13-Feb-2018

Digitalisation of German companies: Good, but not excellent

German companies have a critical view of their digitalisation level compared on an international scale.

Restraint in the use of new technologies
Restraint in the use of new technologies

A recent Bitkom survey shows that in all areas, whether in robotics, big data or virtual reality, they see themselves more as laggards than as trailblazers. Concerning the topics of artificial intelligence and 3D-printing, the position of the German economy looks particularly precarious.

However, 36% of the respondents still consider the German economy to be on the right track and to be an international digitalisation leader. The survey covered 505 companies with more than 20 staff members.

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