Connected Research for Sunday Business Post March 2014

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A survey of IT decision makers for the Sunday Business Post's Connected magazine. Topics include software upgrades, big data, mobilizing the workforce, security and cyber currencies.

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Connected Research for Sunday Business Post March 2014

  1. 1. Digital Momentum an Amárach presentation March 2014 Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  2. 2. we surveyed 150 IT decision makers in February 2014, representing a cross-section of firms in Ireland Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  3. 3. Digital Momentum Systems Upgrade Mobilizing Growth Security vs Crypto Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  4. 4. Systems Upgrade Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  5. 5. Operating System 62% 19% 7% Windows 7 Windows XP 3% Windows 8 Windows 2000 Q. What operating system are your employees currently using in your business? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  6. 6. 2014 Challenges 58% 52% 52% 39% Upgrading software Introducing new software Smaller budget Update site/app 29% 29% New site/app Fewer IT staff Q. What do you identity as the top 3 IT challenges your company faces in 2014? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  7. 7. Data Management 1 62% currently analyse the data they collect 45% use dropbox 32% use Google drive 53% say they have the analytic abilities Q. Does your organisation currently analyse the data it collects? Q. Does your organisation currently have the capabilities (resources) to use data analytics to full effectiveness in the business? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  8. 8. Data Management 2 61% 46% 46% 22% Employee skills Budget Software tools Collect wrong data Q. In your opinion what are the main inhibitors in relation to being able to use data analytics within your organisation? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  9. 9. Mobilizing Growth Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  10. 10. Mobile Working 1 44% have staff working remotely every day 86% say staff have the IT devices to do so 37% have employees provided with 4G Q Have employees within your organisation been provided with 4G devices? A 4G device is one which can connect to 4 th Generation mobile internet currently offered by Vodafone, Eircom and 3 on certain smartphone devices, e.g. iPhone 5/5S/5C, Samsung Galaxy S3/S4, HTC One. Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  11. 11. Mobile Working 2 Organisational Size All Everyday 2/3 times a week Once a week 2/3 times a month Once a month Less often Small Medium Large 44 28 11 4 5 4 42 33 11 4 4 41 35 11 3 5 3 49 17 11 9 6 4 Q How often do employees work remotely? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  12. 12. Security vs Crypto Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  13. 13. Security Issues 1 8% have suffered a cyber attach 77% have a cyber-attack protocol in place 77% say employees trained in procedures Q. Has your company suffered a cyber hack or been subject to a significant loss of data in the last year? Q. Does your company have a protocol in place in the event of a cyber hack or data loss? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  14. 14. Security Issues 2 Organisational Size All Small Medium Large Yes 30 32 37 20 No 62 56 54 74 Don’t Know 8 12 9 6 Q. Has the recent LoyaltyBuild data breach caused your organisation to reassess its own security? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  15. 15. Crypto Currency 1 69% have heard of bitcoin 3% currently accepting crypto coins 70% haven’t considered it Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  16. 16. Crypto Currency 2 Organisational Size All Small Medium Large Open 32 33 33 29 Not Open 62 61 64 59 Don’t Know 6 6 2 12 Q. How open would your company be to accepting crypto currencies for goods/services in the future? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  17. 17. Crypto Currency 3 36% 35% 32% 25% 25% 18% 17% 10% Security Regulations Customer interest Cost of set Lack of up knowledge Price volatility Lack of value No future Q. What do you believe to be the main barriers for accepting crypto currencies? Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  18. 18. Digital Momentum Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  19. 19. Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  20. 20. Appendix Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  21. 21. Sample Profile 1 Fieldwork: February 2014 Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  22. 22. Sample Profile 2 Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014
  23. 23. e. gerard.oneill@amarach.com t. 01 410 5200 w. www.amarach.com b. www.amarach.com/blog t. twitter.com/AmarachResearch s. slideshare.net/amarach Digital Momentum © Amárach Research 2014

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