Can Small and Medium-sized Businesses
Afford Digitisation and Automation?
I believe that they can, and in some respects,
they have to. Nonetheless, they also do not
have access to the same resources as larger
companies, and so they cannot purchase
expensive systems or build up high-tech
workspaces. This is why small and mediumsized companies need to take a different,
more systematic and efficient approach.
I spoke to one of the founders of EDIMA
Solutions, s.r.o., Jakub Szlaur, to get his
insight about this topic.
should determine what data we should
collect, why we are collecting it, and how
it will be analyzed and utilized to improve
and optimize processes.
This leads to the importance of connecting
hardware and software within small
and medium- sized businesses. Proper
integration can significantly increase
operating efficiency and make sure that
the technological solutions truly meet
the company’s needs.
What possibilities do you believe small
and medium sized businesses have for
Nowadays, there are numerous tools
available to help with digitization. Small
and medium-sized businesses often find
open-source projects to be valuable
resources for their digital transformation
efforts. These projects offer a diverse
range of tools and resources without
requiring substantial initial investments.
Additionally, it is important to focus on
the economic value of data. Businesses
What about the use of Artificial
Intelligence in the technological processes
of small and medium-sized businesses?
Currently, we are seeing massive growth
in AI technology, mainly in so-called
LLM’s, or Large Language Models, which
includes ChatGPT from OpenAI or Bard
from Google. Thanks to their flexibility,
these models are able to quickly adapt
to the specific needs of small and
medium- sized businesses. For example,
such a model can be used to quickly
generate documents containing relevant
information regarding technical error
analysis and in addition to that, it can
immediately offer you potential causes
and solutions. This is just one example, so
it is clear to see why Artificial intelligence
is becoming such an important part of
modern business, offering small and
medium-sized businesses the tools
to reach higher efficiency and gain
a competitive advantage in the market.
From our discussion about the topic,
it seems that obtaining hardware and
software tools for digitisation isn’t
that difficult, however, the real crux of
the process lies in proper and effective
influence success are the readiness of
the employees within the company and
within the professional level of experts
that take part in the implementation
Text: Miroslav Marek, New Dimension s.r.o.
Jakub Szlaur, EDIMA Solutions, s.r.o.
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