Most small businesses in Switzerland have a broadband connection and regularly use applications such as e-mail and the internet, for example. At present, the main difficulty they encounter lies not in the availability of high-speed broadband infrastructure but in accessing the knowledge and technical know-how needed to make optimal use of the internet. These are some of the findings of a qualitative study carried out by the INFRAS research and consultancy bureau, under a joint mandate from the Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) and the State Secretariat of Economic Affairs (SECO).
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Thomas von Stokar, Anna Vettori, Remo Zandonella, Andrea Schultheiss
Switzerland is in the fortunate position of hosting an extensive high-tech sector. Excellent R&D in public and private research institutions positions Switzerland among the world leaders in innovation.
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, Ernst & Young Ltd., SWX Swiss Exchange, KTI / CTI, Swiss Biotech Association
Forschungsstelle für Freizeit, Tourismus und Landschaft, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil FTL-HSR, Abteilung Sozialpsychologie I, Universität Zürich, Juni 2002, im Auftrag des Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft SECO