The Expansion of fast broadband Internet, according to a new survey, for the large majority of the German companies, the best prevention against future crises. More than 90 percent of the respondents 2452 company responded that a further Expansion of digital infrastructure, suitable or very suitable to the German economy more resilient to,
This shows a survey by the Munich-based Ifo Institute and the Mannheim Leibniz-centre for European economic research (ZEW) on behalf of the Foundation for family businesses. More than half of the companies would hold even for a "very appropriate" measure for future crises and better prepared.
"The Corona pandemic has shown that in many regions of Germany, the broadband supply is still insufficient," said Stefan Heidbreder, managing Director of the Foundation. In the Corona of a pandemic, many businesses have taken, therefore, money for the digitization of the work processes in Hand. 56 percent of companies surveyed extended the opportunity for work in the home office. And, above all, larger companies with more than 250 employees invested in the digitisation of their distribution (41.3 percent).
The Foundation for your year to monitor changing issues for the companies participating in the query. The study will be published in September.Updated Date: 16 August 2020, 20:19