New Study: CEOs See IP Technology As Critical, But Worry About Regulation

Internally and externally, Internet and IP technologies are increasingly critical to operations according to the CEOs surveyed by Deloitte. In the 2006 CEO Survey of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 companies, 62% of the companies reporting use IP internally for research collaboration, voice communications, and reporting and regulatory compliance. Externally, 65% use IP as a data communication channel with clients; 56% use IP to deliver customer support and maximize CRM; and 50% use it as a sales and distribution channel.

As technology is critical to a successful company, CEOs are very concerned about excessive government regulation and report that it is the biggest threat to growth in the tech sector over the next 12 months.

Another interesting finding in the report is that CEOs are less concerned about access to capital this year, 13%, as compared to 21% last year.

See other findings in the 2006 CEO Survey of Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 report.

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