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8129.0 - Business Use of Information Technology, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 25/08/2011   
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INTRODUCTION

This release presents detailed indicators on the incidence of use of information technology in Australian business, as collected by the 2009-10 Business Characteristics Survey (BCS).


CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE

From 2009-10, the scope of the BCS was expanded to include employing businesses in the Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry. This change represents the final stage of the Integrated Business Characteristics Strategy (IBCS) implementation. See Explanatory Notes for more detail. To assist users in comparing to previous years, some tables contain 2009-10 data presented on both previous and current scopes. Unless otherwise noted, all commentary refers to estimates based on the new scope.


DATA QUALITY

Data in this release were subject to standard quality assurance processes with additional focus on core business use of IT data items; specifically, placing and receiving orders via the internet, internet commerce income and type of internet connection.

Information provided in the Quality Declaration and Explanatory Notes must be taken into consideration when interpreting results.


STRUCTURE OF THIS RELEASE

There are two components to this release: web based information and datacubes. This release includes information related to business IT use; internet security; type of broadband access; web features; ordering system linkages; and, detailed uses of the internet. Web based information includes the tables and graphs with associated commentary. Detailed data (including some output cross-classified by business size and industry) are presented in the datacubes.


FUTURE RELEASES FROM THE 2009-10 BCS

Further outputs will be released on 15 September 2011 via Selected Characteristics of Australian Business (cat. no. 8167.0).


INQUIRIES

For further information about this publication, contact Andrew Puljic on (08) 9360 5229.


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