Be a Part of the South West's Annual Business IT Survey

The South West Business IT Survey was commissioned as a joint initiative by Stem Group, a leading IT company in the South West, and Plymouth University.  The survey is aimed at assessing the health and trends of the business IT landscape in the South West of the UK year on year.

This is the second year of the survey, it is hoped the survey will build on last year’s success and more conclusions will be drawn when comparing 2011 to 2012’s data to see how IT in business is improving in the region as well as pointing out areas for improvement. 

Surveys like this one are essential in today’s modern world to measure IT and its impact on businesses. With technology moving on quickly, some companies and organisations lag behind the times and do not realise the benefits IT can bring to a business. 

In periods of economic instability, those organisations which survive are likely to be those that identify and implement best practice. By recording how organisations in the South West are using IT, it will help them to identify gaps and issues to develop their infrastructure to better support their overall objectives. Because this is an annual questionnaire we can use longitudinal data to identify those trends which can help competitive advantage” states Dr Nigel Jackson, Associate Professor at Plymouth University Business School, Reader in Persuasion and Communication.

As an incentive, Stem Group is offering the chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher if businesses fill out the questionnaire before the 21st December 2012.

“Last year’s survey gave some real insight into IT in the South West; most organisations are looking into the latest technologies like Cloud and virtualisation to save IT budgets that have been cut. As IT becomes an increasingly integral part of our working lives, it is important to map our region against the rest of the UK.” Stephen Tyrrell, Managing Director at Stem Group comments. 

You can take part in the survey here:

www.stemgroup.co.uk/south-west-business-it-survey-2012

The questionnaire should just take 5 to 10 minutes to complete and by doing so you will be helping to identify the landscape of IT in the South West.  Please feel free to pass this link on to any other businesses within the South West.

You can find the results of the 2011 survey here:

www.stemgroup.co.uk/south-west-business-it-survey-2011