Businesses are a vital creator and contributor to economic growth; creating jobs, supporting communities and partnering with government to drive the digitalisation of society.
With further potential to be gained from the Internet of Things, coupled with advances in Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, we believe that technology will shape European society for the better and help businesses to innovate and grow on a bigger and better scale than ever before.
With smart and remote working now the norm, we see that:
- There is an opportunity for Europe to become a global leader in cutting-edge technologies through the speedy deployment of digital solutions across industries.
- This won’t be the preserve of multi-national conglomerates because SMEs and start-ups in particular have the most to gain from this digital future, allowing them to become more flexible, preserve jobs, and create new goods and services for all citizens.
- A digital revolution across industries can provide the stability and continuity needed to cope and recover. From health to agriculture, manufacturing or transport, businesses need to strengthen their relationships with suppliers, employees and customers. This requires them to find new ways to connect and collaborate, while enhancing their ability to deal with challenges and production shortages.
Our trusted networks and platforms have enabled smart working from home for our business customers by deploying specially targeted business plans across our markets. For example, in Hungary, we recently launched special business packages to facilitate remote working for small and micro businesses, without loyalty contracts. We also provided unlimited data to all Italian companies, to allow their employees to work from home.
We believe we can enable businesses to emerges stronger than before by facilitating the adoption of safe and secure digital solutions.
See below to find out more about how we are honouring our commitment to accelerating the pace of digital transformation to drive the evolution of Europe's businesses and fuel the economic recovery.
Many small businesses have had to adapt quickly and radically to improve their resilience and meet the challenges of the last few months – but they can sometimes need additional help to find the most appropriate technologies.
The current health crisis has completely changed the way we live and work.
The rapid switch to working from home is not easy for everyone, and there is a lot of pressure on employers to ensure their staff have the right tools for their new workplace.