Digitization in the small and medium-sized enterprise sector
Mobile communications and mobile Internet usage, Cloud Computing, enhanced social networking and Big Data are rapidly changing our society and economy. However, small and medium-sized enterprises need to be stimulated to benefit from digitization-related greater chances of development.
Web-based services, manufacturing processes and products are progressively changing our economic reality: virtual networks or temporary enterprises. The pursuit of greater efficiency and the need for networking are increasing steadily. Intelligent products and services are combined to create brand new value chains. It is here that the small and medium-sized businesses can reveal their power , as they are traditionally flexible and innovative. However, market standards will be set now or in the near future. We must push forward the development of new platforms thus giving the opportunity to small and medium-sized enterprises to connect and scale up.