Irish SMEs' low online presence 'alarming'

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25th November, 2016
Lost online business may be irretrievable. Pic: Pixabay

A report by the company that manages the .ie internet domain name has found that less than a third of Irish small and medium businesses (SMEs) are ready for e-commerce.

IEDR chief executive David Curtin described the figures as alarming.

“The failure to properly tap into the growing €9 billion online market may have long-term consequences for Ireland’s economy, particularly for rural communities given their significant dependence on SMEs,” he said.

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