of companies in the business-related services sector and approximately 25 per cent of businesses in the manufacturing industry stated to have seen a surge in digitalisation. Meanwhile, the turnover of these businesses often remains – sometimes significantly – below pre-crisis levels. These are the results of a representative survey conducted by ZEW Mannheim in September 2020 among approximately 1,400 companies in the information economy and manufacturing industry.

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  3. 06.08.2020 · ZEW (der/sel)
    Research
    Enterprise | Daily routine | Work organization | Information Services | Processing industries | Homeworking
    As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, companies have recognised that more activities are suitable for working in the home office.

    In light of the changes to organisational processes that businesses have had to make due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many firms have realised that there are more tasks that can be carried out from home than previously expected. In the business-related services sector, more than 50 per cent of companies – and in the manufacturing sector, more than 40 per cent – are reporting such digital learning effects. “The widespread recognition among firms that many more tasks can be performed remotely than previously assumed reinforces the impulse the coronavirus crisis is giving to increasing mobile work. Because of these new experiences and insights, many companies are planning to use remote work more regularly after the crisis than they did before,” says Dr. Daniel Erdsiek, a researcher in ZEW’s “Digital Economy” Department. About one in three companies had to invest in new technologies in the short term in order to make remote work arrangements available during the crisis. These are the results of a recent representative survey conducted by ZEW Mannheim in June 2020 among approximately 1,800 companies in the information economy and manufacturing industry.

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  4. 28.07.2020 · ZEW (der/sel)
    Information Economy
    ICT | Information Services | Business Cycle | Employment | Coronavirus
    In the second quarter of 2020 the ZEW Sentiment Indicator for the German ICT sector reaches a historical low.

    The economic sentiment in the information and communication technology sector (ICT) in Germany further deteriorated in the second quarter of 2020: The ZEW sentiment indicator for the German ICT sector decreased by 3.5 points compared to the first quarter of 2020, falling to a historic low of 47.6 points. This marks the first time that the ZEW sentiment indicator has dropped below the critical 50-point mark since the survey began in 2011, indicating a negative development of the business situation. In addition to reporting negative expectations regarding turnover and demand for business products, firms in the ICT sector are also pessimistic about imminent personnel changes.

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  5. 04.05.2020 · ZEW (der/sel)
    Information Economy
    Information Services | Enterprise | Germany | Legislation | European Union | Community Law
    ZEW survey of companies on the DSGVO in Germany shows that the negative aspects predominate.

    Companies in the German information economy are frequently dissatisfied with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May 2018. In half of the companies, the negative aspects of the new regulations on personal data protection predominate after the two-year period, while the positive aspects of the GDPR outweigh the negative ones for just under five per cent of companies. The introduction of the GDPR quite frequently complicated companies’ regular business processes, leading to a high workload regarding the implementation of new requirements. This is the result of a recent representative survey of about 600 companies in the information economy, conducted by ZEW Mannheim in March 2020. 

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  6. 02.04.2020 · ZEW (der/sel)
    Information Economy
    ICT | Information Services | Sectoral development | Sectoral business cycle | Industry Analysis | Digitisation | Economic crisis
    The ZEW Sentiment Indicator for the ICT sector records an economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

    The economic sentiment in the information and communication technology sector (ICT) in Germany fell to a historic low in the first quarter of 2020. The ZEW sentiment indicator for the companies in the ICT sector plunged to a reading of 51.1 points as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, falling by more than 17 points compared to the previous quarter. This is the worst assessment of the economic climate and the sharpest drop recorded since the survey was started in 2011. The ZEW Economic Sentiment Indicator for the Information Economy is the result of a survey conducted by ZEW Mannheim in March 2020.

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  7. 26.02.2020 · ZEW (der/sel)
    Information Economy
    Information Services | Industry report | Innovation | Social Media
    Many companies neglect the innovation potential of social media, a ZEW study shows.

    Today, around one in two companies in the information economy have a social media presence, which they primarily use for advertising and marketing while neglecting the innovation potential of these networks. Companies still make far too little use of this communication channel to obtain constructive customer feedback as a means of improving their products and services. These are the results of a special assessment published in the latest Business Survey in the Information Economy, for which ZEW Mannheim surveyed around 1,000 companies in the German information economy.

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  8. 04.12.2019 · ZEW (sel)
    Information Economy
    Industry report | Information Services | Digitisation | ZEW survey | Processing industries
    ZEW survey shows high level of digitalisation in the German information economy

    The level of digitalisation in German information economy companies is considerably higher than that of companies in the manufacturing sector. Many of the firms in the information economy already perceive their range of offerings, their business processes as well as their innovation activities to be highly digitised. This is the result of a special assessment published in the current Business Survey in the Information Economy, for which ZEW Mannheim surveyed around 1,500 companies in the German information economy and the German manufacturing sector.

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  9. 22.08.2019 · ZEW (joh/sel)
    Information Economy
    Information Services | Industry report | Corporate policy | Digitisation
    According to ZEW industry report, business travel is being replaced by digital conference solutions

    In the current debate on climate protection, an increasing amount of voices are calling for a step change in politics, public administration, and firms away from business travel and toward more phone and video conferences. Firms in the German information economy have already started to implement this change. Around 57 per cent of companies in this sector have replaced business trips with digital conference solutions in the past three years – this decision was, however, driven by economic rather than ecological reasons. This is the result of a special assessment included in the current Sector Report on the Information Economy, for which the ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research in Mannheim surveyed around 1,000 companies in the German information economy.

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  10. 21.08.2019 · ZEW (der/joh/fkr)
    Information Economy
    Industry analysis | Sectoral development | 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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