This week has been a busy one for digital SMEs; we have seen lots of research into the UK digital landscape, revealing what it means for UK businesses and growth. Here a summary of the latest news from the industry:
- Research from PWC has revealed how the digital economy has transformed the UK workforce. The research revealed that there are now 1.8million people in the UK with jobs that did not exist back in the 1990s with 1,500 new jobs titles created since then. However, research from the government’s Digital High Street report has highlighted that small businesses are not equipped with the high level of digital skills that they need in order to drive the bridge in the UKs digital skills gap.
- Fujitsu also released research this week into the UK’s digital landscape, looking at the value that employees place on digital. The study found that 73% of employees see digital as vital to the future success of their business; however 55% feel that they are not provided with enough access to digital services in order to do their job sufficiently. The study shows a digitally-positive UK workforce, with 67% agreeing that their organisations should do more and invest in digital services.
- And last but by no means least, the Centre for Entrepreneurs, DueDil and the Start Up Loans Company released its list of the UKs fastest growing small businesses founded by female entrepreneurs, and reported how the UK is “without doubt” one of the leading countries for business women. The Start Up Loans company also said that a third of all their lending has gone to female entrepreneurs, and that they intend to make 2015 even more of a success in supporting women who want to make a start in business.
Get in touch and share your thoughts on this week’s news. How tech savvy do you feel your organisation is? Are you equipped with the digital skills you need in order to excel at your job? Are you an aspiring female entrepreneur? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting at .@Fujitsu_UK
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