Despite being the fourth country in the European Union with more specialists in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has, close to a million people, Spain still needs to improve its figures to achieve the objectives set by the EU for 2030, which intends to considerably expand the digitization of the business network. This will result in an increase in technological personnel for the country up to 2.12 million professionals.
The last report published by Deloitte on ‘Digital Decade in Europe’collects that our country surpasses other neighbors such as Italy, France and Germany, although still the 70% of companies they have not immersed themselves in the digitization process.
The sector would have to evolve a lot in these seven years to reach the figures set by Europe, since from 2019 to 2020 growth was only 2%and this slowdown is due to the lack of talent in this area that ends up holding back investment.
A detailed report submitted by EAE Business School It shows that almost 70% of industrial companies, almost all with less than ten employees, have digitization as a pending issue. These data are added to those provided by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) in 2022, which concluded that microenterprises specialized personnel decreased by 0.2% on the matter with respect to the first quarter of 2021.
The sectors with the least ICT progress
Those companies belonging to sectors considered traditional, such as construction or metallurgy, have a very low progress towards digitizationaround 50% and even below it. This problem is also latent in companies in other areas such as administration, transportation, real estate, electronics, and hospitality.
To the not have qualified staff Companies do not invest in advances such as artificial intelligence, although it is also the responsibility of the human resources department of these institutions to seek a more technical specialist profile. Added to this is the widespread ignorance that still exists in terms of legality, costs and incompatibility with the IT structure of companies.
Sectors that require further implementation
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although almost 90% of companies have a digital marketing areathey still have a long way to go until they reach full adaptation and the acquisition of an evolutionary rhythm identical to the digital age.
The irruption of ERP (Enterprise Resourcing Planning) in companies has caused many financial directors to spend more working hours with computer scientists, since the evolution experienced in the programming skills It allows companies to know the performance of their operations.
The legal sector is also preparing itself in cybercrime cases to be able to properly advise their clients and mitigate vulnerability of companies, since cyberattacks have become the usual trend.
The evolution that is being adopted in the commerce and absolute automation process It has led to improving relations with clients and to internationalize certain processes. However, the staff requires certain skills when using certain technological tools.
This seemingly traditional segment has also evolved over the years. Now the analysis of data has become a priority and companies request it to be able to make decisions related to the selection of personnel. Here comes new HRTech startups.
There are many companies that incorporate a chatbot or virtual assistant to be able to serve its users 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Consequently, this sector requires better preparation of its personnel in user experience.
The conclusion that we obtain from this Deloitte study is that times do not stop evolving at a dizzying pace, and that companies must adapt to new market needsincreasingly demanding, if they do not want to die and become obsolete.