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Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2017

Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2017

The Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2017

The Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2017 provides a comprehensive analysis of the business level and regional level impacts that result from Welsh SMEs
adopting and using digital technologies. It shows how the use of broadband resources can help SMEs to improve their performance, become more efficient and contribute towards stronger regional productivity. This is important for Wales in order to bridge the regional prosperity gap with the UK.

The Report builds on the findings from the Digital Maturity Survey for Wales 2017 and presents:

•case study evidence outlining business advantages gained from engagement and adoption of the broadband resource;

•business efficiency analysis revealing differences between the least and the most digitally mature businesses in the respondent sample;

•analysis of how many SMEs in Wales have been positively effected in terms of sales and employment growth, alongside the scale of expected increases.

The Digital Maturity Economic Impact Report for Wales 2017 provides a comprehensive analysis of the business level and regional level impacts that result from Welsh SMEs adopting and using digital technologies. It shows how the use of broadband resources can help SMEs to improve their performance, become more efficient and contribute towards stronger regional productivity. This is important for Wales in order to bridge the regional prosperity gap with the UK. Capitalising on the opportunities presented by broadband-enabled digital technologies is vital to strengthening both business performance and regional economic performance in Wales.

Case study evidence outlines advantages to businesses that engage with the superfast resource. Benefits areexemplified in terms of cost reductions, more efficient
use of time, enhancing customer value, and more innovation in both products and processes. The case
studies reveal that adoption and use of broadband improves communication channels of SMEs, enhancing interactions with employees, customers and suppliers at a local, national and international scale.

An analysis of SMEs that responded to the Digital Maturity Survey 2017 revealed large variations in technical efficiency. Based on the results from a sample of 229 businesses, Welsh SMEs on average produced 68% of the maximum output available from their combination of human and capital outputs. Variation in technical efficiency is also evident by industry sector.

Download a pdf of the Digital Maturity Summary Report here.

Download a pdf of the Digital Maturity Survey here.

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