97.3% of Enterprises Remain on Sideline of E-commerce

About 91 percent of enterprises have internet access but most of them do not have their own website. 96.4 percent of enterprises do not use IT consulting services. And 97.3 pct of enterprises remain on the sideline of E-commerce, according to a survey on Vietnamese enterprises’ IT application.
 
IT solution is applied to handle land documents and business licenses at Binh Thanh District People’s Committee. (Photo: SGGP)
At the seminar on “Assisting Vietnamese enterprises apply Information Technology (IT) for business development and global integration”, Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Trade (VCCI) announced the results of the survey on March 23, 2006.
 
The results also revealed that many enterprises have not taken full advantage of IT. The IT budgets of those enterprises that  have invested in IT often show a serious imbalance. 60 percent of the budget is for hardware, only 11.7 pct for software and 4.8 percent for training. 40 percent enterprises do not have IT certified employees.
 
Only 5 percent of small and medium enterprises have applied Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), said Vice Chairman of Management Board of DigiNet Company Nguyen Dang Tien at the conference on “ERP solution for enterprises’ success” hosted by VCCI in Ho Chi Minh City on March 22. 
 
Basic issues to develop IT were also mentioned at the seminar. They were human resources, infrastructure, and legal environment. 
 
To speed up the IT application in business, according to Deputy Minister of Posts and Telematics Vu Duc Dam, the Ministry of Posts and Telematics, other ministries and departments will jointly create favourable conditions to make IT assist effectively the development of enterprises in integration economy.
 
A contest named “Typical business model of IT application” will be launched next April, said General Director of Intel Viet Nam company Than Trong Phuc. It aims to select enterprises to be assisted with IT development. 
 
Source: SGGP, Tuoi Tre

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