The pandemic made it difficult for many companies to contact their contractors and thus to operate normally. On the other hand, technological processes in companies have significantly accelerated. Hence – as can be seen on the Polish market – the IT sector is becoming the driving force within the Polish economy, as reported by the Polish Economic Institute.
The IT industry is one of the most dynamically developing sectors – even before the pandemic, it constituted approx. 8% of Polish GDP, and also 1/3 of employment in the modern technology sector. Every year the number of employees grows by approx. 6% and the domestic market creates approx. 60000. companies, both Polish and foreign.
This sector seems to have recovered from its stagnation for good. Many of us remember, how few years ago, the industry was brought to a halt on the IT expenditure market in the public sector, and Poland was an outsider in terms of enterprise innovation – both in European and global quotes. Today, no one has any doubts that our IT sector will be the strong arm that will support the Polish economy.
In order to save their businesses, companies focus on digitization today. The rapid transition to remote work was the impulse , but other processes followed the digital transformation: document circulation, invoicing and hiring.
The management boards, aware of the risk of another lockdown, are ready to spend a lot of money on cloud solutions. As many as 65% of companies plan to increase or at least maintain expenses for this purpose. Over the next 12 months, more than half of them intend to invest in the digitization of financial and tax processes. They are most convinced by increasing work efficiency, reducing tax risk and streamlining processes.
Ian Moyse, a board member of Cloud Industry Forum and a member of TechUK’s cloud leaders’ committee, aptly spoke about the need for digital transformation: Lack of normality has become the norm now, so we must be much more flexible and ready to change. Cloud in any form (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, hybrid cloud, multi-cloud environment) for most enterprises is no longer an option, but a necessity. They need to be less tied to physical processes, locations, and equipment, and operate in a model that allows them to follow changing trends rather than fight them.
Marcin Kapuściński – Transition Technologies MS S.A.