Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

This section feature research, opinion and progress reports on how the Czech Republic compares to other EU countries economically. It includes analysis of international rankings such as the WEF and World Bank.

Spotlight issue

9th July 2018 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

R. Urbánek, GM Microsoft CZ&SK: "The purpose of artificial intelligence is to multiply the natural abilities of people."

When Henry Ford said: "For most purposes, a man with a machine is better than a man without a machine," he certainly did not know how his words would resonate even 100 years later at the threshold of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, says Rudolf Urbánek, General Manager for Czech Republic and Slovakia at Microsoft, in his blog.
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3rd August 2021 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

A quick look at Avast's latest Global Risk Report for SMBs

The report shows how likely business users in specific countries are to face various online threats We recently released our Avast Global PC Risk Report H1 2021 Snapshot and there’s good information that small and medium businesses (SMBs) can use to better understand what the security landscape is looking like in the Covid-19 era. If you’ve never read a threat report, they can be a little daunting, with lots of graphs and data. But in there, you’ll find information based on Avast’s global view into the threat landscape which you can use to help guide your thinking about how to better protect your business.
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1st July 2021 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Erste Digital: Merger creates one of region’s largest IT services companies

Erste Group is merging its IT companies to create one of the largest IT services companies in Austria and the CEE region. s IT Solutions Austria and Erste Group IT International will be merged and operate as Erste Digital as of 1 July 2021. Over 2,000 employees from 49 nationalities will work for Erste Digital in ensuring that Erste Group’s customers continue to benefit from innovative digital solutions that help them handle their banking needs and build prosperity.
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18th June 2021 / Competitiveness / Digital Agenda

Remote life: Automation, application reduction, and automatic tracking of KPIs can help improve your team’s work habits

Promptly sending employees to their home offices is how most organizations responded to the coronavirus crisis. This resulted in a change of the typical work model, leaving a room for its improvement. The scope of work itself has remained the same or similar, but the work environment, work habits, cooperation, and communication between colleagues have changed dramatically. So, how can managers reduce and prevent the potential negative effects of this change on employees? Conversely, how can they take advantage of the benefits of working from home and adaptive or hybrid workplaces? The answer is a better use of artificial intelligence and data.
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Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic