Regional policy frameworks need to focus on strengthening the ICT infrastructure, clarifying market rules to build user confidence, developing networks, facilitating ICT-enabled clustering and infrastructure sharing.One region where e-business has had a particular impact for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in recent years is South-East Wales (SEW).
Results from the survey demonstrated that nearly all firms used some form of information communication technology (ICT).
There are therefore real opportunities to develop and diversify the SEW regional economy through e-business.
- small and medium sized enterprises
- South-East Wales
- internet business