Accompanying companies in the process of acquiring digital maturity
Introducing new tools from the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in business or modifying existing ones is not an easy task.
It is necessary to be carried out in a planned order and above all, choose the solutions that completely satisfy the needs of the company.
The aim is to improve processes to make the company more competitive. The adoption of inadequate solutions or implementation of a rush, can cause additional problems, or even generate a more complex scenario than the first. Often in these cases there is a rejection of ICT that systematically exclude any action to introduce new elements.
Other times, companies need to know and / or reorganize its structure to ICT and analyze the use of them in their daily work to address improvement strategies, or know which areas can be enhanced.
To engage companies into the Information Society enables the creation of new social models characterized by the development of a socio-economic ambient as well as increased digital maturity of our business sectors, creativity process, and resulting in an increase in innovative activity "bottom up" and their competitiveness in the markets.
Digital maturity policies are articulated on the basis of programs that fit geographically, and that aim to improve the competitiveness of companies through the incorporation of ICT intensive. For these policies to be effective they must be characterized by:
• Sectoral approach
• Sustained over time (structural)
• Need to involve umbrella organizations of the business entities (business associations, chambers of commerce, business centers and other agents)
• Involvement of the local technology sector as a supplier and implementer of services
• Personalized support to companies through advisory services, complemented by dissemination activities, awareness, training, grants, etc.
Technological development policies in the territories must be designed for the entire business community and in the case of Asturias it consists mainly of SMEs, micro enterprises in the large majority, which generally have very little chance to innovate due to its low maturity digitally
In the field of innovation, ICT acquires a very remarkable transversal role because they are usually found at the base of many business and social innovation processes. The contribution of ICT to territorial development is unquestionable.
It is therefore important to accelerate the digital maturity process as the basis for the generation of innovation capacity within the business, activating the technological demands of the local ICT sector (and therefore also their competitiveness).
And this way working is necesary with entrepreneurs policies
The main example of this thesis is Centros SAT