bigger pressure is put on them from an organizational point
of view. Otherwise, they would not earn their salary. What
does it mean? If they don‘t have the support and relevant
“tools,” they won‘t make it. No one is able to solve a hundred
tasks written on A4 papers lying on the table at once.
And information technology is the tool that enables
quicker communication, finding context and entering
data. It opens the door to a lot of other information and
related activities. But everything needs to be perfectly
interconnected and tuned up. Just as for the best
sportsmen just performance is not enough, they need to
have, for example, a well-waxed ski.
Can you describe what consequences bad decisions in
IT have on the company operations?
It is simple. Bad decisions bring inefficiency, which
consequently leads to bankruptcy. In case the inefficiency
is just small, for example, 90% compared to standard,
then the entrepreneur has to request a 10% grant. Only
budgetary organizations can have productivity close
to zero. All people working in business have to run the
business at 100% efficiency, result + profit, from which
taxes are paid so that we all are well-off. And for that,
correct decisions in the field of IT are needed.
How do you resolve problems that could lead to
slowing a business down?
Today, we “heal” information systems, computers,
printers, networks, all these things related to IT ten times
more quickly than hospitals do with human patients.
If your colleague has a stroke, the ambulance will
come in about fifteen minutes. But when some
system “has a stroke,” we are informed about it
in a minute, in three minutes we are working on
the solution and within five minutes it is resolved.
Modern means give us the possibility to treat robots
more quickly than people. And I can say that we
even “treat” them better.
What is your opinion on the current situation, as
almost everything is online today? Can it have some
There are, of course, some negative aspects. If
the person made money in the past, he/she had
an excise duty once a year. Today, every company
owner has that approximately four times a month.
In some cases, when the “EET” system worked, he/
she had the duty the very second a transaction was
done. This means that the pressure from the state
that wants to collect the money before the person
has it is enormous. Because of that, you need to
have functioning IT so that you can stack up not
only against the competition, but also against tireless
On the other hand, it is good that the state
administration is digitalized and that all data reported
to the state are transmitted electronically. It is great
that the internet exists, because you can obtain
relevant information very quickly. I also appreciate
that machines in factories can be adjusted remotely,
because the producer works, for example, in Italy.
To wait for the technician to arrive would take a lot
of valuable hours and it would result in an enormous
cost, which is not realistic for a small company.
Remote work represents a great saving of time,
personnel, and capital resources. And what do we
forfeit for this comfort? A virtually interconnected
world can be dangerous, therefore, digital
cautiousness of today‘s entrepreneurial generation
Where is the Moravian-Silesian region in the field
of IT compared with the rest of Czech Republic?
The Moravian-Silesian region is very strong in
industrial automation. When the regional politicians
say that it is a region where something was smelted
or mined, and that heavy industry is still the key one,
they are speaking about the past. They got stuck in
that past twenty years ago. Companies that have
been established since 1989 in our region are big
exporters of smart technologies to foreign countries.
Also, we need to remember that, in our region, we
need to keep jobs for 300,000 people, but not all of
these employees are people that could work in IT
and similar demanding fields. So we need to maintain
those sectors of classic machine production, but that
which is industrially automated. Therefore, we need
brave entrepreneurs who want to create big things
and pay people for everyday prospective work-not just startups with freelancers who are speaking
Thank you for the interview.
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