The South West Technology for Success Survey 2019

The survey should take no longer than 10 minutes to complete and all participants will be entered into a draw to win an ALEXA mini. Input from the survey will form the basis of the South West’s first ‘Technology for Success report’. 
 

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* 1. To what extent does technology form part of your overall business strategy?

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* 2. How important do you think it is to have a long-term strategy for improving your IT systems and use of technology?

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* 3. How well prepared is your long-term strategy for implementing improvements to your IT systems and use of technology?

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* 4. To what extent do you believe that you make the best choices when it comes to buying technology to support your business?

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* 5. Rate the following technologies in terms of importance to your business now

  Very low Low Neutral High Very high
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
Augmented / Virtual Reality
Blockchain
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Cloud Computing
Cyber Security
Internal IT Systems
Internet of Things
Remote Working / Anytime Access to Systems and Data
Robotics
Software / Apps for your Employees
Trading Electronically with Customers and Suppliers
Voice-Controlled Technology

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* 6. Rate the following technologies in terms of expected importance to your business in five years time

  Very low Low Neutral High Very high
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
Augmented / Virtual Reality
Blockchain
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Cloud Computing
Cyber Security
Internal IT Systems
Internet of Things
Remote Working / Anytime Access to Systems and Data
Robotics
Software / Apps for your Employees
Trading Electronically with Customers and Suppliers
Voice-Controlled Tech

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* 7. To what extent do you agree that these areas are current barriers to adopting best practice technology solutions?

  Completely disagree Somewhat disagree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat agree Completely agree
Clarity around return on investment/business case
Cost
Knowledge - being able to make informed decisions to achieve best technology solutions
Lack of existing skills within the business
Lack of internal culture for uptake of new technology
Resistance to change - employees
Resistance to change - senior management
Technical Expertise - ability to implement best technology solutions
Time

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* 8. How important is it for your IT system to support your current business needs?

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* 9. How well does your IT system support your current business needs?

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* 10. Have you experienced operational downtime due to cyber attacks, hardware or software failures in the last 12 months?

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* 11. How confident are you that you could recover your data after a cyber attack?

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* 12. How good are your employees at making full use of your IT system and software for maximum business benefit?

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* 13. How do you feel technology can help grow your business over the next five years? (comment below)

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* 14. Which areas of the business specifically do you feel technology could have the biggest positive impact? (comment below)

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* 15. Introducing the Tech for Success Barometer! Where do you and your business sit on the scale?

  No clue! Tech newbie Tech-able Tech savvy Tech ninja
You
Your business

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* 16. I would like to receive a copy of the Technology for Success report and my company score in relation to an anonymised average benchmark

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* 17. I would like to receive information about the Technology for Success Business Group launching in November 2019

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* 18. I would like to receive monthly update emails with news and top tech tips from Technology for Success

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* 19. Please provide your work email address if you have ticked 'yes' to any of the questions above

About you (anonymised data will inform our report)

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* 24. Year Founded (please state)

Thank you for taking part in the Technology of Success Survey. All participants will be entered into a draw to win a mini Alexa device.

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