Only half Italian companies on internet, says Google chief

(AGI) Venice, Mar 27 - Only about half of all Italian companieshave a "certificate of existence on the web", meaning they areon the internet. This puts Italy behind other European G7countries and also Spain and Portugal, said Fabio Vaccarono,country director of Google Italy. He told the Biennial of SmallBusiness section of Confindustria employers' association inVenice the paradox was that "in Italy there is no digitaldivide. Our consumers are very advanced in terms of onlineshopping and are considered attractive to companies that investin them digitally, something we are reluctant to do".. .

(AGI) Venice, Mar 27 - Only about half of all Italian companieshave a "certificate of existence on the web", meaning they areon the internet. This puts Italy behind other European G7countries and also Spain and Portugal, said Fabio Vaccarono,country director of Google Italy. He told the Biennial of SmallBusiness section of Confindustria employers' association inVenice the paradox was that "in Italy there is no digitaldivide. Our consumers are very advanced in terms of onlineshopping and are considered attractive to companies that investin them digitally, something we are reluctant to do".. .