Survey will map IT barriers to business
West Midlands companies are being urged to support a survey which will map IT and digital barriers to business in the region.
The Business IT Survey 2015 is aiming to discover what companies and organisations value about their IT and what they hope it could do to improve their bottom line.
The research is being carried out by Bespoke Computing, which works with a variety of firms, both in size and sector, across the region and beyond.
The company also delivers IT infrastructure projects for investors and landlords, including support of a £20,000 investment project in Albrighton, which saw superfast broadband installed at Kingswood Business Park.
Managing director Chris Pallett said: “At the heart of everything we do is a passion to make sure ‘information technology’ works for businesses.
“We’re looking at what company owners and managers value about IT and what they hope it could do to improve their bottom line, their efficiency or maybe even their environmental credentials. All this is possible with good technology, properly implemented.”
Tablet prize incentive
The company is also offering an incentive for filling out the brief survey, which takes around three minutes online. A Windows 8.1 tablet is on offer for one of the survey participants, chosen at random, following the completion of the research.
Mr Pallett added: “The survey is straightforward and will only take a minute or two to complete. The more responses we get, the better a picture we can build of what business people are thinking about their technology right now and into the future. It will also help identify where barriers to business growth are, and that’s important for all of us.
“As well as helping us to build a picture of what the business community is thinking around IT right now, it might provide some food for thought for in-house business tech needs too.”
The survey, found at http://fllw.biz/itsurvey, comes ahead of a pending crisis for companies running Windows Server 2003, which will cease being supported by Microsoft in July. At least 12 million servers worldwide are believed to be running the software, and hundreds or thousands of them could be in the Shropshire and wider Midlands region.