Berlin middle class: Digitisation Index – Digitisation as a task for all companies, smaller companies often still too little committed

In the context of the SME Survey 2017 of the Berliner Sparkasse, DIW Econ has looked at the topic of digitisation in a focus analysis. For the first time, a digitisation index for Berlin and the surrounding area could be determined based on the analysis results. The index reflects both the state of digitisation as the current status and the progress of digitisation as the digitisation dynamics.

The results show a clear trend: the larger the companies are, the better they are in terms of the current status as well as the dynamics of digitisation. Digitisation offers excellent opportunities for innovation, productivity gains and international competitiveness which should not be missed. Smaller companies, in particular, must not be left behind.

Link to the article in the Berliner Morgenpost

Link to the SME survey of the Berliner Sparkasse

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