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Business survey underway

PRESS STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 16, 2013.

Kapiti businesses are being encouraged to take part in a region-wide survey aimed at ensuring their future digital needs are met.

The survey will help the Regional Council and Kāpiti Coast District Council identify how to capitalise on the economic benefits of the digital economy.

It will also assist local businesses by providing each survey participant with an individual scorecard of their results.

This scorecard will show them what other businesses like them are doing with digital technology and it will highlight some options available to improve their businesses with the better use of digital technology.

“Many of our companies across the region are operating online and are contributing to our digital economy. This survey will help us develop plans for the future to ensure that their needs are being met,” said Wellington Regional Strategy Committee Chair Sir John Anderson.

“The businesses taking part will not only be assisting the councils in gathering data to help set our Digital Action Plans, they will also get an insight into their digital maturity compared to other organisations like theirs to identify areas where they could potentially benefit by utilising digital technologies.

“By taking the time to go online for five minutes, businesses can gain a clearer picture about how they can be better using the internet to grow our region’s digital economy and also create new avenues of income for their companies.”

The Wellington Regional Strategy Committee is a committee of Greater Wellington Regional Council. Its members comprise the mayors of each of the region’s territorial authorities and five independent members appointed for their specialist skills and expertise.

The survey is being run by the consultancy company Gravelroad.

To participate in the survey, Kapiti businesses should go to http://gwdigeconsurvey.com or phone Jane Hewitt at Kāpiti Coast District Council on 04/296 4645.

Further information is available on http://www.gw.govt.nz/digital-maturity-business-survey-will-help-companies-grow-the-region-s-digital-economy/

ENDS

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