German tech association Bitkom has joined its French and UK counterparts, Syntec Numerique and techUK, in appealing to the EU Commission to “deliver the economic promise of the Digital Single Market”.
The modern office is mobile and located in the cloud. To ensure that business partners will still be able to communicate with each other efficiently in the future, the electronic message needs to reinvent itself.
According to a recent survey by the German IT industry association BITKOM, fax is in greater demand than ever before. While it remains true that E-Mail and telephony are by far the most popular means of communication at companies and therefore indispensable, eight out of ten companies surveyed use fax for internal or external communication. At the same time there is no reason for fax communication and digitization to exclude each other. Businesses utilize the communication technology which enables them to set up each of their business processes as efficiently as possible.
While BITKOM confirms that 95 percent of all companies see digitalization as providing opportunities, many companies still have great difficulties in implementing their digital strategies. But in order to remain competitive over the long term in the age of digital transformation, companies urgently need to implement a holistic digital strategy which takes changes in technology, competition and staffing requirements into consideration.