Business awakens to email


ALMOST two thirds of Dublin businesses use the Internet and most expect their use of the Internet to grow, a survey carried out by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce has found.

The telephone and fax are currently the most vital methods of telecommunication for Dublin businesses, but their importance is expected to diminish as email general Internet services and other forms of electrical communication become more widespread.

The survey, carried out in December, found that 98 per cent of respondents considered the telephone to be vital to their business, with 93 per cent saying the same for the fax.

The next largest group, 29 per cent, listed email as vital. More than half of the businesses surveyed said they made regular use of the Internet.