Industry & Business

Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

 Breaking News
  • Call For Sustainable Energy Leaders to Enter SEAI Energy Awards 2019 The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is looking for leaders in energy efficiency and renewable energy to enter this year’s SEAI Energy Awards. Now in their 16th year, the SEAI Energy Awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy. Businesses, public bodies and communities who are using smart energy solutions and practices are encouraged to [...]...
  • Irish Business is First in Europe to Launch Compostable Packaging For Takeaway Food Healthy Thai delivery chain Camile Thai, have launched their new compostable range of packaging across their restaurants, which can go straight into the compost bin without washing. They are the first restaurant chain in Europe to make this move and replace their packaging with a more environmentally friendly, 100% compostable solution. The innovation will reduce [...]...
  • Skillnet Ireland Launches New Network For Small Firms Sector Skillnet Ireland, the national agency responsible for the promotion and facilitation of workforce learning in Ireland, has launched six new networks to address the growing skills needs in the film, television, retail, health and fitness sectors. The six new networks are SFA Skillnet, Screen Skillnet, Leisure, Health & Fitness Skillnet, Fingal Dublin Chamber Skillnet, Dundalk Chamber Skillnet and CSNA Skillnet.  SFA [...]...
  • Circular Economy Leaders, Olleco, Awarded Royal Warrant ABP Food Group’s Renewables Division, Olleco, the UK’s leading supplier of cooking oils and collector of used cooking oils, has become the first dedicated circular economy company to be granted a Royal Warrant by Her Majesty The Queen. The Warrant recognises the company’s work to create a “closed loop” solution for the Royal Household. Olleco supplies [...]...
  • OpenSky to Create 80 Jobs After €2.5 Million Investment in Expansion OpenSky, Ireland’s only GovTech transformation specialist which provides process automated solutions to public sector bodies, has announced that it has invested €2.5 million in its own expansion and will create 80 jobs over the next two years. The company’s employee numbers are set to reach 160 by the end of 2021. New roles will include [...]...

Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders

Technology Plays a Leading Role For Irish Business Leaders
March 21
10:30 2018

Business leaders across Ireland are firm believers in the power of technology and the important role it plays, not only in supporting their own business needs, but in overcoming the wider socioeconomic issues they face. According to research – Technology in a Transforming Ireland – of Irish business leaders commissioned by Fujitsu, nearly 6-in-10 (59 percent) say that advances in technology will enable them to overcome many of the socioeconomic issues they face today, including global economic uncertainty and political turbulence.

Assessing the impact of technology, 73 percent of business leaders surveyed state that technology is driving a positive change in their business across multiple areas.

Top 3 positive changes that technology is bringing to Irish businesses:

  • Improved operational efficiency (51 percent)
  • More productive employees (40 percent)
  • Implementing new technologies is contributing to cost savings (46 percent).

A key insight of this study was the evolving role of technology companies in Irish society. 38 percent of business leaders felt that as a company leader they feel responsible for helping society through the ongoing changes facing the country, with 43 percent acknowledging that they should be doing more to drive innovations in Ireland. Technology will no doubt play a central role in driving our economy and society forward with 49 percent of business leaders stating that technology will enable them to overcome many of the socioeconomic issues they are facing today and that the ability to drive change and innovation in Ireland is crucial to their organisations future (52 percent).

Business leaders are becoming increasingly confident when it comes to their readiness for a digital future, and their ability to embrace it. That said, they have outlined some concerns that will prevent them from totally embracing technological changes including the difficulty in keeping up with latest technologies (33 percent).

Assessing where new technologies are being embraced by Irish businesses, our research revealed the following:

Technologies implemented by Irish businesses:

  1. Cloud (35 percent)
  2. Automation (17 percent)
  3. Virtual Reality (6 percent)
  4. Robotics (7 percent).

“More than half of the businesses we surveyed acknowledge that their ability to innovate and drive change will be crucial to their businesses future,” says Tony O’Malley, CEO, Fujitsu Ireland. “It’s an exciting time for businesses in an era where technology is becoming both more commonplace and attainable every day. The majority of Irish businesses recognise that embracing technology will enable them to address changing business and consumer needs. Fujitsu Ireland is working with customers around the world to create innovative solutions that drive digital success across all sectors – from creating next-generation retail experiences to advancing the quality of medical care. The key is combining our transformation and technology expertise with the knowledge and needs of our customers and partners.”

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements






















National Manufacturing Conference & Exhibition 2018

NIBRT Springboard Success Stories



Upcoming Events

  • No upcoming events
AEC v1.0.4