Trends Survey Report 2021/22

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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We have carried out our sixth Annual Trends Survey for 2021/22, with the mid-market business community having its say on how British businesses are faring in the digital-first era. Over 1,000 senior decision-makers working in UK organisations with more than 100 employees took part.

Each of our surveys shares the same important message – that organisations need to digitally transform so they are fit for the future and ready for the real and present business challenges in the UK.

This year's report research has highlighted a number of key hurdles organisations are facing today. These include the host of mandatory regulations they are forced to contend with, as well as issues around IT spending, legacy systems, cyber security, leadership and digital skills – not to mention the Covi-19 pandemic.

Our Trends Survey Report 2021/22 has shown the Cloud in particular is earning a reputation as the kingpin of the digital world. Meanwhile, Artificial Intelligence (AI), automation and wearable technologies, as well as chatbots, are fast deserving their spot as must-have tools in the day-to-day workplace.

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Review previous year's reports

Trends Survey Report 2016/17

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

trend survey report 2017

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.

Trends Survey Report 2018/19

In September 2018, Advanced carried out its third independent Annual Trends Survey with over 1,000 UK business professionals having their say on key topics affecting British businesses.

Trends Report 2019-20

Trends Survey Report 2019-20

In September 2019, Advanced carried out its fourth independent Annual Trends Survey with over 1,000 UK business professionals having their say on key topics affecting British businesses.

Trends Survey Report 20/21

In September, Advanced carried out its fifth Annual Trends Survey. Over 1,000 senior decision makers in the UK answered questions about the impact of technology on their business and the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

Trends Survey Report 21/22

In September, Advanced carried out its sixth Annual Trends Survey. Over 1,000 senior decision makers in the UK answered questions about the impact of technology on their business and the unprecedented challenges of 2021.