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by on February 20th, 2018

…Our recent dot ie Digital Health Index (Q4 2017) reveals that SMEs are realising the benefits of selling online. While only 40% of Irish SMEs with websites can take sales orders, it is a notable improvement on just 30% in the previous wave of research. One of our accredited registrars , has highlighted a…

Dot ie Domain Profile Report January 2018

by on February 2nd, 2018

…like a very positive result, the reality is that the survey excludes the micro-businesses with fewer than ten employees that make up 92 percent of the Irish economy. The survey is therefore not an accurate reflection of Ireland’s e-commerce capability. “According to IEDR’s most recent dot ie Digital Health Index, a survey of predominantly Irish micro-businesses’…

Creating positive online experiences

by on December 18th, 2017

…your users an excellent online experience by making it easy for them to contact you with any questions or concerns. Is your contact information obvious on your website?  In our recent Digital Health Index, 83% of Irish consumers said that it is frustrating or extremely frustrating if a company does not have contact details on their…

Irish SMEs demand more digital skills training

by on December 15th, 2017

…Our latest dot ie Digital Health Index reveals almost a third (32%) of Irish SMEs want more digital skills and e-commerce training. As a result, we are recommending the rollout of a cross-industry digital skills programme for micro-businesses, that have begun their digital journey, but need help to access Ireland’s growing e-commerce market; as well…

112 new .ie domains registered every day in first half of 2017

by on August 17th, 2017

…e-commerce marketplace is €9 billion, yet most of that spend goes abroad, spent on websites of foreign retailers. According to IEDR’s latest dot ie Digital Health Index, less than a third of Irish SMEs can take sales orders or process transactions via their website. That number simply must grow if Ireland is to be a viable…

Annual Report & Review – 6% increase in turnover in 2016

by on July 20th, 2017

…two editions of our flagship research, the dot ie Digital Health Index, which measures and analyses the ‘e-health’ of Irish SMEs. A separate report, the Domain Profile Report analyses the geographic spread of dot ie domains. It was also published twice in 2016. On 27 October 2016, we hosted Ireland’s second Internet Day at the Mansion…