A number of barriers, notably uneven access to data, technology and skills hold too many SMEs back from making the most of new opportunities created by the data economy. Outdated data infrastructure, management practices and cultures are a factor.
For many SMEs, knowledge is power. Their business – and competitive edge – depends on their knowledge of markets and their product. Businesses can protect some of their most strategic insights through trade secrets.
In Israel in the past two years, the leading companies in the tech sector were SMEs. From early-stage startups to growth companies, Israeli tech SMEs showed record breaking figures since COVID started.
The Covid-19 pandemic created a new normal of consuming culture from the couch. Policy makers must take advantage of the great re-opening to expand participation and create equitable access to culture. Where do they start to improve well-being?
Autobauer gezwungen, in Japan die Produktion von fast 13 000 Fahrzeugen auszusetzen. Jedes Jahr verursachen solche Cyberattacken weltweit Kosten von bis zu 6 Billionen US-Dollar, Tendenz steigend.
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs were hit extremely hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. To invest in growth and greening and play a full part in the recovery, we need to enable them to tap into alternative financial instruments.
Cyberattacks can spell disaster for businesses of all sizes, but especially smaller firms. The median cost of a ransomware attack can amount to up to USD 1.2 million, and up to USD 1.6 million in the case of computer data breach. Urgent action is needed to support SMEs in better preparing and managing digital security risks.
In 2020, global Internet traffic was estimated to be more than 3 zettabytes – the equivalent of 325 million households watching Netflix simultaneously, at all times. By 2022, these flows will be 1,000 times greater than in 2002, 20 years earlier.