Information and Communication Technologies Survey (in business) / ICT

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Dernière mise à jour le : 26/05/2016

Présentation de l'opération

Organisme producteur :

Insee. Direction des statistiques d'entreprises (DSE)

Partenariat :

- Observation and Statistics Service (SOeS) of the Ministry for Land Planning

- Statistics and Forecasting Service (SSP) at the Ministry for Agriculture

Type d'opération :

Survey

Objectifs :

The EC survey on information and communication technologies (ICT) use and electronic commerce in businesses is part of the European survey program, in accordance with European regulation n° 1006/2009 of September 16, 2009 amending the regulation of April 21, 2004.

These regulations require data to be supplied up until 2019. This program serves to evaluate the progress of use of ICTs by European businesses.

The aim of the ICT survey is to improve understanding of computerisation and the dissemination of information and communication technologies in business.

It aims notably to assess the place of new tools in external business relations (internet, electronic commerce) and in their internal working (networks, integrated management systems).

Thèmes abordés :

The topics covered are: the development of new technologies and the intensity of their use in business; the types of use of ICT (electronic commerce, sharing and exchanging of information and, more generally, relations with the world outside the business); the obstacles and impacts of this dissemination.

Each year, one of these topics, determined by the annual European regulation for the implementation of the framework regulation, is developed in particular.

Champ de l'opération

Champ géographique :

France

Champ(s) statistique(s) couvert(s) :

To get closer with concepts used in the European survey, since the survey ICT 2011, the size of the questioned units is not any more measured in number of employees, but in number of occupied persons: the non-salaried persons are included in staff. The survey ICT concerns the companies of at least 10 occupied persons, - what includes in particular the units using 9 employees and whose manager is not salaried - the previous survey on those of at least 10 employees. One of the consequences of this modification on the results is an increase of the influence of the smallest companies.

Since the 2011 ICT survey, the scope doesn't covered financial and insurance societies. The following sectors are excluded :
- other monetary intermediations and other distributions of credit (classes 64.19 and 64.92),
- insurance and re-insurance (groups 65.1 and 65.2),
- auxiliary financial service activities, excluding insurance, pension funds and financial market administration (classes 66.12 and 66.19).

Since the ICT2009 survey, the scope has covered businesses with ten employees or more belonging to the following sectors of NACE rev. 2:

- manufacturing industry (section C), production and distribution of electricity, gas, steam and conditioned air (section D), production and distribution of water, sewerage, waste management and cleanup (section E), the building industry (section F), trade, repair of automobiles and motorcycles (section G), transport and warehousing (section H), accommodation and catering (section I), information and communication (section J), real-estate activities (section L), specialist scientific and technical activities, excluding veterinary activities (divisions 69 to 74), administrative service and support activities (section N), repair of computers and communications equipment (group 95.1), other monetary intermediations and other distributions of credit (classes 64.19 and 64.92), insurance and re-insurance (groups 65.1 and 65.2), auxiliary financial service activities, excluding insurance, pension funds and financial market administration (classes 66.12 and 66.19).

Previously, up until the ICT2008 survey, the scope covered businesses with 10 employees or more belonging to the following sectors of NACE rev. 1:

- industry and the agri-food industries (section D), the energy sector (section E), the building industry (section F), trade (section G), hotels and restaurants (section H), transport and communications (section I), financial services (section J partial), real-estate, leasing and services to businesses (section K) and the audiovisual sector (groups 92.1 and 92.2 in NAF rev. 1).

Caractéristiques techniques

Unité statistique enquêtée :

Legal unit enterprise

Périodicité de l'opération :

Annual

Période et mode de collecte :

The collection, conducted by mail until 2011, by internet from 2012, is launched in the first quarter of the year in question.

Historique :

This survey follows on from the themed surveys conducted since 2001 on Eurostat's initiative.

In France, this survey notably follows on from the one conducted in 2002 involving 12,000 industrial, trade and services companies (ICT 2002).

It also follows on from the specific investigations conducted on the topic of electronic commerce in 2000 and then again in 2004.

Plan de sondage :

The sampling base is the SIRENE register (Computer system for the National Register of Enterprises and their Establishments).

The sample is stratified by business sector and by size (and by turnover since 2012). Depending on the survey year, approximately 13,000 businesses are surveyed.

Autres spécifications :

The EC survey on the "use of ICT and electronic commerce" in business is a set of surveys conducted by the national institutes of statistics of the member countries of the European Union.

It complies with regulation n°808/2004 adopted on April 21, 2004 as part of the implementation of the 2005 eEurope action plan devoted to information and communication technologies: this regulation was amended by European regulation n° 1006/2009 of September 16, 2009.

Accordingly, the surveys on ICT and electronic commerce in business conducted by the countries of the European Union follow a common methodology and the same model of questionnaire.

Each year, one topic, determined by the annual European regulation for the implementation of the framework regulation, is developed in particular.

A standard schedule was proposed by Eurostat in liaison with the strategic initiative of the European Commission (i-2010 initiative): e-business, electronic commerce and confidence, security and the environmental impact of ICT.