UK Technology Research 2018
of participants Director level
of organisations surveyed
38% of organisations are actively using or are due to implement emerging technologies, including AI, Blockchain, Edge, IoT and RPA.
Blockchain was the least popular form of emerging technology. No businesses were actively using the technology and only 5% were planning Blockchain development.
29% of organisations were not confident that their organisation would have the skill set to fully capitalise on these technologies.
80% of companies had not developed a contingency plan which covers the various outcomes of Brexit negotiations.
Over half of the organisations marked reduce d cost as the business objective of deploying innovative technologies.
Cyber-security has moved a long way from Firewalls, anti-virus and anti-spam. Cyber-security events were the biggest external factor currently facing UK business.
In order to obtain the data necessary for the completion of this research, a combination of in-depth interviews and a questionnaire was used, giving both scope and depth to the research. Respondents to the survey were located across the UK, making this a nationwide survey of UK businesses.
The questionnaire, comprised of an online questionnaire, and was completed over a four-week period in July 2018. In addition to the survey, in-depth interviews were conducted in order gain a more detailed understanding of the reasoning behind responses. The interviewees were also from a range of different industries giving an insight into the challenges specific to certain companies and industries.
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