The current health crisis has shown more than ever the need for a digital transformation of our industries in Europe. We can see the results of companies that have opted for a significant digitalization of their activity and the effects are positive. They are showing higher labor productivity, faster growth, more innovative management practices and better paid jobs.
Europe is “lagging behind” North America, where 78% of industrial companies say they have already opted for at least one new digital technology, compared with 66% in Europe. The difference is mainly in the construction sector. 40% of companies in this sector are digitized in Europe against 61% in the USA.
We can also notice that the transformation of the industry by digital is mostly done with large companies. Outside the European fabric is composed of more small or medium enterprises unlike the United States. 30% of European companies with less than ten employees have adopted digital technologies, while this share reaches 79% for companies with more than 250 employees.
Digitalization is often linked to digital tools; however, the concept also includes the company’s strategy but also its culture. It is therefore also necessary to be able to “digitize thoughts”. Thanks to a digital transformation of companies and their investment in new technologies, it is estimated that this will allow an increase of about 10% in company revenues.
In order to elaborate a solid digital strategy, it is necessary to first establish an inventory of the current situation. You must first familiarize yourself with all the products, services, and perhaps even positions that will be impacted by this digital transformation. You can also carry out an audit
In order to digitize a company it is necessary to work on 4 steps:
The main advantages are a digitalization of the industry:
An event dedicated to this topic on the digital transformation of our industries will take place from 20 to 22 April 2021 in videoconference. This event will allow, through various conferences, to counter issues related to the advent of 5G for example or even the digitalization of our industries in Europe and North America.
The SURFEO team will also be present to attend these different conferences in order to feed their knowledge on most up to date challenges that are facing our industries.
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