The EU is monitoring the digitization trends in Italy to see if it is affecting the country. Compared to global executives, Italian executives are less confident in implementing smart autonomous technologies. While five percent of Italian executives describe themselves as fully capable of organisational changes, only 22 percent of global executives feel this way. Read on to learn about the latest trends in digitization in Italy and how you can use them to your advantage. And remember: it’s never too late to start making your organisation digital! Visit AGI for more info.
EU countries report on digitization in Italy
The digital deficit in Italy has several roots, according to the latest report by the European Commission on the state of digitization in the EU. The country has a below-average broadband access rate and lacks the managerial skills necessary to invest in new technologies. Funding constraints are also an issue, as traditional banks are unable to assess the complex technology risks associated with such investments. However, the new report does highlight some positive signs for Italy.
While Italy is ahead of many other European nations in terms of its digital development, it still faces challenges. It has not invested enough in its technological infrastructure, leaving most companies with outdated websites, insufficient online integrations, and few digital payment methods. In addition, the educational system is not able to adequately prepare its workforce for the digital age. This could make it harder for Italian companies to attract foreign investment. Meanwhile, companies in other EU countries, like Sweden, have been able to attract foreign investment because of their expertise in advanced technologies.
In terms of health and social services, Italy has one of the most efficient health systems in the EU. While it provides high-quality health care at a low cost, it still faces many challenges, including poor coordination of chronic disease care and reducing disparities in access to health care. In the last five years, the health care system in Italy has reduced the costs of providing health care, but the country also faces problems with health care delivery. Its health care expenditure per capita is lower than the average in the EU.
Impact of digitalization on rural areas
There are a number of challenges related to digitalisation in rural areas in Italy. These challenges are predominantly socio-cultural and related to aging, which make it difficult to implement technology in such environments. Furthermore, rural areas may suffer from depopulation, lack of access to markets and public services. Digitalization can help address these challenges and contribute to efficient resource management. In rural areas, it could also lead to the definition of new services.
Digitalisation brings various social and economic benefits to rural areas. It can improve the attractiveness of rural areas and improve the quality of life. It can make work more efficient and facilitate access to goods from far away. It can also enhance education. It is therefore important to understand how digitalisation will affect rural areas in order to implement it in the most effective way. DESIRA’s activities will explore the impacts of digital technologies on rural areas and consider ways to implement these benefits.
DESIRA aims to collect information from experts in rural areas. These experts have diversified knowledge on ICT solutions and are selected based on their expertise in different families of systems. Their broad knowledge of ICTs will contribute to the project’s outcomes, providing a high-level perspective and a unique voice for multiple stakeholders. The project’s aim is to build a platform for rural areas to share their knowledge.
Opportunities for Danish companies
Denmark is currently experiencing a high rate of digitisation, making it an attractive location for companies that produce technological solutions and services. The Danes use technology every day, and many spend the majority of their day communicating with companies and other public entities via it. The Danish government has focused on strategic industries for future development, which include green transition, digitalization, infrastructure, health and energy. By 2020, the country plans to increase its exports to Italy by over 11 billion euros.
While Denmark has a more democratic approach than other European countries, executives in Denmark plan to apply automation to all aspects of their businesses. For instance, big changes are expected in risk management, procurement, supply chain, and research & development. The Danish government has set up a special agency for digitization that will help Danish companies navigate this new environment. These efforts are already underway. But before Danish companies can begin to explore the opportunities in Italy, they need to understand the challenges that will face them there.
The Danish government’s Smart Production project is helping SMEs in Denmark grow through digitization. The project has helped 45 Danish companies use data to optimise their processes and innovate. This has resulted in new jobs, seven patents pending and increased profitability for the participating firms. According to Henrik Kruuse, chief executive of the Municipality of Vesthimmerland, “the Danish companies that operate in Italy face many risks and challenges, but they can also benefit from the digitalisation of the Italian economy.”