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   Re: [xml-dev] IT Manager Survey Finds 59% Of UK Businesses Are Now Using

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On Friday 04 February 2005 11:17 am, Kurt Cagle wrote:

> Pertaining to a thread about REAL XML usage:
> http://channelminds.com/article.php3?id_article=2475

What they ommitted to mention of course is that they only
surveyed companies large enough to have an IT Manager.

As with the pyramid effect, the large majority of businesses
are small businesses and don't even have an IT Manager.

Restaurents, cleaning companies, plumbers, tradespeople,
hotels are all valid businesses.

It should read something more like "59% of medium and large 
UK businesses are now using XML..."

Businesses with an IT manager probably constitute only
20% of all businesses in the country.  Therefore, the number
is probably more realistically about 10%.

It's amazing the spin that a good marketing department can 
put on a few simple survey results.....


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