Online investment a major concern

Connected’s survey, conducted in association with Vodafone and Red C, into how Irish retail and professional services firms use IT presented stark findings with regards to investment and online sales. Emmet Ryan spoke with Vodafone’s Jonathan Rutherf

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
1st February, 2015

In our study of retail and professional services firms, we wanted to assess how two sectors crucial to the Irish economy – but not traditionally associated with tech – used IT. Over nearly every area studied, despite the difference in their markets, retailers, law firms and accountants shared the same concerns.

The study found that investment was low across the board, particularly when it came to their online offerings. Only 57 per cent of businesses...

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