Statistics Austria carries out an annual survey on the usage of information and communication technologies (ICT) in Austrian enterprises. The scope is limited to enterprises from selected industries with ten or more employees. The survey focuses on topics such as enterprises’ internet use, e-commerce as well as enterprises’ use of cloud services, Internet of Things or artificial intelligence.
The survey on ICT usage in enterprises is a sample survey. It is based on the EU regulation on European business statistics and is supplemented by implementing regulations that contain the indicators to be collected annually.
Thanks to harmonized definitions and a uniform methodology, important indicators for EU-wide benchmarks can be determined. These indicators are used to monitor the progress of the digital transformation. Austrian results are available in autumn of the respective survey year, EU-wide results at the end of the year.