80% Firms Offer Remote Work

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In a study on information and communication technology, more than 80% of companies with ten or more employees gave mobile devices with access to the internet and business email.

The survey examined the likelihood that employees in firms will have remote access, internet connection speeds, e-commerce, and the proportions of specialized ICT staff in enterprises. In 2022, 85.9% of businesses offered portable gadgets that let users connect to the internet while on the go utilizing mobile phone networks.

According to the survey, 81.4% of all businesses allow remote access to their email system, 68.7% allow remote access to their documents, including spreadsheets, presentations, and other files, and 64.8% allow remote access to any business software or apps.

Additionally, 59% of all businesses have used the internet for remote meetings (e.g., Skype, Zoom, MS teams, WebEx).
The poll found a significant growth in demand for high-speed internet connections (100 Mbit/s or more).

Compared to 10.2% in 2018, 6 out of 10 businesses (61.2%) will have internet connections that are faster above 100 Mbit/s in 2022. In Cyprus, the majority of businesses (39.2% of all businesses) had contracted download speeds that were at least 100 Mbit/s but less than 500 Mbit/s.

One in five businesses (22%), websites or “apps (21.2%), 3.3%, and EDI-type communications (3.3%) all received orders for goods and services from customers.

Additionally, 17.8% of all businesses got orders for products and services through their own websites or “apps”. In contrast, 11.9% of orders were placed using e-commerce marketplace websites or “apps” that were utilized by numerous businesses to trade goods.

In contrast to the 12.7% of firms that received orders from other businesses and/or the general government, 19.6% of enterprises received orders via websites or “apps” from private customers.

ICT specialists are employed by one in four businesses (24.5%). In comparison to 20.1% in small businesses, this number is 73.3% in large businesses.

At 13.9% and 25.6%, respectively, the proportion of businesses that offered any training to develop the ICT-related abilities of either ICT professionals or other people employed remains low.

However, in large businesses, the equivalent numbers are 65.7% for other employees and 51.1% for ICT specialists.

In 2021, 10.5% of businesses with 10 or more employees hired or attempted to hire ICT specialists, with 5.7% having trouble filling open positions.

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