articles | 03 December 2015

60% of Cyprus enterprises use social media

Almost 60% of enterprises in Cyprus use social media, according to figures released recently by the Statistical Service of the Republic.

The data are included in the annual survey titled ‘Information and Communication Technologies Usage and E-Commerce in Enterprises 2015’.

The survey covered 1.788 enterprises with 10 or more employees in specific categories of economic activity. The data were collected with personal interviews and the survey covered all the government controlled areas of the Republic of Cyprus. Τhe reference period was the year 2015.

According to the main findings, three out of four enterprises (75,4 % of the enterprises with Internet access) have a website.

In 2015 the percentage of the enterprises using social media (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) increased to 59,8% compared to 53,7% in 2014.

The number of the enterprises with mobile broadband connection in 2015 increased to 60,3% of the enterprises with internet access compared to 58,3% in 2014.

Moreover, according to the figures, 26,4% of the enterprises using the Internet have maximum contracted download speed between 10Mbit/s and 30Mbit/s, a percentage that increased compared to 2014 (22,3%). The maximum contracted download speed of the Internet ranges between 2Mbit/s and 10Mbit/s for the majority of the enterprises that use the Internet (65,3%) based on the contracts of the Internet Service Providers.

27,2% of the enterprises using computers in Cyprus employ ICT specialists and 39% of the enterprises using computers have an ICT security policy. In large enterprises the percentage reaches 79,3%.

The data show 13,6% of the enterprises using the Internet buy cloud computing services. The percentage reaches 32,8% in large enterprises, 17,7% in medium enterprises and 12,5% in small enterprises.

As regards e-Commerce, the percentage of enterprises that accepted orders was 11,4% compared to 11,9% in 2014, while the percentage of enterprises that placed orders increased to 23% in 2015 compared to 15,1% in 2014 (percentage on enterprises using computers).

Source: Famagusta Gazette

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