Only half of business leaders are aware of the EU’s Digital Agenda (52 per cent). From a country perspective, awareness is at its lowest in Portugal (27 per cent), Belgium (36 per cent), The Nordics (38 per cent) and The Netherlands (39 per cent). What's more, only eight per cent of organisations are ready for what is meant to be the most game-changing regulation for businesses in recent years - the Digital Single Market. Yet the majority have ambitious expansion plans across Europe.
- Middle Child Syndrome
- Communication crackdown
- Digital Marketplace: Hope or Hype?
- The 4G Workplace
- The future of work
- Digital maturity: The race to the summit
- Digital maturity: The next big step
- The Tech Evolved Workplace
- The Challenge of Speed
- Customer Service
- Business World 2036
- Activating the iWorker
- Bigger Data
- The Change Making CIO
- Humans and Machines
- A New Perspective: Document Governance
- The Dramatic Impacts of Document-Driven Business Processes
- The next decade of technology in business
- The future of technology disruption in business
- Businesses to enter a new era of decentralisation
- The CIO and CMO to form dynamic partnership and enable customer-led innovation
- Chief Executives should not be held to ransom by technology
- Businesses unable to keep up with impacts of technological change may disappear by 2020
- Ricoh Process Efficiency Index
- Businesses play a risky game with document security
- Healthcare, education and financial service organisations at risk of document compliance breaches
- Existing business processes across Europe are unnecessarily labour intensive
- Managing the costs of document processes in Europe
- Document processes have far reaching impacts
- The European Union's Digital Agenda
A busy and bustling journey
The EU has a strong plan for achieving a digital single market by the end of 2016. But what does this mean in practice? What impact will this have on the workforce? And how can businesses adapt to manage added competition?
A study called Digital Marketplace: Hope or Hype?, conducted by Coleman Parkes Research and sponsored by Ricoh Europe, reveals how only eight per cent of European businesses are ready to embrace the Digital Single Market.
The survey was conducted in July 2015 and consisted of 1,360 respondents from across eight vertical sectors, including education, legal, utilities/energy, healthcare, public sector, retail, manufacturing and financial services. Participating respondents were from the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, the Nordics (Sweden, Finland and Denmark), Portugal, Austria and Hungary.