As promised last week, here are the results from some of our latest surveys: tech trends, tablet use, and travel expenses. In the beginning of October, we will release another set of survey results. The purpose of these surveys are to better address the needs of our reader by providing content that addresses those needs. Please participate in our weekly survey, which can be found on the right hand side of the page.
If there are any topics that you would like us to survey, or would like us to cover, don’t be afraid to tell us in the comments section. If you have any press releases that you’d like to send our way, please send them to [email protected] We’ll be sure to take a look at it and get it ready for publication if we’re interested. Now, on to the survey results:
Tech Trends Survey Results
MSN’s Business on Main identified five emerging tech trends. Which of the five are you utilizing for your business?
The Cloud – 83%
Crowdsourcing – 0%
SEO – 17%
Unified Communications – 17%
Virtualization – 17%
I’m not using any of these. – 0%
Analysis: At Smallbiztechnology.com, we definitely want to cover the latest and greatest in technology. This survey helps us to determine which types of technology our readers are using, and might want more in-depth information on, while those used by less readers might need more introductory coverage. Either way, since these are newer tech trends, be prepared for coverage on all five topics for some time. For more information about these tech trends, visit MSN’s Business on Main.
Tablet Use Survey Results
Does your business, or do your employees, use tablets for work purposes?
Yes – 14%
No – 43%
Not yet, but there are plans to start. – 43%
Analysis: We recently covered a survey on tablet use, but wanted to go deeper into the tablet needs of our readers, instead of just blabbering away on how great they are. Since almost half of our readers have plans to incorporate tablets, we’ll make an effort to go into different tablet models as well as content that covers what a tablet can provide to a small business.
Travel Expenses Survey Results
Travel expenses are on the rise. How do you foresee the travel spending of your business?
Our spending are rising as well. – 29%
Spending is staying the same. – 43%
We’re decreasing our travel spending. – 29%
We’re unsure about our travel spending. – 0%
Analysis: It’s split down the middle almost on whether our readers have changing travel expenses or not. This will translate to content that explains how to utilize technology to track expenses.
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