A little earlier in the year, we asked our members to participate in our annual Member Survey, giving them an opportunity to give us direct feedback on how Ukie is doing and what's important for us to focus on, so we can continue to act as a strong voice for the industry and develop the services that they need.
At the same time, we took the opportunity to ask a few questions to give us a bit of extra insight into the industry - and now we've had a bit of time to digest everything, we wanted to share some of the key findings in a few blogs over the coming weeks.
The government recently announced they are spending £1.9bn to retaliate against cybercrime in the UK. Cybercrime is a much more widespread problem than high profile DDoS or hacking cases we read about in the media. The National Crime Agency (NCA) estimates cybercrime cost on average each UK business £64K and most of these attacks, such as identity theft or fraudulent phishing scams, could have been prevented.
Ukie 2015 Member Survey Results
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Our 2015 member survey results are in! Of Ukie's 269 strong membership (as of September 2015), 110 respondents from 90 of our member companies replied to our call. There is an almost perfect three-way split in the respondents per member category (developer, publisher or service companies), which means the results represent a pretty accurate cross section of the wider games industry in the UK.