Trends Survey Report 2018-19

Advanced carries out an Annual Trends Survey with over 1,000 UK business professionals having their say on key topics affecting British businesses.

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In October this year we undertook our third Annual Trends Survey to map out and understand how British businesses are faring in the digital era. Unsurprisingly, many continue to be challenged by a number of uncontrollable external factors, including Brexit, new data protection regulations and mandatory government initiatives.

Technology has the potential to boost productivity levels and create a more agile, efficient and effective organisation, even when the business environment is tough. However, it comes with its own challenges - around compliance, security and workforce attitudes - and these need to be addressed if businesses are to take advantage of the huge benefits it offers.

This year's report delves into the digital innovations that are making a positive impact. We explore disruptive technologies such as the Cloud, Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence - with some surprising results. Technology is a clear productivity enabler, however it will only be as good as the leadership driving it and the workforce's willingness to embrace it. Such a transformation calls for a change in culture, and sometimes a steer from the younger digital-savvy generation who see digital innovation as an ally not a threat.

"Digital transformation and adoption have left a large schism between availability and application of technology at work and home. It's a direct flip from 10 years ago."
David Hardman, Innovation Birmingham

Our Trends Report 2018-19 covers topics such as productivity, the next generation, customer pain points, workplace pressures, external forces and innovative digital transformation. We hope it helps you better prepare for the challenges and opportunities that await.

 
 
 
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We want to thank our customers and partners who contributed to our Trends Survey Report 2018-19

Review previous year's reports

Trends Survey Report 2016-17

In October 2016, Advanced conducted its inaugural Annual Trend Survey of over 1,000 business professionals in the UK.

Trends Survey Report 2017-18

In September 2017, Advanced carried out its second Annual Trends Survey with over 1,000 UK business professionals having their say on key topics affecting British businesses.