'Digital revolution' priorities for SMEs outlined by BCC

02 Nov 2023

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has outlined is priorities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the ongoing 'digital revolution'.

The BCC stated that the digital revolution is 'advancing at a seemingly exponential rate', with leaps made in the development of AI technology, language models and deep learning.

However, the business group warned that many SMEs may be missing out on the digital revolution as a result of poor infrastructure, a lack of skills and limited guidance on the technologies most appropriate for their business.  

It has called for the King's Speech on 7 November to 'consider how SMEs can benefit from wider technology adoption'.

David Bharier, Head of Insight at the BCC, commented: 'The digital revolution should be an enabler for businesses, not another barrier. Broadband is now a vital utility and the foundation for all tech adoption, but coverage is still patchy in many parts of the UK. Every firm should be confident getting fast and reliable connectivity and infrastructure planning should always have that in mind, both locally and nationally.'

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