Technological SMEs and entrepreneurs 4.0: instructions for use
Technological and digital transformation is a fact: its timeliness and its incipient invasion of company production sectors require adequate training to meet the challenge. How can a company face the 4.0 era as a winner? The answer is in the new values of digital entrepreneurship, which must master the processes and be able to operate them using the right tools.
Innovative devices such as sensors, 3D printers, parts tracking, predictive maintenance and interactive boards. These are just some of the key words of the new means that the 4.0 revolution puts at the disposal of the entrepreneur determined to exploit all the enormous potential of the new advances: the transformation opens up new scenarios that were unforeseeable as little as ten years ago.
But it is not just the presence on social networks that is important. Between those who extol their efficiency in terms of sales performance, and those who scale them down, condemning them in a merciless analysis that configures their near demise, Facebook and the like are not the only determinant to be updated in the company plant that is looking to become 4.0.
In fact, other factors are also fundamental, such as access to the knowledge bank, found in university and technology centres, top tech players and start-ups. The entrepreneur 4.0 can count on a system for sharing the most up-to-date information on the latest innovations: from the block-chain in the cyber-security area so as to guarantee the security of sensitive data, to the formation of a digital identity, which must be just as credible and prominent as the non-virtual one.
The 2020 entrepreneur is well aware of the competitive advantage that digital technology offers, so much so that the technological transformation will mark a gulf between those who have embarked on the challenge and those who have declined the invitation and aredestined to inevitably remain behind.
This is especially true for SMEs: companies that equip themselves with artificial intelligence will have the possibility to replace man and machine in the most demanding and risky tasks, now that AI allows robots to make decisions as before only man could do, reading and deciphering algorithms and parameters.
However, the companies that take up the digital and technological revolution will also have to meet their social obligations, setting up retraining of human resources that will make it possible to integrate people and machines.