Micro firms miss the online bus

Actually, our SMEs are not really embracing the digital age and I don’t blame them

18th June, 2017

I think I’ve spotted a gaffe. After Ireland was ranked number one in Europe for SMEs selling online by the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) in March, research released last week has politely, in that research-based way, blown this finding out of the water.

Of course, the finding from the same index that, overall, Ireland ranked eighth out of the 28 EU members states was unquestionably touted by...

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