FIPA, the Finnish CEPIS Member Society, Publishes IT Barometer on the Importance of IT in Finland

90 percent of Finnish companies rated the business impact of IT as positive, according to the IT Barometer 2013 published by the Finnish Information Processing Association (FIPA). Respondents consider that IT-enabled innovations helped companies to increase their sales by 5 percent and increase their profitability by over 4 percent, whilst reducing their costs by 5 percent. However, the study also finds that those beliefs are in contradiction with companies' actual behaviours. Indeed many of them postponed their IT investments in 2013 to cut costs due to the difficult economic climate. Download the IT Barometer 2013 (Only Available in Finnish)