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Infrastructure
ICT access and Use by Business sector
Proportion of businesses using computers
A computer includes: a desktop, portable or handheld computer (e.g. a personal digital assistant), minicomputer, mainframe. A computer does not include equipment with some embedded computing abilities: such as mobile phones or TV sets, nor does it include computer-controlled machinery or electronic tills. The proportion of businesses using computers is calculated by dividing the number of in-scope businesses using computers during the 12-month reference period by the total number of in-scope businesses. Sub-indicators may be constructed using the classificatory variables, industry and size (for details, see ‘Methodological notes’ below). An example of a sub-indicator is the proportion of manufacturers using computers.
Infrastructure
ICT access and Use by Business sector
Proportion of businesses using the Internet
The Internet refers to Internet protocol (IP) based networks: WWW (the World Wide Web), an extranet over the Internet, EDI over the Internet, Internet accessed by mobile phones and Internet email. The proportion of businesses using the Internet is calculated by dividing the number of in-scope businesses using the Internet by the total number of in-scope businesses. Sub-indicators may be constructed using the classificatory variables, industry and size.
Infrastructure
ICT access and Use by Business sector
Proportion of businesses with a website or web presence
A Web presence includes a Web site, home page or presence on another entity’s Web site (including a related business). It excludes inclusion in an online directory and any other Web pages where the business does not have substantial control over the content of the page. The proportion of businesses with a Web presence is calculated by dividing the number of in-scope businesses with a Web presence by the total number of in-scope businesses. Sub-indicators may be constructed using the classificatory variables, industry and size.
Infrastructure
Extended Core
Proportion of businesses accessing the internet by type of access
The Internet refers to Internet protocol (IP) based networks: WWW (the World Wide Web), an extranet over the Internet, EDI over the Internet, Internet accessed by mobile phones and Internet email. The proportion of businesses using the Internet is calculated by dividing the number of in-scope businesses using the Internet by each type of access by the total number of businesses using the internet. Sub-indicators may be constructed using the classificatory variables, industry and size.
Infrastructure
Extended Core
Proportion of businesses with a local area network (LAN)
A local area network (LAN) refers to a network connecting computers within a localised area such as a single building, department or site; it may be wireless. The proportion of businesses with a LAN is calculated by dividing the number of in-scope businesses with a LAN by the total number of in-scope businesses. Sub-indicators may be constructed using the classificatory variables, industry and size.