Monday, February 1, 2016

SMEs underestimate new technologies, according to a poll –

A gap between large corporations and Swiss SMEs in the field of technology. While the former are concerned for years the challenges of digitization, others remained behind.

It is important for the Swiss economy, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) grow in this sector, said Ernst & amp; Young (EY) in the results of a survey released Monday. 65% of surveyed companies employing between 30 and 2,000 employees, digital technologies play only a marginal role, if any.

Among the companies with a turnover exceeding 100 million francs, scanning is integrated into the business model. If the subject has no importance for companies active in construction or trade, it occupies a prominent place among service providers and life sciences companies.

Lack Money raised

The survey shows that many companies underestimate the fourth industrial revolution, notes Bruno Chiomento, Ernst & amp boss; Basel Young said in the statement. Seven percent of them cite only a lack of money, staff or knowledge to explain their lack of commitment in the field.

The companies for whom scanning is important using new technologies Digital to maintain their relationships with their customers, increase their efficiency and improve their opportunities. The value of digitization is very high, the statement said.

Companies should consider scanning faster and more intensively, recommends EY. The adjustments will result in job losses, but they will also create many new different jobs.

A total of 700 Swiss companies with between 30 and 2000 employees were interviewed. The survey was conducted in December.


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