The opinion of farmers and small and medium-sized enterprises on the importance of ICT in Hajdú-Bihar County, Hungary

Sándor Boros-Papp, László Várallyai


The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding, conceptualization, and measurement about the usage of ICT among SMEs that could enhance and transform their business to be more efficient and resilient. A more specific aim is to explore the state of ICT adoption as well as to examine the drivers and barriers of digital transformation through the lens of SMEs. In the primary (quantitative) phase of our research, we conducted a questionnaire survey among micro-enterprises and primary producers on the use of ICT in Hajdú-Bihar County, where 237 people answered the questionnaire. In all cases, the respondent was listed as a primary producer or in a joint primary producer certificate.
We were investigated which tools are using in communication with suppliers, customers and government organisations, which type of cloud services are used and the safe storage by Internet Service Providers. We get about the same results in the case of the suppliers, customers. In the case of the governmental institutions, Internet usage was bigger, because of a significant number of them require national or EU grants, which can be submitted electronically. The secure data storage is the safest possible for the farmers.

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DOI: 10.17700/jai.2019.10.2.539

Journal of Agricultural Informatics