Technology and small enterprise: Business benefit or bane
We-B Centre and the School of Management Information Systems, Edith Cowan University
Faculty of Business and Public Management
School of Management
Technology uptake has become part of everyday reality for most developed countries. Technology uptake has also transformed how businesses operate, with the interenet and e-business having become the most common media/or many business-to-business exchanges. Large businesses have fully embraced technology, however the figures for smaller businesses still inidcate slow uptake. At the smaller end of the market micro and home-based businesses, technology uptake is less than half. There is still a lot of hype surrounding virtual businesses, yet the question needs to be asked - why are the smaller players still reluctant when it comes to technology uptake?